Botox should only ever be administered by an individual with a comprehensive medical background such as a doctor or dentist. Seeking this treatment from anyone other than the latter presents risks and you may do irrevocable damage to your skin and facial aesthetic.
So what exactly is Botox?
Botox is an injectable agent used to temporarily eliminate wrinkles that render the face older-looking. Botox paralyses the underlying muscles in the areas you wish to have treated – wrinkles cannot then form as movement ceases to occur.
Which areas of the face can Botox be used to treat?
- Eyes – dynamic wrinkles, otherwise known as wrinkles that occur when we make facial expressions, are especially prominent around the eyes in the form of crow’s feet. Botox will not affect the sensation in the areas that it treats unlike with cosmetic surgery when in some cases sensation in the face can feel ‘frozen’.
- Brows – as harsh as it sounds, overtime, as you smile, frown and laugh permanent wrinkles will begin to occur into older age. Botox is highly effective in removing frown lines so many patients opt for this over a brow lift, which requires a healing period and can produce unpredictable results.
- Forehead wrinkles – your forehead is constantly active throughout your life, informing many of the expressions you exhibit! So it’s no wonder that these form permanent creases on the skin. Botox can be used to reduce forehead wrinkles, giving your overall appearance a younger aesthetic.
The benefits of Botox
- Quick, easy and safe to administer – the treatment is performed over a 10 – 30-minute appointment.
- Produces highly aesthetic results – you will see the full benefits within 2/3 days
- No recovery period associated with treatment.
- Increases patients’ confidence.
Other uses of Botox beyond cosmetic
As well as giving your skin a younger-looking complexion, Botox can be used to treat:
- Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), by temporarily blocking the signals that send messages to your sweat glands.
- Muscles spasms.
- Migraine headaches.
- Jaw tension.
- Chronic pain.
If you would like more information about the treatments we offer here at Cornerhouse, please do not hesitate to contact us.