Bring Back that Youthful Appearance with Botox

November 12, 2018   /   byHealthier Societies  / Categories :  Health
Woman having botox injection

Botox has had some bad press in the past. Much of that is to do with celebrities going overboard with their treatment and Botox providers being willing to keep going down that road. The thing is, Botox in Clapham is a far cry from these celebrity botch jobs. When applied carefully and precisely by a professional, Botox can leave patients looking younger and fresher and importantly, with a natural appearance.

So what kind of professional has the requisite skills to apply Botox in Clapham to such great effect? A dentist, of course. Dentists, such as those at Clapham South Dental Centre, have gone through years of study learning all about the tissues of the face. They’ve also spent years honing their skills treating patients, which includes how to use a needle effectively.

Patients considering Botox in Clapham can therefore feel at ease when they turn to their dentist for treatment, safe in the knowledge that years of expertise are at their disposal.

How does Botox work?

Botox is a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Purified and packaged into a drug, it is carefully injected using very fine needles into certain areas of the face, blocking signals that travel down specific nerves. The nerves in question are the ones that stimulate the muscles responsible for wrinkles. By temporarily stopping these nerves from working, the muscles relax and the wrinkles fade.

The entire process usually takes 15 minutes or less and patients can return to their daily activities as soon as it is over. It will take up to a week for the effects to appear, so patients can enjoy the gradual disappearance of their wrinkles, without calling attention to the fact that they have had treatment.

How long does Botox last?

Botox lasts for 3-6 months, depending on the area treated. Top-up treatments can be booked to maintain the effects.

Can anyone have Botox?

Botox is not suitable for patients who have a skin infection or other skin condition in the area to be treated or patients who have a muscle or nerve disease. A dental professional trained in administering Botox will run through a patient’s medical history to check they are suitable for treatment.

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