Botox isn’t a bad word – it’s a fantastic, transformative, often life-enhancing treatment. At our aesthetics clinic in Clapham, we use this incredible injectable to help our clients look and feel better than they thought possible. Read on to find out more about it and some popular uses for botox injections.
What botox is
First, we’ll share what botox injections actually are: a special substance that works to minimise signals between nerves and muscles, relaxing the associated expressions and therefore reducing lines and wrinkles. It might sound like a scary treatment – many people worry they will look frozen or fake – but it’s an amazing tool when the right training and approach is used, creating the appearance of smooth and youthful skin.
How botox works
Botox injections are regulated, so it’s actually a prescribed medicine. That means you can rest assured that your practitioner has been through the relevant checks and vetting, and has the right experience to carry out your treatment. You’ll also need to undergo a consultation to ensure it’s the right choice for you. If it is, you’ll then have the injections carried out, with a numbing agent to keep you comfortable. Finally, it’s follow-up and aftercare to ensure those results last, with top-ups arranged if you like.
Where botox works
Fine lines and wrinkles typically develop due to repeated expressions (though general ageing and sun damage causes other types to develop, too). For expressive wrinkles – forehead, brows, nose, eyes – botox injections are ideal. For deeper wrinkles caused by time and sunshine – mouth, nose, chin – you’re best with dermal fillers for their plumping effect.
We’d counter this question with another: why not botox? After all, with botox injections, you can feel more like you again – helping temporarily reverse signs of ageing and embracing your skin and appearance once more. Botox injections can last between 3-6 months too, so in just a matter of weeks, you’ll be like a new person. Then, it’s just a case of topping up when advised to prolong your results. Best of all, side-effects are usually mild (like swelling or bruising – typical of any injection) and we’re on hand to help with any concerns, plus will provide you with pre-and post-care advice for your peace of mind.
Book a consultation today
Find out which treatments are suitable for you and your skin at our aesthetics clinic in Clapham. Talk to our team today to arrange a consultation and have expert advice that’s tailored to you.