Botox: How It’s Done


There are a number of procedures available today, that can help patients to regain their self-confidence which has been lost, as they are unhappy with the appearance of their skin. One of the most sought after cosmetic procedure is Botox, not only does it improve saggy skin but it is also beneficial for people with illnesses such as dystonia.

What Is Botox Made From?

Botox is made from a protein complex known as Botulinum Toxin Type; it works by preventing acetylcholine from being produced by nerve cells, and thus stopping muscles from contracting which results in the development of wrinkles. When first approved in 2002, Botox was initially invented to treat eye misalignments and spasms.

Botox doesn’t normally require local anesthetic and only takes a couple of minutes to complete; if the patient is anxious about the pain anesthesia cream can be applied to the area being treated. During the procedure, Botulinum Toxin Type is injected into the muscles, needles are used to provide accuracy and reduce discomfort. Where the injection is done depends on the use, size and location of the muscle being treated. Directly after the procedure patients are advised not to drink alcohol as this can induce pain.

What To Expect

The patient will be able to see visible signs of improvement after two to three days; further treatment will be required as Botox will only last for up to six months. However after treatment, wrinkles that develop will be less noticeable as the muscles are now more relaxed.

Who To Choose

Your chosen beauty technician should be highly qualified and experienced to ensure that the procedure is carried out smoothly with no complications. It is highly recommended that you examine their credentials and only go to a technician that meets your requirements.  Prior to the procedure, you will want to take a look at the before and after pictures of past clients; this will give you an indication of what to expect from your procedure and ensure that you have realistic goals.

There are plenty of reasons why people choose Botox procedures to improve a wide range of problems such as;

  • Lazy eye
  • Excess sweating
  • Painful migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Bladder problems

Botox in Birmingham, London and throughout the UK can improve a wide range of implications and has many associated benefits. If you are considering this treatment then a consultation with your GP is required beforehand.

By Sarah McDowell; a Search Consultant at providing Digital Marketing Services throughout the UK

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