Botox and its uses

Non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments have become increasingly popular over the past decade, with many being attracted to the non-invasive nature of treatment. Botox is one of the most commonly carried out non-surgical treatments and its uses can benefit a range of complications.

Botox at Cornerhouse Dental – the benefits

Eyes

Wrinkles that are caused by facial expressions and muscle movement are known as dynamic wrinkles, which are particularly prevalent around the eyes. Botox is effective in treating such wrinkles, weakening the muscles that initiate squinting and ‘crinkles’ around the eyes. Botox reduces crow’s feet and other features that are characteristic of ageing. Botox affects muscle nerves and not nerves that are responsible for sensation, so you will not lose feeling in the areas being treated.

Brows

When you smile, laugh and frown, permanent wrinkles can inevitably occur into your older years. Treating wrinkles that appear in the area between your eyes can make a huge impact on your appearance, changing your expression from anger and sadness to contentment. An increasing number of patients are choosing Botox as opposed to brow lifts to treat moderate to severe brow lines, due to the effectiveness and non-invasive nature of treatment. Botox can keep brow lines at bay for up to 4 months and subsequent treatment will lay a foundation for treatment to last longer.

Forehead Wrinkles

Forehead wrinkles that occur in your older years can result in a more fatigued appearance and this applies to men and women. Botox can be used to relax the facial muscles, rendering your skin smoother and eliminate wrinkles. Horizontal wrinkles commonly appear permanently on the forehead into older age and once treated, these type of wrinkles will be kept at bay for a period of months.

Jaw Contouring

A more recent use of Botox is to treat patients who have oversized masseter muscles – these are the muscles of the jaw used for chewing. Botox can help to reduce the size of the masseter muscles, resulting in a more curved cheek and jaw. Your bone structure will remain unchanged but the reduction of muscle thickness will visibly refine the angle of your jaw.

Botox to treat excessive sweating  

As well as treating the issues above, Botox can also be used to keep excessive sweating temporarily at bay, blocking the signals that your brain would normally send to the sweat glands. Please ask your practitioner at here in Norwich for more details.

 

If you would like more information about the treatments we offer here at Cornerhouse, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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