Botox or anti-wrinkle treatment is an incredibly popular injectable treatment with an unbelievably diverse background in aesthetics and medicine. In fact, because it is prescription-only, it literally is aesthetic medicine. If you’ve been considering Botox but feel that you’re still unsure about it and require more knowledge, fear not as we’ve compiled a guide to help you find out more about Botox in London.
What is Botox?
Botulinium toxin which is the official term for Botox as surprisingly enough, Botox is the name of the brand. Botox is a medically regulated protein that is available for treatment via prescription only. It comes in liquid form and is injected directly into overly active muscles to lessen their movement, preventing them from creasing the skin they lay beneath.
Where can you have Botox?
As Botox is a versatile treatment that can be used to soften the movement of many expressive muscles, the most common areas include the forehead wrinkles when you raise your eyebrows, frown lines and crow’s feet when smiling. However, it can also be used for other areas like the ‘bunny lines’ on the nose and can tone a jawline by stopping the muscles from pulling down.
Are there any side effects?
There are some side effects with Botox, but these are normal and are almost to be expected of. You may experience discomfort in the treated area followed by sensations of itchiness and redness which is perfectly normal post Botox and can possibly come with flu like symptoms such as fatigue and headaches. However, most clients find themselves back to work and can continue with their daily activities after treatment and don’t require any downtime.
What are the aftercare guidelines?
While your treated area may be a little itchy, it’s important to refrain from itching and rubbing the focused area. You should also apply makeup to the treatment area around 4 hours after your treatment to ensure the injection points don’t come irritated or infected. Avoid straining exercise routines and saunas for 24 hours after your treatment, too, and as mentioned before abstaining from alcohol may lessen the risk of bruising.
Can Botox help with sweating?
This is one of the most versatile treatment prospects of Botox as it shows its capabilities by being able to lessen excessive sweating in localised areas. Botox for hyperhidrosis treatment is incredibly effective as it is injected into the targeted areas and can uphold results for up to 6 months. By injecting tiny amounts of Botox very precisely into the skin Botox temporarily blocks the action of the nerves that the glands which is the one that produces sweat. This treatment is effective in the areas of armpits, hands and hairline.
If you’re considering Botox in London then no look no further and contact us here at One Skin Clinic today to begin your Botox journey.