As we enter April the pressure to look ready for the warmer months is well and truly on. One of the biggest elements to looking your best for the array of vacations and social occasions that summer brings is having youthful looking skin. Holding back the signs of ageing within your skin is an issue we all struggle with and the harsh weather of the previous winter can cause havoc on your skin. If this all sound familiar to you then Botox injection treatment might be for you.
Botox injections are one of the most famous cosmetic treatments in the world and are hugely popular with those wanting to hold time in its tracks when it comes to their skin. Botox injections are a brand of muscle relaxing injections (not to be confused with dermal fillers) and aim to improve the look of signs of ageing within the skin. Muscle relaxing injections such as Botox achieve this by temporarily ‘freezing’ the facial muscles they are injected into to make them unable to crease the skin further. This is an effective solution to the formation of lines and wrinkles as it is due to an overuse of the facial muscles and reduction of collagen present within the skin that wrinkles appear. Many of us over use of facial muscles on a daily basis, but once the collagen production being to slow down in our late twenties the skin can no long bounce back from creasing, and wrinkles are formed. Botox is a wonderful solution to stopping the formation of signs of ageing and preserving the skin as freezing the facial muscle makes it impossible for them to crease the skin further.
“Botox injection treatment is a hugely popular cosmetic treatment that has a massive following for good reason: the treatment provides a wealth of benefits to its patients,” says Dr. Alice Hudson-Peacock from Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, Kent. “Botox injection treatment is quick and convenient, with an average procedure time of just 30 minutes and no recovery time needed. Patients can sit the treatment in their lunch break and return to work right away, making botox injection treatment the perfect procedure for the modern man or woman.”
Botox injection treatment is also extremely flexible for patients.
“They have the freedom to preserve their results with top-up treatments or stop treatment as they wish with no consequences,” Dr Hudson-Peacock explains. “Which is great as it allows patients to change their mind when it comes to their appearance if their priorities in life change for whatever reason. This is a big selling point as it gives patient more freedom then with a surgical procedure that provides long term results.”
Another great thing about Botox injections is that they make a powerful non-surgical anti-ageing team when paired with dermal filler injectables. This is because the Botox is able to smooth the look of lines and wrinkles whilst also preventing the formation of further signs of ageing within the skin, and dermal fillers are able to restore the youthful volume to the face and target deep set wrinkles too. Although dermal fillers and Botox injections do come with an abundance of positives like any cosmetic treatment they also have risks too. These risks need to be carefully considered and researched by all patients in order to make an informed and fair decision whether treatment is right for you. The risks and side-effects involved with Botox injection treatment include swelling, bruising and bleeding at the site of injection as well as the risks of injection and possible facial muscle and nerve damage. These risks should be carefully considered and factored into a patient’s decision making process in order to make the right choice for them.
If you are considering undergoing Botox injections then gaining as much information as possible about the treatment is key to achieving the best possible results. This not only includes knowing the risks involved with the treatment and how the procedure is performed but also which cosmetic professional or institute is best suited to your needs. A great way to figure this out is by sitting a consultation, this will allow you to gain more knowledge of the treatment, have any question you may have answered by a cosmetic professional and allow you to get a greater understanding of how the professional works. This will give you a great insight into which cosmetic professional is right for you.
If you would like more information on Botox injection treatment then book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic today. We have clients from all areas of Kent, including Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Thanet and Folkestone.