The Beauty Clinic

BOTULINUM TOXIN

About the treatment...

What is Botox?

Botulin toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostirdium botulin. It works by temporarily disabling nerves so that the muscle cannot move. Botox helps to prevent wrinkles due to the fact that muscle movements lead to wrinkles.

How is it performed on one’s skin? 

It is injected into the muscle of the area in question with a fine needle. Your beautician will usually ask you to move the muscles in that area in order to establish the place that needs injecting.

What are the potential risks and complications? 

Botox is relatively safe. The main associated risk is that you can get a brow drop, which occurs when the injection into the forehead is too low and one side of the brow drops, causing asymmetry. Asymmetry can also occur in the masseter lines.

Generally, however, it is a very safe procedure with very few risks when carried out by an experienced and qualified dermatologist. Long-term side effects are extremely rare.

What are the main benefits?

There are many benefits of Botox. Firstly, the aesthetic benefits are that it smooths out fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to prevent these lines from occurring in the first place. Whilst this is a physical benefit, it can also have hugely positive psychological impacts on a person’s confidence.

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