What is Botox
and How Does it Work?
Anti-wrinkle injections usually consist of treatment using botulinum toxin. Botox® is the best known brand, however, there are others such as Azzalure. Your expertly trained clinician in Croydon will explain the differences and choose the right one for you.
Botox® (botulinum toxin) works by blocking the nerve receptors that are responsible for causing these muscles to contract. The nerve receptors are very specifically targeted which means that you can carry on with your day-to-day life without worrying about unwanted side effects.
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Wrinkles are caused by repeated facial expressions which crease the skin. Overtime these will get deeper and more pronounced. The muscles involved in facial expressions contract, causing the skin to fold, which results in the visible appearance of wrinkles.
Is Botox right for you?
Botox is ideal for men and women who are concerned about wrinkles. Although you can benefit from treatment in the later years of your life, the earlier you have treatment the better.
Early treatment can prevent the wrinkles becoming deep. The procedure is rapidly becoming one of the leading non-surgical procedures, thanks to the many benefits:
Is Botox safe?
Botox has been around for about 20 years with very few reported side effects when delivered by professionals. There are some unwanted effects which usually resolve very quickly, and these can include slight swelling, bruising and redness around the injection site.
Botox is used to target very specific muscles and therefore any unwanted side effects are avoided. The experts in our Croydon branch are thoroughly trained to gain the best results.
How Long Does Botox Last?
The effects of Botox are temporary and will typically last around 3-4 months on average. After that period the muscle activity will slowly regain. Once the muscle is fully restored the skin will go back to its previous appearance. It’s common for patients to return at frequent intervals during the year to maintain the results. If performed correctly your skin will retain a natural younger appearance.
What Can Botox Be Used To Treat?
What Should I Do If I’d Like To Make
An Appointment For A Botox Treatment?
FREE video consultation to determine which treatment option would be best for you.
Once we have discussed all the options available along with all the pros and cons, we can book you an appointment at our clinic in Croydon.
Treatment is very quick, usually taking just a few minutes to administer.
The effects of Botox usually start to become evident within 48-72 hours with the full effects takes anything up to 2 weeks to manifest.
Free Top up service in 2 weeks to ensure you are pleased with the results.
New Patients Welcome
Most of our Botox patients are regular attenders, however we are always happy to see new patients.
If you are new to Botox we would normally limit the amount we give you to avoid any potential side effects. We always give you a free review visit after two weeks in case any top-ups are required.
Once we have treated you a couple of times we have a good gauge on the exact dosage, so treatment becomes extremely predictable.
- After you have had Botox it’s important to follow advice to prevent any unwanted side effects. We usually give you specific advice according to the procedure you have had, however the most common tips include:
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours following treatment.
- Avoid touching or massaging the areas treated for 4 hours.
- Avoid alcohol consumption in the proceeding 24 hours if possible. If absolutely necessary then limit consumption.
- Keep upright for 4 hours and avoid sleeping on your face.
Why you should choose
Gentle Facial Aesthetics for Botox
We are masters in facial aesthetics so we understand the impact fine lines and wrinkles can have on your face. With over 10 years’ experience in administering Botox and dermal fillers, we’re confident that we can give you the results you want.
As dentists, we use local anaesthetics routinely to numb teeth in our clinic in Croydon, so we are experts in delivering injections in a gentle way. The needles used to inject Botox are much finer and therefore are generally pain free.