How Does Botox® Treatment Work?
The muscles on your face contract whenever you concentrate, squint, or frown. With years of these frequent contractions along with environmental factors like exposure to the sun, wrinkles and lines are formed become permanent.
Botox has been used medically for more than 20 years to reduce fine lines and deep wrinkles. Once injected into the skin, the botulinum toxin blocks signals from the nerves to the facial muscles so that the treatment muscles can no longer contract, thereby allowing the relaxing of lines and wrinkles. It causes the skin to soften existing fixed lines and wrinkles and also helps prevent static lines from becoming established. This results in the elimination of frown lines, Forehead lines, crow’s feet and lines around the mouth.
Botox® Treatment Process In London
The dentist will examine the facial muscle position, movement, and effect. The Anti-wrinkle injections are administered into the target areas using sterile disposable syringes which have very short super fine needles which ensure minimal discomfort during treatment. The number of injections depends on the area being treated and the procedure takes around half an hour. There is minimal downtime, and you can continue with your day or go back to work as normal.
It takes around 3-5 days to usually start seeing the results, although it can be as soon as 24 to 48 hours. However, the potential full effect can be seen after 2 weeks. The results normally last at least 3 months, after which the effect of treatment gradually wears off. However, with continual use, longer-term benefits of wrinkle reduction can be seen allowing soften existing lines as well as prevent the deepening and development of lines.