BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are growing in popularity. We all want to look younger and healthier. Never mind the actual years, even the constant stress and fatigue associated with everyday living can age your face prematurely. BOTOX® Cosmetic allows the professionals to refine your appearance with an injectable, purified botulinum toxin. When BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the wrinkles, the toxin proceeds to relax the muscles of the injected area, smoothing the skin and seeming to miraculously halt - and even reverse - the aging process.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments performed at Prodent Care is very safe. Typically, anesthetics are not required, because the injection is delivered with an ultra-thin needle and in small doses. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections disrupt nerve signals to the muscles. The muscles then are allowed to relax, permitting the wrinkles to smooth out. Usually noticeable in two to three days, the effects can last up to six months, fading gradually from there. Repeated treatments provide for more prolonged results, extending the time between injections.
Candidates for BOTOX® Treatment
BOTOX® Cosmetic was originally used by ophthalmologists 10 years ago to relax muscles around the eyes. Since then, BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used on tens of thousands of patients for an array of conditions. Today, BOTOX® Cosmetic is seeing more use as a cosmetic enhancement. Some of the areas for h it is effective include:
- Wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Frown lines
- Wrinkled forehead
- Sides of the nose
- Lower eyelids
- Upper lip
Developed in Sweden, Restylane® treatments can temporarily reverse the aging process for our London patients. Restylane® uses a natural, biodegradable material to combat the thinning of the natural collagen fibre layer that supports our skin. As we age, this layer begins to break down, allowing the skin to sag and wrinkle. Restylane® is a thick, transparent gel derived from non-animal, stabilized hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found in the skin as a vital structural component. Restylane® returns skin contour by adding volume to the tissue.
Restylane® is injected into the problem area using a thin needle. Typically, a treatment lasts 10 to 30 minutes, and can often be administered without anesthesia. Results of Restylane® treatments are immediate. Sometimes a follow-up injection in 2-4 weeks will be recommended, and then you can enjoy results that can last up to a year.
Many fillers similar to Restylane® are made from animal sources and therefore require batteries of skin tests to determine that there will be no adverse reactions when used on human subjects. Because Restylane® is a filler made from non-animal material, no such tests are required. Restylane® is natural and safe, and our UK patients will welcome the confidence that a younger, healthier look can inspire.