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Botox is a brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are other brand names for botulinum, such as Xeomin. The FDA approved such usage in the late 1980s upon the discovery that Botox could stop ailments like blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking) and strabismus (lazy eye). Doctors have been using Botox for years to successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases. In April 2002, Botox gained FDA approval for treatment of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows – called glabellar lines. However, Botox is often used for other areas of the face as well.

How is the procedure performed?

The botulinum toxin is administered by diluting the powder in saline (sodium chloride) and injecting directly into neuromuscular tissue, The toxin requires 24-72 hours to take effect, reflecting the time necessary to disrupt the synaptosomal process. In very rare circumstances, some individuals may require as many as five days for the full effect to be observed.

Who is performing the procedure?

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[dt_sc_team name=”Sam Adams” degree=”60min” image=”http://clinic33.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/sam-adams.jpg” ]Sam has attained the following MBChB, FRCSI, FRCS. Sam is a fully accredited Paediatric Surgeon currently working in Brighton and the NHS and has been for the past 20 years. He is a member of the The British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS) and is listed as a Specialist Paediatric Surgeon by the British General Medical Council and the European Medical Board.

He developed an interest in Aesthetics 10 years ago and has extensive experience in Salons and clinics throughout Brighton, mid-Sussex and Surrey. He advocates the use of non surgical treatments in a subtle, natural way to enhance and improve the way you look. He offers a personalised free consultation, with confidential and professional advice on all nonsurgical antiageing treatments. Sam truly is the pinnacle of expertise and accreditations when it comes to botox, fillers and all other facial cosmetic treatments.[/dt_sc_team]

[dt_sc_team name=”Teresa Kis (nee Simmonds)” degree=”60min” image=”http://clinic33.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Teresa.jpg” ]Teresa is an independent nurse prescriber. She has worked in the aesthetic industry for over 10 years and is a member of the BACN (British Association of Aesthetic nurses) Teresa also works as a senior nurse trainer for a leading pharmaceutical company training other nurses and doctors in basic and advanced dermal filler techniques.

Teresa has presented and demonstrated dermal filler techniques at aesthetic conferences including FACE, IAAFA and BACN. She has worked alongside many Key Opinion Leaders in the Industry ,including Dr Sandeep Cliff, Mr Raman Malhotra, Professor Bob Khana, Dr Linda Eve and Dr Gertrude Huss.[/dt_sc_team]