What is Botox?

Botulinum Toxin A (BOTOX®) is a natural protein that blocks muscular contractions and so relaxes the affected muscle. Unlike some cosmetic medical treatments, they’re suitable for virtually anyone who has wrinkles or other skin lines that they want to remove.

What is Botox a Suitable Treatment for?

As well as cosmetic use, BOTOX® has therapeutic uses such as treatment of overactive sweat glands, headaches and teeth grinding. BOTOX® is an FDA approved drug, it has been used within medicine for over four decades and has no known adverse effects. BOTOX® does not reach any other part of your body other than the part it’s injected into, it is administered in such a way that it only affects your muscles and sweat glands.

Are there any Side-Effects to Botox?

Like most cosmetic treatments, some side effects can occur when choosing Botox in Essex. Some clients report mild bruising, while some may experience a headache after having the treatment.


Botox in Southend is mainly used to diminish unwanted lines on the forehead, crow’s feet lines around the eyes, and frown lines in-between the brows. However other areas can be treated such as gummy smiles, downturned mouth and dimpled chin. We are also able to do a botox brow lift if you’re looking to improve the appearance of hooded eyes.

At Snap, you’re able to arrange a free consultation with any of our practitioners.


BOTOX 1 Area – £160.00
BOTOX 2 Areas – £210.00
BOTOX 3 areas – £260.00
Excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) – £450.00
Nefertiti Neck lift – £450


1 area – £200
2 areas – £280
3 area – £330

Please note, prices for males differ from female prices due to the facial muscles typically being larger in size in men and therefore requiring more toxin to achieve the desired result.

Snap Beauty offers Botox in Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, Benfleet and Rayleigh and all of the surrounding areas of Essex.


Although there is limited evidence and only a very small number of cases, there is a risk of inflammatory reactions and soft tissue swelling in patients who have previously had soft tissue fillers, or plan to have treatment, after receiving COVID-19 vaccination. As a result, you cannot be treated for the below:

Botox patients: cannot be treated one-week pre or one-week post covid 19 vaccine.

Dermal filler patients: cannot be treated 3 weeks pre or 3 weeks post covid 19 vaccine.

Do not attend for treatment if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or are suffering from ongoing symptoms from a previous infection.</p

If you develop any reactions following your treatment, it is imperative you contact your practitioner at the earliest opportunity.

If you develop any reactions following your treatment, you may require medication to manage the complication. This may include oral steroid medication which may lower your immunity to COVID-19 if you have recently been vaccinated.



If you are looking for Botox in Southend-on-Sea, Snap Beauty has two, fully qualified medical practitioners that carry out anti-wrinkle injections.

Aesthetic Doctor
Isra works part time for Snap as an aesthetic practitioner, alongside working as a dentist. Isra qualified from the University of Dundee in...
Aesthetic Practitioner
Niusha has joined Snap as an Advanced level Aesthetic Pharmacist. Niusha is an independent prescriber, with an extensive clinical background. Her...


Botox relaxes the injected facial muscles, causing them to appear smoother and preventing new wrinkles from forming. They are most effective for expression lines around the eyes and forehead, and the results will typically last for 3-6 months. This is different to dermal fillers, which add volume to the wrinkled area rather than relaxing the muscle beneath. Botox targets the cause, whereas fillers target the effect. Deep wrinkles that are apparent even when the muscle is relaxed are better candidates for fillers than Botox.

Injections always bring some degree of discomfort, however, Botox anti-wrinkle injections are almost painless and require no surface numbing. The needles used are very small, so you’ll feel just a prick.

We always warn clients to expect some bruising when choosing Botox in Southend, however, it depends on how prone you are to bruising. Some medications mean you are more prone to bleeding or bruising (e.g. aspirin). But bruising is always temporary and doesn’t affect the final result. Other things to expect are swelling, redness, discomfort and a small risk of infection (so follow instructions given!)

Side effects for anti-wrinkle injections are minimal and have been used for decades to treat other medical conditions including excessive sweating but we advise against it if you have any neuromuscular  disorders (e.g. Myasthenia Gravis).

We advise against Botox during breastfeeding and pregnancy, or if you have any allergies to Botulium Toxin®️.

That depends on how much is injected. We are always more on the conservative side and are happy to top it up if you want some more for free 2 weeks later. That way, we build up to the dose that works for you. Less is better to begin with. We always document how much we use then we learn what dose works best for you so we know how much to start with next time.

Botox and filler are not the same thing. Botox or Botulinum Toxin is produced by the bacteria clostridium botulinum. It acts by binding to neuromuscular junctions, preventing the release of acetylcholine. This prevents the muscle from working and weakens the muscle over time. When injected into the face, it can soften and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Most popularly this tends to be in the forehead, frown, crows feet and around the mouth.
Other beneficial effects of Botox can include the prevention of migraines, arm pit sweating, clenching of the jaw muscles (for people who grind their teeth), as well as reducing the appearance of a “square” jaw making it more feminine and “V” shaped.

Fillers are based on hyaluronic acid which is a substance that occurs naturally in your body. This hyaluronic acid based substance is injected into the skin to revitalise and add volume to an area. Its effects include plumping of the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Yes it can! Botox can lift eyebrows and make eyes appear brighter and more alert. It can also help those with hooded eyelids by lifting the eyebrows.

We offer our services from our salon based in the Southchurch area of Southend-on-Sea in Essex. Our customers visit us from all around the local area, including Leigh-on-Sea, Rayleigh, Benfleet, Rochford and Hockley.

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