Botulinum toxin (Botox®) is a muscle relaxant which has been used since the 1980’s. It helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and creates a younger, smoother appearance to the skin. It works by blocking signals between nerves to the muscle, causing the muscle to contract less and thus temporarily paralysing the underlying muscle responsible for the wrinkles. This results in a smoother, younger appearance.
Facial expressions are controlled by the underlying facial muscles. Through over-activity, these facial expressions create wrinkles, which can over time get deeper and more visible even when your face is at rest. This can result in deep lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes. Individuals can start to appear more aged than they are.
Botox Treatment Clinic in Woodstock
A thorough consultation is carried out to assess your concerns and deem you suitable for treatment. Treatment only takes only 15-30 minutes. Results are evident from 3-14 days after treatment. A review is arranged 3 weeks after placement to assess the results and provide any top-ups if necessary. The effects are not permanent and on average last 3-6 months. Over time, patients tend to require less frequent treatment as the effects last longer.