Botox, or anti-wrinkle injections, are an effective treatment to lessen some of the signs of ageing. They can be compounded with dermal fillers, which replenish lost volume, and perform successful facial rejuvenation. However, how much do you really know about Botox? Do you still have some unanswered questions? We’re here to provide you with a guide to your line softening treatment.
What is Botox?
Botox, or Botulinum toxin, is a medically regulated treatment that is injected into overactive muscles of the face to prohibit them from moving as aggressively. It is used in a liquid state and lessens the amount of movement in certain muscles, therefore not creasing the skin on top of them to produce wrinkles.
Where is it used?
Botox can be injected around the out corners of the eyes to treat crow’s feet or laughter lines, and it can also be injected between the eyebrows to prevent prevalent frown lines. Another common area is in the forehead to soften the lines produced by raising your eyebrows. Similarly, it can also be used to perform a non-surgical ‘brow lift when injected beneath the eyebrows, creating more of an arch in each. Bunny lines around the nose, which appear as horizontal lines across the bridge of the nose, can also be treated by relaxing the muscles causing this creasing.
Are there side effects?
Botox treatment does come with some side effects, but these are natural after treatment. You may 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 points of injection. It’s also not uncommon to experience flu-like symptoms like headaches, fatigue, and dizziness. These should subside within a few days of treatment.
What is the correct Botox aftercare?
It’s recommended you don’t rub or massage the treated area, even if it is itchy or a little numb, for the first day after treatment. You should also avoid applying makeup for the first 4 hours after treatment to ensure the injection sites aren’t irritated. You should also avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for 24 hours after your treatment and avoiding alcohol for 24 hours prior to your treatment may minimise the risk of bruising.
Botox results expectations
Your treatment results will become visible between 8 and 14 days after your first treatment. Everyone’s body processes things differently, so your results duration is more personal to you and your system. Typically, though, you can expect to see your results around 3 to 4 months, after which time you will require a repeat appointment to maintain them.
Botox for hyperhidrosis
As well as treating areas of the face, Botox has become particularly well known for treating medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. When this occurs in localised areas, such as the feet or under-arms, Botox can be injected into the skin of the affected area to lessen the amount of sweat produce and help to bring levels under a more manageable control. You could enjoy these results for around 6 months.
Book an appointment for Botox in Leeds with the professionals at the Skin Doctor Clinic. Get in touch with the team on 0113 278 3344 today!