Anti Wrinkle Treatments
As the signs of aging begin to appear many men and women turn to cosmetic treatments in order to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance. Traditionally patients would undergo cosmetic surgery, often a facelift, in order to tighten the skin and achieve a result. However procedures have evolved over recent years and today one of the most popular cosmetic treatments of all – known as Botox – is the number one anti-wrinkle procedure.
Botox originated in the 1960s as muscle relaxing injections for clinical purposes. It soon became evident to physicians that the treatment could also be used to relax muscles in the face that cause wrinkles, and by the mid 1990s Botox injections had become a fully fledged cosmetic treatment.
The treatment involves injecting a small amount of Botox into particular areas around the face. These areas include the lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead, and once treated the relaxed muscles smooth out the appearance creating a natural and youthful expression. The treatment gently fades over time, the length of which will depend on the elasticity of your skin. Recent research suggests having your first Botox treatments before heavy signs of aging for a more consistent result later on.
One of the biggest advantages of Botox is that it takes so little time to administer. Local anaesthetic is required to relax the muscles before treatment, and the whole procedure can be completed within the hour, making it incredibly easy to fit in around your daily routine.
It is important to note that a full medical consultation is required prior to Botox treatment. Your doctor will then decide whether or not you are suitable for the treatment and if so you will be given a Botox prescription.
At botonics our experienced and qualified physicians offer a full medical consultation and can administer your Botox treatment swiftly and safely.