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Is Botox The Key To Keeping Ageing At Bay?

Is Botox The Key To Keeping Ageing At Bay?

Ageing is a fact of life and is inevitably something that we all go through. It can be a shock to look in the mirror and see the signs of ageing beginning to make an appearance within our skin. It can be really frustrating struggling to find a product that not only protects your skin, but also helps you looks as youthful as possible. If you feel you need a little extra help, it’s important to find a cosmetic treatment that works for your needs and lifestyle. If you feel it’s time to take a stand against your lines and wrinkles then Botox injections at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic might just be the answer, and the good news is they’re effective, affordable and safe.

The term ‘botox’ is thrown about in the media as an umbrella term for muscle relaxing injections as a whole. The truth is, Botox Cosmetic is a brand name for just one type of muscle relaxing injection, although it is by far the most used by patients and doctors. With celebrity fans and regular patients all over the world, this injectable is the most widely known cosmetic treatment in the world now, but what is it and what can it offer YOU?

Botox is a cosmetic injectable that allows patients to improve the look of their lines and wrinkles within the skin they are injected into. It was originally designed for medical use rather than cosmetic, and to this day is still a popular way to treat excessive sweating amongst other conditions. The way Botox works is actually rather simple: the injection temperately freezes the facial muscle/s in which it is injected into making it virtually impossible for the muscles to move. This helps to improve the look of lines and wrinkles, as it’s often due to a combination of the overuse of facial muscles and a decrease in collagen levels within the skin that causes signs of ageing to appear. By freezing the facial muscles that are responsible for the creasing of the skin, the chance of further damage being caused to the quality of the skin is eradicated.

As said before, Botox injections are incredibly popular worldwide and this is for good reason. The injectable offers patients a quick and convenient treatment that is truly created with the modern man or woman in mind. We all lead such busy lives now, and it can be hard to find the time to look after your skin let alone worry about ageing lines, but Botox injections are so quick they can easily fit into your life. Thanks to fast treatment times of just 30 minutes (on average) and no need for recovery time, there now is a cosmetic anti-ageing treatment for those on the go. Patients can sit their Botox treatment and return to work within an hour. Not bad for a treatment you only need to top up 2-3 times a year, right?

Although Botox is the perfect anti-ageing treatment for those on the go, it does come with some risks. Patients need factor in possible swelling, bruising and bleeding at the site of application, as well as the risk of infection and the possibility of damage to the facial muscles and nerves. These risks are extremely rare to encounter but never the less should be considered by all those considering safe Botox treatment.

Dr. Alice Hudson-Peacock from Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic and had this to say about Botox injection treatment.
“Botox injections have long been popular with our patients in the Canterbury, Kent, Dover and Ashford area. Botox has enjoyed this level of success for one reason: it works! Botox injections are able to vastly improve the look of ageing skin and provide effective prevention against further lines and wrinkles for up to six months. Botox injections can also work wonders when paired with dermal fillers; a strong non-surgical anti-ageing team. Dermal fillers are able to restore the youthful fullness that many lose as we get older whilst also filling in deep set lines and wrinkles. This paired with Botox’s wrinkle preventing qualities makes for some amazing results.

Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic is the perfect place to undergo Botox injection treatment as we have a team of cosmetic doctors, dermatologists and beauty therapists that are dedicated to providing the best possible results. In addition to this, Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic can provide treatment in a wide range of locations to you, including Faversham, Folkestone and Thanet, as well as further afield.”

If you would like more information on Botox injections and what they can offer you then book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic today. The friendly team are happy to help guide you when making the decision to undergo anti-ageing aesthetic treatments like Botox or dermal fillers.