Botox treatments continue to be a popular means of enhancing one’s looks, despite the availability of many treatment options for aging skin. It is a simple way of obtaining quick and long lasting results to make one look instantly younger, but some people, even non-qualified practitioners, have began using it for commercial purposes.
What is Botox?
“Botox” is the trade name for Botulinum toxin A, which is known as a deadly poison produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It was originally found to be useful in the treatment of squint-eye and crossed-eye conditions, after it was found to paralyze hyperactive muscles in the eyes. However, its clinical use has rapidly grown within the past two decades, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Botox for several indications, including strabismus, blepharospasm, chronic migraines, cervical dystonia, axillary hyperhidrosis, urinary incontinence, upper limb spasticity, and the aesthetic improvement of frown lines or glabellar rhytides. This list of uses continues to grow, and some have even tried including off-label uses of the product.
Dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, and other clinicians use Botox to relax frown lines found in the forehead, above the nose, around the eyes (called crow’s feet), and other lines in the face and neck. Frown lines make people look as if they were annoyed, angry, or much older than they really are. Doctors use botox treatment to inject very small amounts of the purified botulinum toxin into these wrinkles. Within a couple of days, the muscles lose their ability to contract and produce a frown. However, over time, about four to six months after treatment, the effect gradually diminishes and the muscles return to normal.
Advantages of Using Botox
The greatest advantage of using Botox treatment is its ability reduce or temporarily eliminate lines and wrinkles without resorting to surgery, as in a facelift. It is a minimally invasive, quick office procedure that takes less than an hour to accomplish. Furthermore, positive effects are visible to the patient within a few days, without any down time. This is a major advantage, since surgical facelifts require major surgeries, which involve long recovery time.
Another advantage of Botox over topical treatments is that it leads to faster results which may last for months. Topical treatments often require long, regular use for one to notice significant changes in the skin.
When done by an expert in London Botox treatment, this rejuvenating procedure is safe and effective in reducing visible lines and wrinkles.
Why You Need Expert Doctors for Botox Treatments
Botox injections may seem easy to administer, that is why it is widely used by many dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, general practitioners, nurses, and even non-medical cosmetologists.
First, it is important for one to get Botox treatment from cosmetic doctors who are experts in injection because they can fully assess the patients if they are ideal candidates for the procedure. This is because there are some patients who are unlikely to benefit from treatments and there are patients who should not receive these treatments at all. This assessment involves medical history taking and physical examination, which will help reduce the likelihood of complications or unsatisfactory results.
Doctors who are trained with the proper use of Botox will be able to produce more satisfactory results while avoiding even mild and temporary side effects. The major complication of Botox treatment is weakening of muscles, which were not intended to be treated. For example, improper injection of wrinkles can result in eyelid drooping, which can be very uncomfortable and unsightly.
It is therefore a best to consult practitioner who is experienced and uses Botox in their practice often. In London Botox injections are administered by our experienced doctors who have treated hundreds of satisfied clients.