As we get older, expression lines such as forehead lines and crow’s feet can make us look tired, angry or sad, when we really aren’t. Wrinkle-smoothing injections, or Botox® as it is commonly known, is one of the most popular non-surgical treatments for both men and women, to help temporarily smooth crow’s feet and forehead lines and give a fresher, more wide-awake look to the face. At Rosie Cooper Aesthetics in Leamington Spa and Oxford, we specialise in Botox® treatments and ensure that we obtain effective, yet, natural-looking results for our patients.
Botox® is actually a brand name for a substance called Botulinum Toxin Type A; a neurotoxin that has been used in medicine for many years. In 2002, Botox® was licensed for use for frown lines and the upper face, to temporarily reduce wrinkles and offer a more youthful appearance. Botox® addresses ‘dynamic’ lines (those caused by expression) and helps to smooth these lines by blocking the nerve signals to the muscles which create movement. However, do not be alarmed, as Rosie Cooper has extensive experience as a Botox® specialist and is medically-qualified to administer this prescribed drug; you will still be able to form expressions and will not look fake or over-done, after your procedure.
Most people over the age of 25 who are beginning to see expression lines and wrinkles in the upper face, can undergo a Botox® treatment. However, there are contraindications to consider (such as pregnancy and breast feeding), as well as taking in to account that Botox® will not be effective on deep-set static lines or furrows. Therefore, we will ask that you attend a no obligation consultation, prior to treatment, so we can assess your facial concerns and check your medical history, to make sure Botox® will be both suitable for your specific requirements and safe for you to undergo.
As the needles used for this treatment are extremely fine, and the injections, superficially made, there is very little discomfort with this treatment. Therefore, a topical anaesthetic is not usually required. If you are particularly nervous or squeamish, please let us know at your consultation, and we can make the necessary arrangements for a topical numbing cream.
Results can usually be seen fully, after 2 to 3 weeks. However, many of our patients state that they start to experience a smoother complexion after as little as 48 hours. Everyone is different.
Every patient experiences different timings when it comes to longevity of results and this can depend on your individual response to treatment, as well as lifestyle choices which can affect the condition of the skin (such as smoking or excessive sun exposure). Certain cosmetic procedures can hinder the length of the results, so this is worth discussing in your consultation. However, in most cases, our patients enjoy their results for 3 to 6 months.
Rosie has simply changed my life. Her expertise and attention to detail have not only visually transformed my appearance but have equally given me back my confidence.
From the first conversation with Rosie I felt reassured that I would be given the best treatment. However I never expected such exceptional aftercare too.
I had a deep scar and the treatment results have reduced me to tears. There is no hard sell, just professional advice delivered in a caring and calm environment.
My advice is to book a consultation with Rosie. You too can then share your positive experience and transformations.”
Rosie always listens carefully to what I think I need, before she makes any suggestions. She has introduced me to new products by giving me her honest opinion and I have always been thrilled with the result.
I’ve been to another practitioner in the UK and one in South Africa, but Rosie’s expertise is beyond compare.
– Ms S, Oxford
I cannot thank Rosie enough for the healthier and younger looking image that I now have; my confidence and positive outlook have soared along with my looks.
I am so thrilled with Rosie’s work that I would never dream of letting another practitioner touch my skin – her results are nothing short of miraculous!
– JJ, Warwickshire
To me, the results already look like a transformation – in the subtlest way of course. I love the fact that my eyebrows have lifted, and I love the new pout. I never thought I would do this kind of treatment – I thought I would age gracefully without help! – But I’m so happy I did.
– Rachel, Oxfordshire
Once you’ve been to Rosie, I can assure you, you’ll never want to go anywhere else for treatments ever again. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who wants to look more vibrant and confident.
– Maxine, Leamington Spa