Wrinkle Relaxing Injections
Botox® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for men and women available, due to its effectiveness, safety and affordability. This anti- wrinkle treatment will soften deep lines and can sometimes erase fine lines completely. The most common areas to treat with Botox® are the forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet and bunny lines. However, it can also be used to reduce and slim down strong jaw muscles (the masseter), improve a gummy smile, relax platysma bands on the neck and reduce excessive sweating in underarms (hyperhidrosis).
HOW IS BOTOX® PERFORMED?
Anti-wrinkle injections at NH Aesthetics are performed using the latest ultra-fine needles to ensure maximum comfort and minimal trauma to the skin. Tiny quantities of Botox® are injected into target muscles, taking just minutes to perform.
HOW DOES BOTOX® WORK?
Botox® is a neurotoxin, injected in therapeutic doses, it works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles, it does this by preventing the release of acetylcholine, when acetylcholine cannot be realised, muscle contraction cannot occur. Relaxing the muscles will therefore relax the skin thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS & HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST?
The effects of this treatment will be noticeable after a few days, but full results can be seen between 2-3 weeks after treatment. The effects of Botox® will last around 3 months, when muscle movement will gradually be re-established, and the effects of Botox® reversed. Patients generally have treatment a few times a year to maintain their results.
First time Botox® patients at NH Aesthetics Harrogate will be asked to return to clinic for a review appointment two weeks following treatment, to ensure optimum results have been achieved.
WHO WILL CARRY OUT THE TREATMENT?
Nicola is a qualified nurse prescriber and will carry out a full assessment including medical history taking before any treatment. If you are on any medications it is strongly advised to bring these with you to your consultation.
Nicola specialises in natural looking Botox®, aiming to give her patients smooth skin and reduced lines whilst maintaining some activity, which is key to achieving natural looking results.
WHEN SHOULD I START HAVING BOTOX®?
The best time to start considering Botox® is when you begin to notice that your dynamic lines appear even when your skin is static. This usually happens in your 30’s, however it varies from person to person depending on lifestyle and genetic factors.
Botox® may be combined with other treatments for optimum anti-aging results. If you are considering getting Botox® in Harrogate, try the wrinkle relaxing injections offered by NH Aesthetics.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I STOP HAVING BOTOX®?
This is a common question, nothing will happen, your muscles will simply regain full activity. On a positive note, you may find if you once had a bad habit of frowning for example, you may well have broken this habit in the period of time your Botox® was actively working and preventing you to frown.