There is no right or wrong time to have Botox, and it’s more common than you may think.
It’s the most common non-surgical anti-ageing treatment globally.
Botox is an isolated, purified protein which temporarily relaxes the muscle. This creates a softer more youthful appearance.
Popular Treatment Areas
Botox is commonly used to treat muscles of the upper portion of the face. Lines form in three main areas;
- the horizontal forehead lines
- the vertical lines between the eye brows
- ‘crow’s feet’ lines around the eyes.
These are the lines which become permanent as we age.
Who is best suited to this treatment?
Both men and women can benefit from Botox treatment as our facial expressions work in the same way. There is also no ideal age to start however it is more effective with skin that has less developed lines. People who dislike the effects of ageing on their face, but want an alternative to invasive plastic surgery, will find this treatment beneficial.
How does it work?
The treatment’s quick and simple.
Botox is injected directly into a muscle and temporarily reduces the action of the treated muscles, preventing the from moving. By relaxing the muscles, it prevents the muscles from forming static lines. Static lines are when they are apparent even when no expression is made. Facial muscles gradually start to revert to normal over time (generally 3-5 months) as the Botox wears off. Without continued treatment the normal ageing of the face will continue and more lines will appear.
Treatments are preformed by our qualified Cosmetic Nurse, Cathy who is certified to inject skin treatments such as Botox. Cathy’s maturity and experience gives her the ability to relate to our clients and their needs. All treatments are tailored for each individual and their wishes.
Is it safe?
The safety profile of Botox is excellent and has been well documented in it’s use for over 20 years of clinical use. Now tens of thousands
There is little to minor side effects. After the treatment you may experience a minor headache, some bruising and potentially slight redness in the treated areas. If there is any redness this should go away within 15-20 minutes of the treatment.