WHAT ARE BOTOX INJECTIONS?
Botox injections are a wonderful, non-surgical solution for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and on the forehead for a more youthful appearance. Botox is non-invasive and requires no downtime.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF BOTOX?
Botox was created in the 1980s to treat various conditions like, strabismus and excessive sweating.
During these treatments doctors noticed Botox relaxed the muscles that cause wrinkles in the skin. The results were smoothed out wrinkles and younger-looking skin.
It’s been studied numerous times to ensure its safety and effectiveness. In 2003, the FDA approved Botox to be used as a cosmetic injectable for fine lines and wrinkles.
Since then, Botox injections have been enjoyed by millions of people all over the world.
WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR BOTOX INJECTIONS?
Fine lines and wrinkles come with age. Deep expressions made by the contraction of facial muscles make these wrinkles much worse. For instance, furrowing of the eyebrows, squinting of the eyes, and smiling widely.
While Botox does work wonders on places like, lines between the eyes, crow’s feet, and laugh lines, it’s also great for achieving full lips. The signature “Botox Lip Flip” makes lips big and beautiful by relaxing the muscles around the mouth. This stops the expressions that cause lips to be tight and thin such as, pursing the lips.
HOW DO BOTOX INJECTIONS WORK?
Botox injections work by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. When signals are blocked, muscles are no longer capable of making the deep expressions that cause wrinkles and lines. The results are relaxed skin, smoothed out wrinkles, and a youthful appearance.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING TREATMENT?
After disinfecting the target area, the doctor uses a syringe to gently inject a measured dose of Botox into the skin. Our physicians adapt the procedure to suit the physiology of each patient, because each person has differing facial composition and requirements.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
Results appear within 3 to 7 days after the treatment. The results last 4 to 6 months, before more injections are needed.
If a patient isn’t happy with their results, we offer a retouch after 15 days after treatment.
Redness where Botox has been injected is normal, disappears in less than an hour. After treatment, regular activities can be resumed. Makeup can even be applied. Patients should avoid alcohol and strenuous exercise for about 24 hours after treatment.
WHAT ARE THE CONTRA-INDICATIONS OF BOTOX INJECTIONS?
The doctor does a full consultation before Botox injections to identify any medical conditions that might cause an adverse reaction. These include:
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Antibiotic treatment
- Recent blood thinning medication
- Myasthenia gravis (a neuromuscular disease)
- Recent anti-inflammatory treatment
- Lambert-Eaton syndrome (a rare disorder characterised by muscle weakness of the limbs)
We ask patients taking any medication to advise the physician before treatment. Do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs 8 days prior to treatment, in order to avoid the occurrence of bruising.
BOTOX INJECTIONS ARE THE SOLUTION FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN
Botox injections are popular for a reason, because they work! You can maintain smooth, wrinkle-free skin, and perfect, pouty lips without needing any kind of surgery. Our experts are knowledgeable and easy to talk to. You can trust us to give you superior results with Botox. Call our clinic today at 020 7486 5134, or click the button at the top of the page, to set up a consultation!