Fascinating Fact: Did you know that Botox was first used to prevent eyelid spasm?
Wrinkle Treatment in Cardiff
Whether you are thinking of having some minimalistic treatment – also known as Baby Botox – or the more traditional facial Botox treatment, our medically trained experts at Dermaskin Clinic in Cardiff will exceed your every expectation.
Our clinical practitioners Dr Sid & Dr Helen are trainers in their own rights, and have each treated thousands of patients in the UK and abroad. They are experts within the field of Medical Aesthetics and have the most up-to-date skills and experience.
What is Botox
Botox is derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It produces a toxin which is purified and used to produce Botox. When a very small amount of the BOtulinum TOXin protein is injected into a muscle, it interferes with nerve impulses and prevents the muscle from contracting. As a result of paralysing specific muscles it is possible to prevent the formation of wrinkles in that area. This was noted by doctors who first started using Botox to prevent squints and eye spasms, but also saw that a side-effect in these patients was a reduction of wrinkles around the eye. It is now commonplace to use Botox in its cosmetic form wrinkle-reduction treatment.
How Does Botox Work
When injected into the appropriate muscle, Botox works by causing muscle relaxation, thus diminishing or eliminating the dynamic wrinkle. After treatment, the patient will still be able to smile and frown, but will look fresher and less wrinkled.
The treatment you receive will start to work in 2 or 3 days, and will have reached it’s full effect after two weeks, when treatment will be reviewed and , if required, augmented to reach the desired effect, at no additional cost.
Whether you want to treat frown lines, or give yourself a brow lift to look more refreshed and awake, the Dermaskin team have the expertise to give you the best Botox results in Cardiff.
Botox is the trade name by which Botulinum Toxin A is widely known. It is a proven and safe treatment, which has been in use for over 16 years. It works by paralysing the small muscles for a period lasting a few months. If the muscles can not move, wrinkles are prevented, as they are a direct results of contracting forehead, eye and mouth muscles.
Common Botox Treatment Areas:
- Forehead Lines
- Glabellar Lines (Frown)
- Crow’s Feet (side of the eyes)
- Infra-orbital lines (below the eyes – subject to skin condition)
- Peri-oral lip lines (lipstick bleed lines – sometimes combined with dermal fillers)
- Chin puckering
- Nasal flaring
What types of wrinkles are there
Wrinkles on the forehead most commonly appear in two ways:
As vertical lines just above the nose, often referred to as “the elevens”; or horizontal rows across the forehead. The “elevens”, or glabellar lines, result from squinting, scowling, worrying or just plain thinking. The horizontal lines may result from normal animation while talking, or from holding the brows up with the primary muscle of the forehead (the frontalis) during times of stress, or just naturally. These lines are primarily the result of continual muscle contraction and can become very deep over time.
“Crow’s feet” are the lines created at the side of the eyes whilst smiling and squinting. They often fan out from the eye starting at the eyebrow and extending right down the side of the eye and often underneath. Botox Treatment can be performed to help reduce wrinkles under the eye to a certain extent (skin condition allowing) but it is limited by the proximity of the cheek muscles.
As Botox only affects the muscle into which it is injected there are further uses in facial muscles that are less well known. It can be used in the chin if the muscle is very strong and causing puckering of the skin, on the sides of the nose for people who tend to wrinkle up their noses and the sides of the mouth for people who have a down-turned mouth at rest. For some patients it can also be used in combination with dermal fillers, around the mouth, to rid a patient of unsightly and aging smoker’s lines.
How do I book an Appointment for Botox in Cardiff
Call us on 02920 090809 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can pop into the office on Schooner Way and we can make an appointment for you.
How do I prepare for Botox treatment
Do nothing differently, just go about your normal activities as you would normally.
Who can have Botox
Botox Treatment can be used for treating wrinkles in men and women, however men often need slightly higher doses than women.
Who should not have Botox
- People with infection at the proposed injection site.
- People who have previously had an allergic reaction to Botulinum toxin type A injections.
- People with muscle problems or chronic diseases affecting the muscles, such as Myasthenia Gravis, Eaton Lambert syndrome.
- Children under the age of 18 years.
- Women who are pregnant or breast feeding.
How does Botox work
This anti-ageing treatment, commonly known as Botox (BOtulinum TOXin), is often prescribed by doctors to eliminate wrinkles in the upper third of the face. This includes forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows and crows’ feet around the eyes. Very fine needles are used so there is very little discomfort and you can resume most of your usual activities immediately after treatment.
How many Botox treatment sessions will I need
Botox works within a few days but can take as long as 10-14 days for the full paralysing effects to show through. Botox anti-wrinkle injections are not permanent, so we recommend repeat treatments at 3-6 monthly intervals to maintain the effects.
Thousands of these treatments are performed every year, with astonishing results – noticeable from 2-14 days afterwards and lasting several months. To complement the lasting results of the treatment, we recommend the use of SPF30 sun protection cream, available at all pharmacists.
Over time, with regular botox use, the muscles will get thinner and weaken, which means they are less able to create the wrinkles in the first place. You may notice that the botox works more effectively and lasts longer with each subsequent treatment.
Are there side effects of Botox
The discomfort associated with injections is mild and no local anaesthetic is required. The needles used are very fine and approximately the same diameter as coarse human hair.
You will be able to drive and engage in all of your usual daily activities immediately after your injections. You may develop slight bruising at the injection sites which can be covered with light make-up, but otherwise there will be no visible signs of your skincare treatment.
In rare cases, the botox can migrate to nearby muscles, causing some weakness, such as drooping of the upper eyelid. This is a temporary side effect, lasting for a few weeks at most.
Botox injections may on occasions be prescribed for the management of excess sweating; in a small number of cases, there is no discernible effect; unfortunately this is impossible to predict before treatment commences.
For your Botox consultation call the Dermaskin team on 02920 090809
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