IT IS NOW PROBABLY THE TOP-RANKING NON-SURGICAL COSMETIC TREATMENT IN THE UK
Botox was first used in the 1970’s to treat children with squints. Its cosmetic potential was then recognized, and it has been used to treat wrinkles since 1990, but much longer for medical reasons.
A convenient alternative to surgery, it is possible to use injections with Botox to reduce and relax frown lines, forehead lines and laughter lines around the eyes.
The benefits of Botox injections are visible within 7 to 10 days of the treatment. They will last for three to four months when you first start having Botox, giving the face a smoother, more rested appearance. Botox is a preventative treatment, and with repeat injections over time, the less you will need.
WHAT CAN BE TREATED WITH BOTOX ?
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BENEFITS OF BOTOX
Botox is known to help your body ‘naturally’ retrain itself to help further reduce such things as frown lines. When injected with Botox, the muscles are temporarily immobilised which means that you will not be using those muscles that form the face into a frown. As a pleasant side effect of this, tension headaches and migraines will be reduced as well.
After an initial consultation with a medical prescriber at the clinic , you will be able to set an appointment for your Botox injections. The actual ‘procedure’ only takes about 10-15 minutes. Continuing the example of relaxing the frown lines, your practitioner will ask you to frown so that she can assess your muscle activity and depth of lines produced.
It takes up to 14 days days for Botox to become effective and at this time you will notice that it is getting increasingly hard to frown. After a period of two to three weeks those muscles will be ‘asleep’ and frowning will be, for all intents and purposes, a thing of the past. Most people frown without even noticing they are frowning, so Aesthetic Results treatments help to correct this inadvertent reflex. The process works in the same way for all the other conditions.
Whilst some people may still be able to use a few of the muscles needed to form a frown, they will almost certainly need to work at it very hard in order to actually get that to happen. If you can frown after working at it, don’t despair as it doesn’t mean the treatment hasn’t worked. It simply means that you need to work very hard to frown whereas before it was a reflex action.
A WORD OF CAUTION
Those lines caused by sun-damaged skin or age-related sagging of the skin cannot be effectively treated with Botox.