IT IS NOW PROBABLY THE TOP-RANKING NON-SURGICAL COSMETIC TREATMENT IN THE UK.
Botox was first used in the 1970s to treat children with squints. Its cosmetic potential was then recognised, and it has been used to treat wrinkles since 1990, but much longer for medical reasons. A convenient alternative to surgery, it is possible to use injections with Botox to reduce and relax frown lines, forehead lines and laughter lines around the eyes. The benefits of Botox injections are visible within 7 to 10 days of the treatment. They will last for three to four months when you first start having Botox, giving the face a smoother, more rested appearance. Botox is a preventative treatment, and with repeat injections over time, the less you will need. Yvonne, who is an advanced aesthetic practitioner, can also use Botox for the lower face and neck.
WHAT CAN BE TREATED WITH BOTOX?
Relaxing horizontal forehead lines
Relaxing vertical frown lines
Relaxing laughter lines
Scrunch lines (bunny lines) on the nose
Excessive underarm perspiration
Smoothing a prune type chin
Tightening the jaw line (Nephertiti lift)
Smoothing platysmal bands on the neck
Raising the corners of the mouth
Reduce teeth grinding and reduce a square jaw
Soften smoker's lines above the top lip
BENEFITS OF BOTOX
Botox is known to help your body ‘naturally’ retrain itself to help further reduce such things as frown lines. When injected with Botox, the muscles are temporarily immobilised which means that you will not be using those muscles that form the face into a frown. As a pleasant side effect of this, tension headaches and migraines will be reduced as well. These are benefits Botox Cirencester has to offer that you will receive at the hands of a renowned Facial Aesthetics Nurse, Yvonne.
After an initial consultation with Yvonne, you will be set an appointment for your Botox injections. The actual ‘procedure’ only takes about five minutes. Continuing the example of relaxing the frown lines, your practitioner will ask you to frown so that she can assess your muscle activity and depth of lines produced.
It takes up to 14 days days for Botox to become effective and at this time you will notice that it is getting increasingly hard to frown. After a period of two to three weeks those muscles will be ‘asleep’ and frowning will be, for all intents and purposes, a thing of the past. Most people frown without even noticing they are frowning, so Botox Cirencester treatments help to correct this inadvertent reflex. The process works in the same way for all the other conditions.
It is also nice to know that your post-treatment review at the two-week mark will accrue no further charges. Whilst some people may still be able to use a few of the muscles needed to form a frown, they will almost certainly need to work at it very hard in order to actually get that to happen. If you can frown after working at it, don’t despair as it doesn’t mean the treatment hasn’t worked. It simply means that you need to work very hard to frown whereas before it was a reflex action.
A WORD OF CAUTION
Those lines caused by sun-damaged skin or age-related sagging of the skin cannot be effectively treated with Botox.
Book an appointment
If you would like to make an appointment for this treatment, please get in touch today and we can book you in for a FREE consultation.