Lines and wrinkles are the most common form of skin ageing, and they affect all of us at some point in our lives. Although we know this is an inevitable part of the ageing process, it isn’t necessarily something that we feel comfortable with. Wrinkles can be a constant reminder of your age and can not only change the way you look at yourself, but how others see you, too. If you want to turn back the clock, you might be the perfect candidate for muscle relaxing injectables like Botox.
Botox is a form of muscle relaxing injection, and is hugely popular with those looking to reserve the signs of ageing without the need to go under the knife. Botox works as an effective anti-ageing treatment by freezing the facial muscles in which it is injected into. This is effective because it is due to a combination of overuse of the facial muscles and loss of collagen that leads to the formation of wrinkles. We overuse our facial muscles daily, which isn’t an issue in our youth as the high levels of collagen present in the body allow the skin to bounce back. However, as we enter our late twenties, the body’s collagen production slows down, and the resulting lines and wrinkles begin to form.
Botox injections are very popular, and with good reason. Botox allows patients to gain the results they want quickly and conveniently. The results are visible within 5 days, and the treatment can be performed in just 30 minutes, making it incredibly convenient. Not only this, but Botox also requires no recovery time. This is a huge plus for many patients, as it means that they can gain the results they want without it affecting their productivity and their daily life.
Botox injections also make a great anti-ageing ‘team’ when combined with dermal fillers. Botox is able to provide patients with an effective prevention to the formation of further lines and wrinkles, whilst dermal fillers can help smooth out existing lines and wrinkles, and restore volume to the face.
Although there are many benefits to Botox treatment, it is also very important that patients consider the potential risks and side-effects that also come with the treatment. The risks involved with Botox injections include possible swelling, bruising and bleeding at the site of injection as well as the chance of infection and possible damage to the facial muscles and nerves.
If you are considering undergoing Botox injection treatment, book a consultation to discuss the treatment with a medical practitioner. Not only will this allow you to ask any questions you may have to an informed professional, but it will also ensure a high standard of result if you do choose to undergo treatment.
If you are interested in having Botox or would like more information on it, book your consultation today by contacting the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic directly via phone or email. We have patients in a wide range of locations including Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone, Thanet and Kent