What is Botox ?

Botox, otherwise known as Botulinum Toxin Type A, is a purified natural protein, chemically derived from bacteria that your dentist will inject into a specific muscle to cause temporary relaxation or paralysis. Botox is an increasingly popular treatment and it’s no surprise why, when it can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles by 80%.

 

Reasons to have Botox injections

Safe – Botox, as well as dermal fillers, is a safe procedure when carried out by a qualified professional. Our dentists here at Fresh have a high level of training and experience in this area and have successfully performed the treatment for a number of patients.

How does Botox work to reduce the appearance of wrinkles?

Botox works by obstructing the signals from the nerves to the muscles. Once this has it has been administered, the muscle can no longer contract, causing wrinkles to soften and relax. Botox is commonly used on forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet (lines around the eyes).

What does having Botox injections involve?

You will be invited to attend a consultation so that you can discuss your treatment with Dr Marcus Spry. A numbing cream will be applied to the areas in question and the area will be cleaned. Following this the Botox injections will be administered. This takes around 15 minutes.

When will I see the effects of Botox?

You will notice a change in volume almost immediately. The area may be slightly red or swollen after treatment. You will continue to see changes to your facial definition and skin for several days after treatment. The effects last for several months.

Before we can administer the injections, we will need to discuss your medical history at your consultation. We will need to know about any medication that you are taking as well as if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because the effects of Botox injections on babies is not known.

 

If you would like further information about cosmetic treatments and facial aesthetics treatments at Fresh, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can arrange a consultation for you.