Botox is an incredibly popular treatment for lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in expressive areas. However, there’s probably a lot about Botox that you’re unaware of, and a good deal of questions you’d like answered before committing to a treatment. Rebecca Taylor Aesthetics is at hand to answer all of your questions in this guide to Botox in Suffolk.
Botox, or Botulinum toxin, is a medically regulated treatment that is used to soften fine lines and wrinkles. It does this when it is injected into the overactive muscles of the face, prohibiting them from moving as aggressively. It is injected in a liquid state and helps to smooth the amount of movement in the muscles and therefore not creasing the skin on top of them.
Where is it used?
Botox is used mostly within the upper and mid-face, as this is where the overactive and expressive muscles reside. It is commonly used to treat crow’s feet or laughter lines that appear at the corner of the eyes when smiling or laughing. It can also be used to smooth forehead lines caused by raising your eyebrows and even between the eyebrows to soften frown lines. However, it has now become very popular for use in the neck and jaw to provide facial slimming, relief from bruxism, and even the dispelling of neckbands.
Are there any side effects?
There are some side effects after Botox treatment, though these are normal and should be expected. You might experience some discomfort in the treatment area, such as itchiness or a mild headache, and you could also experience small bruises or redness at the injection sites. It’s also not uncommon to experience flu-like symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and dizziness. These side effects should subside within the few days following your treatment.
Is there any Botox aftercare?
It’s recommended that you don’t rub, massage, or apply pressure to the treated area for the first day after treatment even if it is itchy or a little numb. You should also avoid applying makeup for the first 4 hours after treatment to give the injection sites chance to heal and minimise the risk of infection and irritation. Avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for the first 24 hours after your treatment, the latter of which may help minimise the risk of bruising.
Botox for the body
Did you know that Botox treatments can now be used to bring excessive sweating in localised areas under control? This condition is known as localised hyperhidrosis, and it occurs when the sweat glands in the gland over-produce more sweat than they should in hot temperatures, stressful situations, during exercise, or just in day to day life. Botox can be injected into the problem area’s skin to lessen the amount of sweat produced, and your results could last as long as 6 months.
Who can perform Botox treatments?
Botox should only ever be performed by a trained medical professional and independent prescriber, such as Rebecca Taylor (Registered Nurse). Not many people are aware that Botox is a prescription-only medication, so unqualified hands should never perform it for fear of impaired safety and results.
If you’re considering Botox in Suffolk, always seek a trusted professional such as Rebecca Taylor at Rebecca Taylor Aesthetics. If you’d like to find out more, simply book your consultation on our contact page or call 01638 664782