What you need to know about BotoxJune 27, 2019
What you need to know about Botox
Botox is a purified form of the botulinum toxin that is obtained from bacteria. The tiny, regulated amount of Botox given to correct wrinkles has been used safely for decades.
Millions of Botox and filler procedures are performed each year, and they have a good track record of safety. JAMA Dermatology found that Botox and filler procedures are very safe when performed by a specialist such as our qualified staff at Mill Cottage Aesthetics. Side effects occurred in less than 1 percent of recipients, and most of these were minor.
Botox works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected. The affected muscle is temporarily paralysed or frozen. Without movement of these selected muscles in the face, certain wrinkles may be softened, reduced, or even removed.
Botox helps reduce or eliminate wrinkles, such as crow’s feet around the eyes and horizontal lines on the forehead. Most people find that the muscle-relaxing effect of Botox lasts for 3 to 4 months
HOW WILL MY BOTOX PROCEDURE BE CARRIED OUT?
The procedure only takes a few minutes and doesn’t require anaesthesia. We inject the Botox with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It generally takes three to seven days to take full effect, and it is best to avoid alcohol starting at least one week before the procedure. You should also stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising.
HOW LONG DOES A BOTOX LAST?
The effects from Botox will last three to four months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BOTOX?
- Safe (when administered by a qualified practitioner such as Mill Cottage Aesthetics)
- Powerful for smoothing existing wrinkles, including frown lines (‘elevens’), crow’s feet, and forehead lines
- Effective at preventing future wrinkles
- Stops still-forming wrinkles from becoming permanent
- Ideal for the forehead and skin around the eyes
- Impressive at smoothing cleavage wrinkles, neck lines, and marionette lines
- Sustainable – regular application prevents reversion to visible wrinkles
- Reduce excessive sweating
- Helps with chronic migraines
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTOX?
Temporary bruising is the most common side effect of Botox. Headaches, which end in 24 to 48 hours, can happen, but this is rare. Always consult with us at Mill Cottage first.
WHO IS NOT SUITABLE FOR BOTOX?
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18, or have a neurological disease you should not use Botox. Since Botox doesn’t work for all wrinkles, you should consult our qualified practitioners at Mill Cottage Aesthetics.
WHAT CAN BOTOX CORRECT?
Botox will not work on fine lines and wrinkles caused by sagging or loss of plumpness in the face. These are known as static wrinkles. Static wrinkles include lines in the cheeks, neck, and jowl areas.
Botox is not a permanent treatment. Repeated treatments are necessary for continued wrinkle-reducing effects.
WHAT ABOUT DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers are an alternative injectable treatment. Rather than relaxing the muscles, fillers work to add volume into deep lines, such as the nose to mouth or forehead lines. They can also be used to add volume to the lips. Fillers can be used in addition to BOTOX® as part of your overall anti-ageing treatment. Be sure to check with us first and book a free beauty consultation. Take a look at your dermal fillers page as well.
Contact us for more information
If you’re interested in dermal fillers and would like more information, be sure to call us on 07971 252 876 for a free consultation. Book here: FREE Botox consultation.
We have client from all over the West Midlands that come for their Botox treatments and we cover Birmingham, Walsall, Stafford, Staffordshire, Telford, Bridgnorth, Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, Worcester, Stourport, Wolverhampton, Sedgley, Dudley and further afield.