Botox™ – Botulinum Toxin Treatment

Botulinum Toxin Treatment

Eccleshall Dental Clinic offers Botulinum Toxin treatment (commonly known as Botox™), a non- permanent anti-aging cosmetic skin treatment to reduce existing lines and wrinkles and to prevent new ones from forming. It is a hugely popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment with no known long term side effects that is used widely throughout the world.

As well as treating existing lines Botox™ can also be used on younger and wrinkle free skin as a preventative treatment to delay the formation of lines and wrinkles. Botox™ is only part of the solution though. It is important to follow a good skin care routine using sunscreen and moisturisers to prevent the sun damage that ages skin.

As we age repetitive activity of our facial muscles leads to the formation of wrinkles and expression lines. These are most commonly seen as frown lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. Botox™ inhibits the release of acetylcholine which triggers the nerve impulses that cause the facial muscles to contract. The muscle becomes less active and the skin takes on a smoother appearance.

Botox™ is a highly effective cosmetic skin treatment but the results achieved on each individual are influenced by the condition and elasticity of the patient’s skin. A reduction in the appearance of wrinkles will give the skin a youthful look. However, It is worth remembering that very deep set lines will not disappear but more recent wrinkles will reduce in appearance. This is desirable though as 100% wrinkle free skin may appear unnatural.

During treatment Botox™ is injected into the skin and starts working within 48-72 hours. The full effect will be seen after approximately two weeks and a review appointment can be scheduled for 2-3 weeks after treatment occurred. The results of Botox™ treatment usually last for around 4-6 months. After this time you will need to arrange a further treatment.

To arrange a consultation please call Eccleshall Dental Clinic on 01785 850199.