The most popular non-surgical procedure to treat wrinkles on the face are muscle relaxing injections, with the brand BOTOX® Cosmetic, leading the way. BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable substance that temporarily relaxes the muscle it is injected into.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most requested cosmetic injectables on the market, and continues to make waves across the world. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a form of muscle freezing injection and has long been the staple of most cosmetic and aesthetic clinics in the UK.
It’s is mostly used in within facial muscles in order to prevent lines and wrinkles developing through the normal use of facial muscles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is also used for other issues such as to block sweat glands in order to prevent over excessive perspiration. However, its most popular use is as a muscle relaxant for the improvement of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, like crow’s feet.
Usually, BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered between the brows and around the eyes to diminish wrinkles and signs of ageing. BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used for facial and neck slimming but it can also be offered in some cases for the treatment of many health issues.
Results of this form of facial rejuvenation last on average from three to six months and top-ups are required to maintain or improve the end result. You can also combine muscle relaxing injections such as BOTOX® Cosmetic with other forms of skin or facial rejuvenation treatment, including dermal fillers like Restylane, or chemical skin peels, microdermadrasion, and carboxytherapy.
There has been an increase in the numbers of younger patients that are using BOTOX® Cosmetic thinking prevention is better than a cure, but generally it’s not recommended for patients younger than 35.
The majority of patients contemplating surgery are looking for the most natural looking result possible and BOTOX® Cosmetic – like all muscle relaxing injections – can help you look more youthful without surgery.
Undergoing BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment
The administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic involves:
- No anaesthesia is required. However, your doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anaesthetic cream. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
- Your aesthetician will administer a few tiny injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause those moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows.
- Approximately 10 minutes for the entire treatment.
After the Treatment
- No downtime is needed – you’re ready to get on with your day!
- Your Aesthetician will give you specific aftercare instructions.
- Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and / or bleeding / bruising.
Choosing to undergo skin rejuvenation treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic can be a confusing decision, so it’s best to book a consultation and discuss the options available with a skin specialist.
Book your Consultation
At the Apsaras Aesthetic Clinic, our Aesthetic Medical Practitioners will carry out a thorough skin assessment and discuss your individual needs on a one-to-one basis in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
The consultation is probably the most important part of a patient’s BOTOX® Cosmetic journey and should never be under-estimated. For all new patients we always commence with a free 30-minutes consultation, and for all existing patients every appointment starts with a mini-consultation.
All BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are individually planned and tailor-made to your unique requirements. During the consultation we will explain all the other options and recommend the most suitable treatment, or combination of treatments, for you.
We see patients from across the Midlands including Birmingham, Leicester, Derby, Solihull, Coventry and Wolverhampton. An appointment for a BOTOX® Cosmetic consultation can be booked by telephoning our reception team on 0247 669 3700 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org