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What type of anti-wrinkle treatments could I have?

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04 April 2018

What is botox?

Botox (botulinum toxin) is commonly used for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. The injected Botox is a purified protein from the bacterium  Clostridium Botulinum and has been revolutionising the cosmetic industry since the 1980’s. It’s popularity has soared due to the rapid and remarkable results combined with quick recovery. There are very few risks to receiving Botox injections and most people are suitable candidates.

There are many different brands of botulinum toxin. At Cwtch Dental Care we use only Botox brand (Botulinum Toxin Type A) which has a greater safety margin and efficacy than some of the other brands.

 

How does Botox work?

The injected toxin relaxes the muscles by blocking nerve signals which would normally cause the muscle to contract. This reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and helps to prevent the formation of new wrinkles.

Botox will start to show an effect within 2-3 days, however the final result will be achieved after two weeks.

 

Areas commonly treated with Botox:

  • Forehead
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Crows Feet

 

Benefits of Botox treatment:

Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles

Prevent further lines from developing by relaxing facial muscles

Virtually no recovery time

Non permanent and will naturally break down and does not need removal

Suitable for men and women

Minimal discomfort for treatment which can be provided without local anaesthetic

 

Who should not have Botox

  • People with infection at the proposed injection site.
  • People who have previously had an allergic reaction to Botulinum toxin type A injections.
  • People with muscle problems or chronic diseases affecting the muscles, such as Myasthenia Gravis, Eaton Lambert syndrome.
  • Children under the age of 18 years.
  • Women who are pregnant or breast feeding.

 

Side effects of Botox:

There are very few side effects to Botox treatment. Occasionally mild bruising may develop at the injection site or in rare cases, the botox can migrate to nearby muscles, causing some weakness, such as temporary drooping of the upper eyelid.