What is Botox? Botox is what is known as a dermatological filler treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. It is ...
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Botox has been developed as a cosmetic treatment to reduce the effects of ageing by improving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox Prices start from approx £200 per session . Block booking numerous bookings may reduce the cost of each session and some larger treatment areas such as the forehead, may cost more than smaller areas such as the mouth or around the eyes.
Botox is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin which is a medical treatment for muscle spasms. The Botulinum Toxin is produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum which when occurring in large doses can be dangerous, sometimes causing paralysis. Botox uses a protein from this bacterium administered in small doses as a therapeutic and cosmetic treatment.
Botox is a highly popular cosmetic treatment with both men and women and it offers a non-invasive and more affordable alternative to a surgical facelift and other more invasive forms of dermal rejuvenation.
How Does Botox Work?
Botulinum Toxin Type A is a muscle relaxing agent that works at nerve endings to enable controlled weakening of the muscles inducing localised paralysis of the targeted area. Once Botox is injected in to the treatment site these muscles can no longer contract or spasm as the nerve impulses are blocked. This results in smoothening of the skin where wrinkles relax and become less defined. Surrounding areas which are not injected remain unaffected and so normal expression can continue.
Botox treatments use fine needles which reduce patient discomfort and increase the accuracy of these localised injections. These injections take just a few minutes to administer and patients do not require any anaesthetic throughout the treatment meaning they can resume normal activities straight away. The results of a Botox treatment are almost instantly noticeable with visible results within 2-3 days.
Are there any Side Effects to Botox?
The most common side effects of Botox injections are minor bruising or tenderness to the skin which can last up to 2 days. Other effects may include headaches, flu-like symptoms and nausea however occurrences of these are less common. It is recommended that Botox treatment is not suitable during pregnancy or for anyone suffering from a neurological disorder.
Other Uses of Botox
Botox is not just a cosmetic treatment and can also be used to reduce excessive sweating through injections of the protein into the armpit sweat glands.
Botox can also be used to effectively relieve muscle stiffness in the elbow, wrist and fingers by targetting the relevant motor nerves.
Botox can also be used as pain relief for sufferers of cervical muscle distopia.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox is a temporary facial rejuvenation technique which requires periodic treatments sessions to maintain wrinkle reduction, it is therefore advised to return for treatments roughly every 4-6 months. After this time the muscles will begin to contract and previously smoothed out wrinkles will start to collapse. The skin will potentially crease less vigorously after treatment as new skin grows flatter beneath the treated area, strengthening and lengthening the results of further treatments.