Although Botulinum Toxin Type A – or Botox, as it is more commonly known – has been made famous as an anti-aging formula, it is in fact used for much more than that. Botox was originally administered as treatment for conditions such as facial spasms, to control the nerve impulses in the muscles, then in later years it was suggested that this could make wrinkles and lines appear less pronounced. The bacteria contained in Botox injections by itself is harmful, but when used in miniscule doses to treat specific problems, it’s quite safe. Millions of people all over the world have taken advantage of this life changing procedure, and you can too at the Pearl Dental Clinic, London, where qualified experienced surgeons are waiting to give your face a fresh, youthful appearance.
In essence, the Botox will slightly paralyze the muscle it is injected into, making it ideal for use with patients who suffer from conditions like spasms or twitches. It’s not just for that ‘Hollywood’ look of beauty that patients request this treatment, if there are parts of your body that you don’t like, particularly ones on the face, it can be very hard to live with. Instead of trying to accept your flaws or just ignoring them, a simple Botox procedure could give you the new lease of life you never knew you were missing out on.
Most patients arriving for Botox injections will request them to deal with specific problems in their face, usually very noticeable frown lines or crows feet. Because Botox paralyses the muscles in the face, the skin is pulled tight, thus eliminating the wrinkles. It takes a few days for the procedure to take effect and if it has been administered correctly there should be no apparent ‘freezing’ of the face – a typical result of too much Botox at once.
One of the biggest advantages of Botox is that it’s a way of lifting the face and making it appear smoother and more youthful, without resorting to invasive surgery. Furthermore, it’s not permanent and whilst some may see this as a disadvantage, it means that any further wrinkling can be dealt with as routine, with no residual scarring. Also, it will remain effective for up to six months, and if the injections are repeated consistently the results will start to last longer. Botox injections are also tremendously effective at reducing underarm sweating, in the same way as the bacteria freezes the muscles in the face, the solution is injected directly into the sweat glands to stop them over producing.
If you’re worried about pain or discomfort, be assured that there is not a great amount of either where Botox is concerned. The needle is quite small and medical professionals will usually apply numbing cream to the face so you will hardly feel a thing. Side effects are minimal too, but there could be some mild bruising or tenderness in the treated areas, this is perfectly normal and should be gone within a day or two. A common complaint of some Botox patients is a slight headache or feeling of nausea straight after the treatment, but in most cases it is not long-lasting. Be sure to talk all of the side effects through with your botox doctor before you opt for the injections, they’re not trying to scare you or put you off, they just need to make you aware of the risks involved – as with any medical procedure.
Normally, there are very few complications with Botox, and thousands of treatments are carried out every day without a hitch. However, there are some people who are not suitable for the procedure, such as pregnant women, so make sure the person administering the injections is fully aware of your medical history before you begin.