Having healthy skin involves a strict regime of eating a well-balanced diet, exercising regularly and avoiding substances that are damaging. However, even the most dedicated of individuals cannot fight the effects of time and the fact remains that no amount of moisturising is going to prevent the appearance of wrinkles. The best you can hope for is to delay them for a few more years. But just as it is possible to dye grey hair or whiten discoloured teeth, it is now possible to effectively treat wrinkled and sagging tissue. Botox is a substance that is increasingly being used to firm aging skin and helping patients to regain youthful and healthy looking skin.
Botox is a bacterial toxin that is non-harmful to the human body. It acts upon facial tissue, relaxing it which reduces the visible appearance of wrinkles. The injections are straightforward and safe and require topping up only every four months after the body has broken down the Botox.
The Botox works by preventing signals being transmitted between nerve endings. This reduces the impressions made by muscle movement which manifest themselves as lines in the skin, or wrinkles. It is a painless procedure and patients begin to see results after a few days, with 90 per cent of women in clinical trials noticing a marked improvement after only 48 hours.
Initially the preserve of the rich and famous when it was first used in the US in the early 90s, Botox has now become more widely available and affordable. A greater level of social acceptance and confidence in the safety of the treatment has made a Botox injection no more unusual than a haircut or nail treatment.
Botox treatments are widely offered by cosmetic dentists to firm up the facial muscles and tissues around the mouth as part of a wider smile makeover procedure. Just as every great picture needs a beautiful frame, so does a beautiful smile. Botox is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift that can take years off the appearance of a patient without any cutting of the skin. Painless and safe, the procedure can usually be carried out in under an hour by an Epping dentist. Make an appointment to find out more about what Botox could do for you.