How often are treatments required?
The effect of Botox, such as that administered in a Liverpool & North West Botox Clinic, can last for several months. Regular Botox Merseyside and Botox Cheshire injections ensure that lines and wrinkles are kept at bay and a youthful complexion is maintained.
What is Botox and how does it work?
Botox is produced from a toxin that is derived from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. When injected under the skin, it targets muscles and temporarily restricts their movement. This in turn reduces the formation of lines and wrinkles and results in a smoother and more radiant look. Just a small amount of Botox is required for visibly younger looking skin.
Where can Botox be injected?
The majority of Botox Merseyside and Botox Cheshire procedures are used to treat lines and wrinkles that appear on the face. The most common problem areas have been identified as the areas around the eyes including deep set wrinkles on the outer corners and noticeable lines on the forehead.
At the Botox Clinic Liverpool & North West, another use for Botox is to combat the problem of excessive sweating, referred to medically as hyperhidrosis. It is injected into the armpits to help alleviate heavy perspiration.
Does Botox take long to work?
It doesn't take long to inject Botox at our Botox Clinic in Liverpool and North West, after a couple of days, skin will appear noticeably smoother and should remain like this for between 12 to 20 weeks. Before the procedure is carried out, the treatment site will be mapped out to know into which muscle, each injection will be administered. The injections themselves are not painful and anaesthetic is not necessary.
The treatment will not affect you in any way and you will be able to leave the clinic as soon as all the Botox has been injected.
Are there any risks to using Botox?
Botox has a good global safety record in excess of ten years. Being approved for use in both the US and Europe, in the UK it is now widely used in improving the appearance of lines between the brows and goes under the trade name Vistabel. Botox has other uses and in a medical setting can be used in children with Cerebral Palsy to assist them with movement including walking.
When will I see the results?
Usually on the second day, though it can take up to around 14 days for the complete results to be show.
Are there any alternatives to Botox?
For treating fine lines and deep wrinkles, dermal fillers such as Juvedermcan be beneficial. Full face lifts carried out as a surgical procedure may seem extreme, but for a sustained appearance post surgery, Botox Cheshire and Botox Merseyside can help maintain smoother skin.
Is Juvéderm Ultra and Botox the same?
No, these treatments are different from each other and the way in which they work vary. Botox relaxes the muscles that cause the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while Juvéderm Ultra works by filling lines and plumping the skin. Juvéderm Ultra smoothes away and fills deep facial lines you can see when your face is still and lost volume caused by smoking, sun damage, ageing and your genetics.
This can also be used to add volume to cheeks or lips. Botox - works in a way that targets the tiny dynamic muscles that can cause frown lines and relaxes them.