Our ideas of what constitutes beauty may differ, but for the vast majority of us a youthful face closely relates to being considered beautiful. This mind set leaves many of us – women in particular – feeling like looking older is to somehow be aesthetically inferior. No wants to play second fiddle, and it leaves some of us looking for a solution to lines and wrinkles. If this is something that you are experiencing Botox injections might be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Botox is a brand of muscle relaxing injection that allow patients to vastly improve the look of their ageing skin whilst also preventing further lines and wrinkles from forming on and around areas like the forehead. The way in which Botox injections achieve this is my temporary immobilizing the facial muscles they are injected into. You may be wondering why freezing the facial muscles would have any effect on the condition of your ageing skin but the answer is simple: overuse of facial muscles causes wrinkles to form. In actual fact it is due to a combination of overuse of facial muscles and a decline in elastin within the skin that actually causes the wrinkles to form, but thanks to Botox injections you can eradicate one of these factors, and prevent further signs of ageing from forming. Two-fold results!
Botox injections are hugely popular, so much so that they are the most requested non-surgical facial rejuvenation injectable available worldwide. Celebrities and regular folk alike have been undergoing muscle relaxing injections like Botox for decades now, but more recently Botox has been found to work well in combination with dermal filler injections. This powerful non-surgical anti-ageing duo work together because fillers are able to ‘fill in’ any deep set wrinkles thanks to their skin plumping nature, whilst Botox injections can relax the facial muscles to prevent the formation of further lines and wrinkles. Almost like the Batman and Robin of the injectable world!
Botox injections are mostly used by patients 40+ but in recent years there has been a huge surge in the number of younger patients opting for Botox injections. This is because whilst Botox injections can do wonders for already present signs of ageing within the skin, the treatment also works as a wrinkle prevention treatment. So starting treatment at a younger age can help men and women retain their youthful looks for longer.
Although muscle relaxing injections such as Botox do come with an array of positives they also come with some potential risks that should also be considered prior to treatment. These risks are very rare but should still be factored into your decision making process when considering Botox injection treatment. Risks involved with Botox injections include bruising, swelling and bleeding at the site of injection, and the chance of contracting infection or possible damage to the facial muscles and nerves.
The team at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic have a wealth of knowledge regarding Botox treatment, and offer the treatment alongside other anti-ageing injectables and non-surgical procedures.
“Botox injections are by far one of the clinic’s most requested treatments,” explains Dr Alice Hudson-Peacock. “Botox injections allow patients to improve the look of their ageing lines and wrinkles in an easy, convenient and time efficient way.”
With an average procedure time of just 30 minutes and no recovery time needed, Botox injections are the perfect anti-ageing treatment for the modern person. However with its popularity comes risk, so to avoid unpleasant experiences do your research. Consult with a qualified, experienced and respected cosmetic professional such as the team at Canterbury skin and Laser Clinic.
If you would like more information on Botox injection treatment then book your consultation with CS&LC today. Service available in Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone, Thanet and Kent.