It’s a new year and many of us have made resolutions to feel happier, healthier and more confident. If you’re determined to look and feel your best in 2015, why not try Botox? Botox is a popular non-invasive solution for ageing skin and it helps to soften the appearance of wrinkles, facial folds and fine lines. This quick and convenient treatment can help to turn back the clock and give your skin a new lease of life.
Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A; it has various uses within the fields of medicine and facial aesthetics and it has become a very popular means of reducing the visibility of wrinkles. Botox is injected into the skin and it helps to soften the complexion and smooth out wrinkles by causing the facial muscles to relax. The muscles cease contracting because Botox blocks nerve signals to them.
Botox can be used in various zones on the face and you can choose to have a single area or multiple areas treated. Common problem areas include the forehead, the skin around the eyes and the area between the nose and mouth.
One of the most appealing aspects of Botox treatment is the simplicity of treatment, as sessions only take 15-30 minutes and involves just a few injections. We inject Botox using an ultra-fine needle, which helps to minimise discomfort. Most patients do not require any anaesthetic and treatment is over very quickly. After treatment, the results will start to become visible within 24-48 hours. There is no recovery time required and you can head back to work or go home without any worries about struggling with pain. In some cases, there may be very mild localised swelling or bruising, but this will subside quickly.
Botox treatment is a temporary anti-ageing treatment; the results last up to 6 months and you can choose whether to continue treatment in the future.