As facial aesthetic experts, we can offer a range of treatments that help smooth away wrinkles while turning back the clock. One of our favourites is botox injections, also known as wrinkle relaxers or anti-wrinkle injections, as it helps to give the face a more youthful, relaxed and refreshed appearance.
In this post, we’ll talk about botox injections in more detail, covering when to have them, why, and what the results are like. If it’s something you’re interested in having, you can follow the directions below to book a consultation here at our Suffolk skin clinic.
What is botox made of?
First, it helps to know a bit more about botox’s background. It actually comes from a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum which, when injected, blocks signals between nerves and muscles. It’s considered perfectly safe for this procedure and most people only encounter mild side effects, such as swelling or bruising, after anti-wrinkle injections.
Why should I have botox injections?
Many of our clients look into botox because they’ve noticed lines and wrinkles on areas such as the forehead, brows and around the eyes. If these develop before your time, it can make you look older than you are, and affect your confidence and appearance. However, everyone has their own unique reasons for pursuing an aesthetic procedure and some may use botox as a means to delay the onset of wrinkles.
When should I get the treatment?
As we’ve touched on, some use it as a preventative measure, by carefully examining facial movements and expressions. This is because these are the types of actions that lead wrinkles to form – and anti-wrinkle injections target these types of wrinkles specifically.
However, some use it as a treatment for existing wrinkles. Although it is legal to perform botox injections on a person over 18 (subject to a consultation), it’s normally carried out on those in their mid-thirties onwards.
How long do botox results last?
You can expect results to take a few weeks to fully form, and last between 3-6 months. However, the effects depend on factors such as how many anti-wrinkle injections you’ve had and in which areas, as well as things like metabolism and lifestyle.
Can botox be reversed?
No, there is no reversal for wrinkle relaxers. Once botox is injected you will need to wait for it to wear off or alter the results in some way. However, while long-lasting, they aren’t permanent and will fade over time, generally in 3-4 months.
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