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Beginners Guide to Botox

Beginners Guide to Botox


Botox– it’s one of the most recognised and popular cosmetic treatments worldwide, but how much do you actually know about the cosmetic injectable? Although many of recognise that Botox is an effective solution to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, many of us still do not know the details of the treatment. So, to help us gain a greater understanding of the treatment, Dr. Thevendra of APSARAS Clinic has put together a handy beginner’s guide to Botox.

The basics

Botox injections are a cosmetic treatment that are typically used to improve the appearance of forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines. However, on some occasions the treatment can be used on other areas of the body. Botox is a purified neurotoxin which causes temporary constriction to the muscles it is injected into.

Why is Botox an effective solution to wrinkles?

The reason why Botox is an effective solution to wrinkles is that it prevents the facial muscles from creasing the skin. It is due to a combination of overuse of facial muscles and reduction in collagen present in the skin that causes wrinkles to form, so eradicating one of these elements through Botox use prevents the signs of ageing from developing.

The details

The effects of Botox can usually last between 3-4 months, and the treatment can be performed in just 30 minutes with no needed recovery time, making it the perfect anti-ageing treatment for patients with busy lifestyles.
Botox can also provide patients with an effective solution to hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). The injectable can temporarily block the sweat glands within the area of treatment in order to reduce the excess perspiration. The effect of Botox for hyperhidrosis usually last longer than for wrinkles (9-12 months).
Although Botox does come with dramatically lower risks involved with treatment compared to surgical alternatives, that doesn’t mean it’s risk-free. Some of the risks involved with Botox use include infection and possible facial muscle and nerve damage. These are all factors that should be carefully weighed up by all patients considering treatment.

The benefits

Although Botox does come with some risks, the treatment also comes with a wealth of benefits. For example, Botox can provide patients with a quick and convenient solution to the appearance of lines and wrinkles. As mentioned earlier, the treatment can be performed in just 30 minutes and required minimal recovery time, making it the perfect treatment for those looking for a quick fix for lines and wrinkles.
In addition to this Botox also gives patients an adaptable form of anti-ageing. Botox can work extremely well when combined with other forms of non-surgical facial rejuvenation, such as dermal fillers. This is a huge benefit for many patients as it means they can fight a number of ageing issues at the same time by combining Botox with other forms of non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
Another positive to Botox is that it provides patients with an effective solution to not only their present signs of ageing, but also a long term prevention ageing the development of wrinkles. Thanks to Botox’s muscle relaxing effect, patients can prevent the skin creasing that can cause wrinkles whilst also smoothing the appearance of developed lines in the skin.

Seeking treatment

Botox is a hugely popular cosmetic treatment, and as a result there is a no shortage of practitioners providing the treatment. However, this popularity also means that there are a number of less reputable providers offering the treatment. When considering treatment it is vital that all patients carry out thorough research into their provider before undergoing treatment. Making sure that your practitioner is a fully qualified and experienced professional is paramount to your safety. A great way to ensure this is to undergo treatment with an established and well respected cosmetic doctor such as Dr. Thevendra. This will ensure that your Botox treatment is performed in a safe and sterile environment by an experienced and knowledgeable cosmetic professional.
If you would like more information on Botox treatment with APSARAS Clinic, book your consultation today by calling (024) 7669 3700 or emailing info@apsaras.co.uk.