In the past few decades, botox has become a household name, with a cult celebrity following and fantastic results that speak for themselves. If you’re on the cusp of deciding whether or not to take the botox plunge, we at Cosmetier, your skin clinic near Dunstable, can help. Here’s what you need to know about botox – and some ways the treatment can help you.
Botox in brief
The name ‘botox’ is a shortened form – the drug is actually called botulinum toxin – but it’s completely safe when used as a treatment, in part because it was originally developed as a medical treatment. Today, there are lots of uses for and if you’re looking for Botox near Dunstable, look no further!
Perhaps best-known for its ability to help iron out lines and wrinkles, botox is most commonly used on crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead creases. It works by blocking the nerves that control muscles, and is especially effective on ‘dynamic’ wrinkles – those that show up when you move your face. As botox ‘freezes’ your muscles, it can stop certain wrinkles from deepening.
For those wanting to avoid cosmetic surgery, botox is a great alternative – especially because it’s so minimally invasive. It can help create a ‘’fresher’’ appearance and can actually help stop new wrinkles from forming, make it preventative as well as a treatment. Some lesser-known applications for botox include raising the tip of the nose or lip, treating a gummy smile and helping slim the jawline. There are some medical applications for botox, too, including helping treat headaches, muscle spasms and excessive sweating.
During and after treatment
A small needle is usually used to carry out the procedure, sometimes with numbing beforehand. The treatment typically takes around 10 minutes, with results appearing in as little as 2 days and lasting up to 3 months. Side-effects can happen, but are usually mild – for instance a headache, a bruise at the injection site or drooping. Botox is a non-permanent treatment, so you’ll need future sessions to keep up the results.
Botox with Cosmetier
If you’re interested in botox injections, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today at Cosmetier – your skin doctor near Dunstable. We specialise in high-quality, non-surgical enhancements and pride ourselves on our friendly yet professional approach, highly-trained professionals and clean, clinical environment. We have an eye for providing subtle treatments that can make all the difference to your appearance and confidence – whether it’s botox, chemical peels, skin lightening or fillers. If you’d like to know more about our anti-wrinkle treatments including botox, read on here.