Short Summary

One of the best known and most popular remedies for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Botox® can also be used to treat excessive sweating, teeth grinding, migraines or to provide a subtle neck lift or lower face shaping.

Key Information

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From £295
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30-60 minutes
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Mild (with numbing)
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30 minutes
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Face, arm pits, neck, jaw, trapezius
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3-4 times per annum

Additional Information

What are the benefits of BOTOX®?

Carefully administered, Botox® will provide:

  • A youthful and fresh appearance
  • Very swift results
  • In a minimally invasive way

At Montrose, we always focus on allowing natural movement and expressions.

How does BOTOX® work?

Wrinkles are caused by the contraction of facial muscles. During youth, as the muscles return to rest these disappear, however, as a result of the ageing process, these become present during rest. Botox® helps relieve this by relaxing the muscles and hence lessens the wrinkles.

What complementary treatments are available?

In order to optimise the anti-wrinkle effects of Botox® treatments, a multimodal approach is preferred, both in the very early stages by means of prevention but also when established wrinkles are present.

We advocate skin health and as such, recommend a commitment to tailored skincare.

We also recommend regular facials. Furthermore, some clients both in the preventative phase and those with established wrinkles will benefit from dermal fillers, laser and/or skin tightening treatments.

During your consultation your doctor will discuss other potential treatments that may be of benefit to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the post treatment advice?
  • Avoid touching or massaging the treated areas to prevent migration of the product
  • Do not apply retinol or Vitamin C for 24 hours after the procedure
  • For the first 24 hours, keep treated area dry and clean, wash with lukewarm water and allow to air dry (avoid using towels)
  • Do not apply makeup around the treated area for 24 hours
  • Avoid saunas, hot baths and jacuzzis for 24 hours post treatment
  • Avoid exercise or sweat inducing activities for 24 hours post treatment
  • Avoid sunlight for 24 hours post procedure
  • As part of your skin health regimen, from 24 hours post procedure avoid direct sunlight on the treated area, using a hat where possible, and with broad spectrum physical SPF 50 and 5 star UVA protection such as the Forlle’d Hyalogy UV protector or ZO Sheer Fluid Broad Spectrum Sunscreen.
What are the risks?
  • Brusing around injected area
  • A headache within the first few days after injection
  • A droop or heaviness of the eyebrows, or eyelids
  • Asymmetry
What can I expect?

Prior to arrival at Montrose

A week before treatment stop all use of irritant topical products (Acids, Retinol, Vitamin C or scrubs)

If you are taking blood thinners, including NSAIDs such as Asprin or Ibuprofen, you should discuss with your doctor whether it is possible to discontinue their use throughout the course of your treatment.

On arrival at Montrose

On arrival at Montrose, our team will assist in the removal of any makeup. One of our plastic surgeons will undertake an initial consultation to understand any of your concerns and to review your medical history, after which the treatment area will be photographed. Your doctor will advise you of your facial dynamics and the results that Botox® would likely achieve.

Once a treatment plan is agreed, the doctor will administer the Botox®, after which there will be a number of small red bumps at the injection sites. These bumps usually settle down within hours and within 24-48 hours, should not be visible.


The effects of the treatment commence within 3-5 days and it is normal for it to take between 10-12 days for the full effect of the treatment to become visible.

We will arrange for a follow up video consultation 12-14 days following the treatment and, if required, we may suggest a complimentary top-up at this point.

Within 3-4 months of the treatment, we would expect the effects to be wearing off and recommend booking a return visit.

Who is this treatment unsuitable for?

The treatment is unsuitable for:

  • Patients who are pregnant
  • Patients who are breastfeeding
  • Patients who have had Botox® in the past and experienced an allergic or hypersensitive reaction
  • Patients with neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome