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How Botox Softens Fine Lines

10th June 2019

Botox is an incredibly popular treatment for relaxing fine lines and wrinkles in expressive areas of the face. As Dr Sibthorpe believes that an informed client is a comfortable client, we have put together a brief guide to illustrate how Botox works, what it is, and who is suitable for treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is the shortened name for Botulinum toxin A, which is medical protein available only via prescription. Only a medical professional or independent medical prescriber can perform this treatment because it is classed as a prescription-only medication. Botox is administered in liquid form, and it is injected directly into the muscles of the treatment area.

How Botox works

Botox softens fine lines and expressive wrinkles when it is injected directly into the overly animated muscles, causing them to move less. It does so by slowing some of the signals between the brain and the injected muscles, so that you are unable to contract the muscle as aggressively as you previously could prior to treatment. You will still maintain some range of motion of expression, but the lessened contractions of the muscles lead to skin atop them creasing less.

Who is suitable for Botox treatments?

Any and all Botox treatments require a face to face consultation with a medical professional so that they may learn more about your proposed treatment area and answer any questions. All reputable practitioners, including Dr Sib, will then allow a few days for you to consider this treatment so that you can make the right decision for you. After this time, you may book your Botox treatment if you are so inclined.

How long Botox lasts for

Botox does not offer permanent results; instead, you can expect to see your results for up to 4 – 6months. After this time, you will require a top-up appointment. This is because the Botox protein is naturally worn away and disposed of by the body over time.

Where does it treat?

Botox has multiple uses, including the most popular areas such as forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. These are the expressive muscles in the upper face whose movements can be lessened by toxin injections. Botox also has alternative uses such as preventing migraines, reducing teeth grinding (or bruxism), slimming the neck, and upturning the corners of a downwards drooping mouth. Another impressive medical use is for the management of excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis, as the injections limit some of the sweat glands’ ability to produce sweat in a localised area.

Botox in Kensington

Always trust a medical professional for safe and effective Botox treatments in Kensington, such as the reputable Dr Sibthorpe. Book a consultation with Dr Sib today on 0203 131 3041 to discuss your treatment options and suitability.

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