Relax the muscles that cause dynamic lines and wrinkles
Like a piece of paper that’s folded in the same place again and again, our skin can begin to show fine lines and wrinkles that are caused by the repeated movement and contraction of our facial muscles over the years. These ‘dynamic’ wrinkles tend to show up as frown lines, a downturned mouth or sad smile, crows’ feet around the eyes, and other expression lines. One of the most effective treatments for these lines, as well as for the symptoms of a number of medical conditions, is Botox® injections
Did you know too that your facial expressions can drive your emotions? Studies have found that when you look in the mirror and see a sad-looking mouth with downturned corners, it can actually make you feel sad. Similarly, having a permanent frown can make you feel upset, sad or even give you a negative outlook. Getting rid of the frown and sad face can have a wonderfully positive social impact, making you feel better and giving you a more approachable, friendly appearance.
Botox® is a popular facial rejuvenation treatment and medical art form that is especially effective for diminishing lines on the upper and lower face. Your skin should look smoother, younger and wonderfully refreshed within a few days of your treatment, giving your face a much more relaxed and positive appearance.
Am I a Candidate for Botox®?
Botox® injections are incredibly safe and produce temporary but dramatic results. Men and women who are starting to see the signs of ageing on their face are potential candidates for Botox®. The treatment is usually carried out on people over the age of 35, however some younger people have it as a preventative measure as it can stop wrinkles forming in the first place and hold off the signs of premature ageing. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should not have Botox® injections. People with certain neurological disorders or disease that affect muscle activity may also not be suitable.
How Much Will My Botox® Treatment Cost?
How much you pay for your Botox® injections will depend on a number of factors and how many areas you are having done. £175 – £300 per area.
What Are The Risks and Complications With Botox®?
Side effects of Botox® are very rare and usually temporary. You may be slightly red, bruised or swollen after treatment but this should only last a few days. You may also have a headache for a couple of days after your treatment.
The worst side effects associated with Botox® injections are usually just down to too much being injected or the wrong muscles being injected. The overly frozen or stunned look seen on some celebs is an example of this.
Less than 1% of people who have had Botox® have developed a dropping eyelid (known as partial ptosis) after their treatment. This is only temporary and will improve over a few weeks. Some people have also developed a droopy brow because of muscles in their forehead being over relaxed. Again this is a temporary side effect.
What Should I Do Before Botox treatment?
Botox® is a very quick, safe procedure so, unlike cosmetic surgery, you can often have your consultation and treatment on the same day.
During your consultation your House of Kaurture certified trained practitioner should take a full medical history and explain the treatment fully to you. You will then be asked to sign a consent form. The consultation is also a good opportunity to discuss your expectations of the treatment and ask any questions about how it will work for you.