Botox has something of a chequered reputation. Permanently frozen celebrity faces give the impression that it isn’t possible to get a natural look with Botox.
However, if done professionally, sensitively and with the right gaps between treatment, Botox in Burnham can give the face a natural and gentle lift, without the need for lengthy, painful surgery. Dentists, such as those at the Dental Surgery Burnham, are ideally placed to offer this treatment, due to their extensive knowledge of facial anatomy.
How does it work?
Botox, or botulinum toxin type A, is a protein that is injected into the site of wrinkles and lines around the face. It relaxes the facial muscles by blocking the nerve impulses, giving a smooth appearance to the skin.
The injections take 5-10 minutes to administer and are painless – no anaesthetic is needed. It can take up to a week for results to be seen.
Where does it work?
Botox in Burnham works on several areas around the face. These include:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- The side of the eyes or ‘crow’s feet’
- Forehead lines
- Lines around the mouth, also called ‘smoker’s lines’.
How long does it last?
Botox in Burnham isn’t a permanent treatment and it needs to be topped up to maintain the effects. It shouldn’t be done too regularly, and it differs according to the individual. But doctors recommend leaving a gap of at least three months between treatments, and in some cases six.
Play it safe
This is another good reason to have Botox in Burnham administered by a trained medical professional, such as a dentist. Dentists study for seven years and their work means they have an intimate knowledge of the face. They know just where to place the injection to have the most powerful and natural-looking effect. And they are also well-placed to advise when repeat treatments are possible, or refer to a doctor if necessary.
Following these steps can lead to a Botox in Burnham treatment that gives the face a natural, youthful appearance, achieved in just a few minutes, without the need to go under the knife.