The fight to hold back the signs of ageing is age old and it something most of us will face at some point in our lives. The cosmetic industry has exploded in recent years, delivering an array of anti-ageing treatments that are designed to combat the look of those dreaded lines and wrinkles. However, one treatment has had more of an impact on both patients and the cosmetic industry than any other; Botox. But why is Botox so popular and where is the best place to have the treatment in Canterbury? These are both questions that the helpful team at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic are here to answer.
What is Botox?
Botox (or Botulinum toxin to use the medical term) is a non-surgical cosmetic injectable that aids to improve the look of lines and wrinkles in the skin by freezing the facial muscles. Restricting the mobility of the facial muscles is an effective solution to lines and wrinkles in the skin as it’s due to combination of overuse of the facial muscles and decline in collagen levels in the skin that causes wrinkles to form; eliminating one of these contributing factors can prevent further signs of ageing from forming.
What makes Botox such a popular treatment?
There are many different reasons why Botox treatment has become such a popular anti-ageing treatment. One of these factors is that the treatment provides patients with a quick, convenient and effective solution to ageing. The treatment can usually be performed in just 30 minutes and requires no recovery time, making it the perfect anti-ageing treatment for patients with busy lifestyles.
Another reason why Botox is such a popular cosmetic treatment is that it provides patients with not just a solution to their already present signs of ageing, but also forms a protective barrier against the development of further wrinkles. Thanks to Botox’s muscle restricting properties patients can prevent the overuse of facial muscles, and therefore the creasing of the skin that comes as a result of this. Which means that Botox patients can effectively prevent further lines and wrinkles from forming in their skin.
Botox treatment is also a very versatile treatment that works well in combination with other forms of cosmetic treatment. Meaning patients can tackle other ageing issues they may have without it having an effect on the results that Botox treatment can provide.


Who should you trust to perform Botox treatment?
To answer this question we called on the professional opinion of Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic’s consultant dermatologist, Dr. Mark Hudson Peacock. He said:
“Because Botox is such as popular cosmetic treatment there is no shortage of cosmetic professionals and institutions offering the treatment. However in order to guarantee the best results it’s vital that you trust your treatment in the right hands.
“The first thing is that you should always seek treatment with a fully qualified and experienced cosmetic professional; this will ensure you get the highest standard of treatment and also give you legal security if you do need legal help for whatever reason, although this is extremely rare. As Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment fully trained surgeons and cosmetic doctors are both lawfully able to perform the treatment. I would suggest seeking the skills of a cosmetic professional that has a background in facial cosmetic treatment or dermatology in order to gain the best results. This is because they will have a better understanding of the delicate balance that needs to be established to achieve natural looking results, and will have a greater understanding of the skin.”
Seeking Botox treatment in Canterbury
If you are seeking Botox in Canterbury, there really is no better place then Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic. Our experienced team of cosmetic doctors and dermatologists are dedicated to providing every patient the best result from their treatment in a safe and comfortable way. Canterbury Skin and Laser has a loyal clientele that seek the expertise of our team in a number of locations including Kent, Ashford, Dover and Faversham. Join them this summer by calling us on 01227 472288 to book your consultation.