Botox

Effective and safe, Botox is beloved by celebrities and yet is accessible to all: we can all look more youthful, vibrant and energetic without the need to resort to expensive and risky surgery nor live with scars.

Dr Paul Charlson

FRCGP DPD DRCOG DOccMed FBCAM

Paul is a highly experienced cosmetic physician with over 20 years of experience in the specialty and has performed thousands of successful wrinkle freezing procedures on his many loyal long-standing clients. He uses techniques learnt over the years attending conferences with the world’s leading exponents of cosmetic medicine.

  • Excellent client satisfaction ratings
  • Dr Paul has performed  over 20000 successful “Botox” procedures
  • Skill and experience gives a natural , pleasing result
  • Effective & safe
  • Full effect in 7 days+

Optimal wrinkle freezing (botox) results rely on the accurate placement of tiny amounts of toxin directly into the correct facial muscles, in the correct position at the correct depth. Poor injection technique and ignorance of facial anatomy combined can cause loss of facial symmetry and product wastage. Skilled treatment diminishes lines and wrinkles, ‘opens’ up your eyes yet leaves a natural, fresh, pleasing appearance.

Toxins are safe and have been used for many years to treat medical conditions such as migraine and bladder instability.

At Intoskin we ONLY use products sourced from reputable suppliers that have been freshly prepared and properly stored. We primarily use the three brands of botulinum toxin, Botox, Bocouture/Xeomin Azzalure/Dysport and Vistabel. We have recently introduced the longer acting Alluzience from Galderma and Letybo from Croma

Why choose IntoSkin?

  • Experienced doctor providing natural pleasing outcomes
  • Botox is a legal medicine (POM) & has to be prescribed by a prescribing clinician
  • ‘Botox’ has become a generic name for wrinkle freezing treatment than can be achieved by Botox (Allergan) , Bocouture (Merz), Azzalure (Galderma) these treatments require different numbers of units to be injected for successful outcome
  • Consultation & treatment on same day
  • We always have toxin in stock
  • ‘Top up’ and adjustment service available between 2 to 4 weeks at no extra cost
  • Botox products guaranteed from licensed suppliers
  • Different toxin products available to suit client need
  • Fresh botox product correctly stored
  • Post treatment advice

Wrinkle freezing Botox works on

  • crows feet
  • glabella (the crease between the eyes)
  • forehead
  • under the eyes
  • bunny lines on the nose
  • your mouth
  • your chin
  • improves jaw definition
  • turkey neck
  • sweating and migraine
Glabella £200
Crows feet £200
Glabella and forehead £250
Glabella and bunny lines £250
Any three sites £275
Extra sites £25 – 50
Nefertiti lift for ‘turkey’ neck
and defined jaw line/neck
from £300
Teeth Grinding from £250
Male treatments add £30 – £50
Individualised treatments, please enquire.
(fish mouth, apple chin, gummy smile)

SAFE BOTOX

Safe Botox: At INTOSKIN clinic your safety is our number one priority. Read more

BOTOX SIDE EFFECTS

Botulinum toxin side effects are rare but they do occur. Most are due to poor technique leading to disappointing results. Read more

BOTOX PROBLEMS

Botulinum toxin problems and side effects are usually transient and minor. Problems can be either a known side effect (eg droopy eyelid) or simply a poor outcome due to bad technique. Read more

How do botox, the muscle freezing injections work?

We inject a purified protein that relaxes small facial muscles. It is most often used for cosmetic purposes in the small muscles of the face which contributes to frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead or lip lines, and down-turned corners of the mouth. It is also used and licensed for medical indications.

Why have a separate consultation and then return for later treatment, this is inconvenient?

A doctor can consult and administer in one convenient treatment, as they are allowed to keep stock. Nurses are not allowed to keep stock of POM drugs and legally have to order drug in for each individual patient.

Why has been so much bad publicity regarding training and regulation of injections?

Careful research to find a professionally regulated, fully trained and insured practitioner is vital. Our clients are often shocked to realise that the cosmetic injection market is totally unregulated in the UK. In other European countries ONLY doctors can administer these treatments but in the UK there are an increasing number of poorly trained practitioners offering treatments. If they have ANY training at all it can be done in one day with scant hands on experience. Many practitioners also make misleading and irrelevant claims about previous experience which has no bearing on their ability to practice cosmetic dermatology. The Government is currently looking into regulation of the market to improve consumer safety.

I have heard of something called Botulism. Is the treatment related to Botulism?

This is a very important question. The active ingredient is the same. In larger amounts it can cause Botulism. Botulism poisoning, although rare, can occur if a person eats contaminated food. The bacteria make huge amounts of toxin, which circulate throughout the body and cause symptoms of botulism. Cosmetic treatment uses extremely small does of toxin (under 50 units), it can be injected into specific muscles of the upper face very safely. Clinical studies of over 20 years have shown Botox to be effective and safe. Skilled injectors target very specific injection sites for the desired cosmetic effect.

How do I know my doctor won’t give me too much toxin?

Paul has been treating patients with Botox since 2002. He is fully trained and we only use properly sourced products from reputable suppliers with professional quality control.

Are there patients who should not receive treatment?

Pregnant women, nursing mothers, or people who have myasthenia gravis or muscle diseases.

Do injections hurt?

There is no irritation or inflammation. Occasionally there may be a very mild sting. Certainly, but no anesthesia is needed prior to injections. However, we have found that our clients’ sensitivity varies enormously and we offer anaesthetic cream for those who want to use it. We use tiny needles.

Are there any interactions with other drugs?

It is always important to let your doctor know if you are taking any other drugs, especially antibiotics such as amino glycoside. These types of antibiotics may increase the effect of Botox.

How long does the treatment take to work? How long does it last?

Experience tells us, it takes 7 to 10 days for most patients to see the effects. Some patients notice the effects in as few as 3 days. Most patients get 90% relaxation of these muscles. A recent study in the USA showed that Botox lasted from 3 to 8 months for upper facial wrinkling, in most patients it lasts 3 to 5 months. Yes, repeated injections are performed to maintain a benefit over a long period of time usually three times a year. The treatment can be performed for as long as is required. With continued treatments the effects are more lasting. Sometimes a patient will want Botox for a one time special occasion such as their child’s wedding or a reunion.

Are there any side effects?

Because of the tiny doses that are used for facial wrinkling, no significant side effects have been reported. Patients sometimes have a feeling of stiffness or numbness in the area injected, however, as the nerves of touch are unaffected, this sensation is transient and disappears in a few days.

Will it freeze my forehead and make it mask like and shiny?

Because Paul has administered so many treatments he is able to ‘relax’ around 90% of muscle activity and allow for a natural result. Lines and wrinkles are smoothed out and, as the muscles are not contracted they start to get smaller and the lines less deep.

I had treatment and my facial expression/eyebrows were asymmetrical

This happens when the injector doesn’t have the skill or basic understanding of the facial anatomy to know where to place fine adjustments to even up your facial muscles. There is no formal training scheme or regulation for cosmetic injections and unfortunately there are many practitioners who have very little experience and scant knowledge.

SAFE BOTOX

Safe Botox, dermal filler and Sculptra injections require experience, training and technique. It is not possible to administer product safely after scant training and even more so if your practitioner does not have detailed knowledge of facial anatomy, infection control and offers a clinical clean injecting environment.

SAFE BOTOX: AT INTOSKIN CLINIC YOUR SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.

Safe Botox, dermal filler treatments https://wp.me/P9DT8q-1Ik and other anti aging injections administered by an experienced professional in clinical surroundings and by a practitioner trained in sterile injection techniques.

Check out Paul’s U Tube for more on safe Botox https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpXkGeVnyAthhLIogtIntMA

We minimise any risks associated with treatments by:

  • Dr Charlson is one of the UKs most experienced cosmetic injectors
  • Dr Charlson is past President of the British College Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM)
  • Dr Charlson attends EXCLUSIVE training events with the world’s most admired & experienced cosmetic injectors
  • Dr Charlson holds DPD qualification (Diploma in Dermatology) and runs NHS dermatology clinics

Dr Charlson:

  • Keeps up to date with the latest research
  • Attends training events with industry innovators
  • Ensures you are informed and consented for all treatments
  • Has clinical treatment facilities and offers full aftercare
  • Private consultations in discreet clinical environment
  • Uses of licensed product from trusted companies located in Europe and USA
  • Has infection control procedures in place and is fully insured
  • Responsibly destroys used needles and sharps and discarded product.

BOTOX SIDE EFFECTS

Botulinum toxin side effects are rare but they do occur. Most are due to poor technique leading to disappointing results. Dr Paul has performed about 20000 toxin treatments and can usually correct problems that arise or advise you about them.

Botulinum toxin has been used for decades for a variety of medical indications and has a common misconception is that it actually paralyzes all the muscles in the face. Although, this can happen most physicians strive to inject just the amount that allows the patient to have some limited activity but not so much that they have overactivity of the areas. Patients should know that it is not used to keep them from expressing themselves completely but simply to keep them from making facial grimaces and frowns that have become habits and are unintended. When performed correctly, most people will not notice that a toxin procedure has been performed but simply that the patient looks more rested or happier.

Botulinum Toxin has an excellent safety record. The treatment is exceptionally effective and lasts from 2 to 6 months depending on the individual.It is very rare for patients not to obtain an effect.

Side effects are mild and short-lived and they usually fall into the following:

  • bruising at injection site
  • headache
  • eye lid droop
  • eyebrow droop
  • watery eyes
  • sensitivity to light
  • Eye drops are available to help reduce problems with eyelid droop.
  • It can be used on the lower face and neck, however the potential side effects are different but also rare:
  • Inability to chew food
  • Inability to swallow

BOTOX PROBLEMS

Botulinum toxin problems and side effects are usually transient and minor. Problems can be either a known side effect (eg droopy eyelid) or simply a poor outcome due to bad technique. At Intoskin we include as adjustment appointment in the price to allow for unequal muscle effect to be adjusted if it occurs or to ensure optimum effects . We know that treatments do not always go to plan. At Intoskin we always try to correct any problems with our own treatments when they occur. If you have a problem with a treatment or the outcome is not what you expected please tell us. We may not be able to change it but we can usually explain why something has happened.

The key to a great Botox treatment is a natural refreshed look not a “startled rabbit” or Mr Spock eyebrows,. To achieve optimum results experience and a deep understanding of the facial musculature is required.

We also provide a bespoke service to try to correct issues caused by other practitioners. In the case of fillers this might be a case of dissolving the filler with hyaluronidase. We can also treat other issues which might require a balancing of a result or simply providing an explanation of the issues. In the case of botulinum toxin we can usually provide a different outcome by adjusting the treatment.

This work can be difficult and requires expertise. Contact us on 07545371100 for an appointment at our London sites, Canary Wharf and Harley Street