As we mature, we all get some lines around the forehead and eyes when we frown or smile. These lines can make us look tired and stressed. They are caused by repeated use of the underlying facial muscles. Lines can reduce your confidence and, in turn, affect how you feel on a daily basis.
Muscle relaxant treatment using botulinum toxin A, commonly known as Botox®, is a simple, non-surgical way to reduce these lines and have a fresh, relaxed, more youthful appearance.
The Botox® is carefully injected into the skin using an extremely fine needle. There is minimal discomfort as an anaesthetic cream is used.
You will see the effect 3-14 days after treatment. There will be less expression lines around the upper half of your face, making the area look smoother and more radiant. You will be invited back at around 14 days and any minor adjustments can be made at this stage. The effect lasts 3-4 months after which you can have the treatment again.
Regular, repeated treatments prevent the skin from creasing and can stop new wrinkles from forming as well as smoothing out the existing ones. Clinical trials have shown that, over time, the duration of the effect increases, resulting in fewer treatments being needed to maintain the result.
The benefit of having this treatment done by a dentist is that they have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the facial anatomy. They can perform this delicate work in a precise manner within safe and sterile surroundings.
At Ramani dental practice, this treatment is currently carried out by Dr Madhu Gohil who has been trained in the latest techniques. She will do an in-depth consultation, advise you on what improvement you can expect to see and make a bespoke treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.FAQ
How long do I need to take off work?
As soon as your treatment is over, you can resume normal activities. There are some precautions and you will be advised about these. They include not massaging the treated area for 12 hours and keeping your head upright for 4 hours after injections.Is it safe?
Botox® injections have been safely used in medicine for over 30 years. Its cosmetic benefit was discovered by chance in 1980 and it is currently the most popular cosmetic procedure.I do not want a face without expression.
The treatment is very subtle. Your face will look relaxed and more youthful while keeping your friends and family guessing as to why you look so good.