Botox, which is particularly renowned for its short-term improvement of facial wrinkles, has been used throughout the world for over twenty years in the application of non-surgical cosmetic treatments to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox is a natural, purified protein that has been used for therapeutic purposes for decades. It is proven to be safe, reliable and effective, hence its popularity.
Botox injection treatments at Skin Medical are only performed by either medical nurse prescribers or doctors who are fully qualified to prescribe Botox, whether for cosmetic or medical reasons. In addition to its use for fine lines and wrinkles, Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), teeth grinding (bruxism) and for jaw reshaping (masseter hypertrophy).
All of our practitioners have over ten years’ experience in performing Botox treatments. This experience means that patients will have a more natural appearance following treatment, as opposed to the ‘frozen face’ look that is a result of less experienced practitioners and inferior muscle relaxing injections.
How do BOTOX muscle relaxing injections work for wrinkles?
Repetitive facial expressions cause the tiny muscles under the skin to contract, gradually creating wrinkles. When injected directly into these muscles, Botox stops nerve impulses reaching the area and causing further contractions. The treated muscle then relaxes, which in turn smooths the skin covering the muscle. In some cases, with repeated treatments, the wrinkle can actually disappear altogether.
The effects of muscle relaxing injections are restricted to the treatment areas and do not travel throughout the body.
Are muscle relaxing injections painful?
Some people feel some very mild discomfort, but most find the procedure painless. As a very fine needle is used for the injection, discomfort is minimised.
Each application of botox takes around 10 – 15 minutes and the results become apparent within 5 to 10 days.
The results last between 3 and 6 months and, if the treatment is repeated, this time may lengthen with each procedure.