November 14, 2017
After-Care Questions I get asked after Dermal Filler Treatments
What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘Botox’ ? Expressionless celebrities, ‘freeze-framing’ or maybe it’s the thought of injections filled with toxic chemicals? What if I told you that that all the above is not true.
Though I admit that there are instances in which you can clearly see something has gone wrong. However the main difference between a bad Botox job and a good one is down to the person holding the needle. In today’s post I’ll be busting some of the myths surrounding Botox and telling you what to expect if you ever do decide to go under the needle.
How does it work?
Botox is short for Botulinum Toxin, which is a neurotoxin protein that has muscle relaxing abilities. Botox attaches to the motor endplates of the nerves going to the muscles and stops the muscles from moving. The motor endplates with or without botox is routinely broken down and replaced with new ones which is why the effects of Botox wears off. Botulinum toxin is used to treat a number of medical disorders that are characterised by overactive muscle movement. It can help relax clenching of muscles in the oesophagus, jaw, bladder as well as treat migraines
How long does it last?
For your first treatment you can expect the effect to last between 3-6 month, however, if you continue to go for regular tops-ups the time between top-ups generally increases. If you ever decide you don’t want to keep up with your treatments or want to stop all together the lines will return like they were before the treatments.
Botox can be used to prevent wrinkles! The best time for you to start treatment is best agreed after a consultation with a medically trained aesthetic practitioner especially if you have never done anything like this before. We provide free, friendly and personalised consultation with our clinicians in Bradford. In the consultation the treatment will be discussed including the procedure as well as aftercare. Be sure to mention any medication you may be on before any procedure, especially those with blood thinning effects, things like ibuprofen and aspirin.