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Your complete guide to Botox

woman in Preston after botox injections

Botox, or anti-wrinkle injections, are an incredibly popular treatment option for a wide range of people, with a variety of requirements. Botox can help reduce the signs of aging, and leave you looking younger and feeling radiant. But, despite it’s popularity, there are still a lot of things that aren’t well known about Botox, and lots of people have questions about the treatment. Here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are professional providers of Botox in Preston. And this is your complete guide to Botox.

What is Botox?

So, first things first, what is Botox? Well, Botox is the name given to Botulinum toxin type A. This is a neurotoxin that can relax muscles on a temporary basis, when it is directly injected into the specific muscle. Botox has a range of medical applications, but in terms of reducing the signs of aging, Botox temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles, and allows your skin to recover, and move back into it’s original position. This removes fine lines and wrinkles, and leaves your skin looking much younger.

Can Botox prevent aging?

Well, Botox cant prevent aging itself, but it is a very effective preventative measure that can reduce the chances of deeper wrinkles forming. This is because the skin will not be folding into expression lines repeatedly. Instead your skin will have the chance to rest and recover. So you could look younger as you age!

How do Botox and fillers differ? Which should you choose?

Both Botox and fillers are incredibly popular. While Botox prevents wrinkles from forming, and allows your skin to fall into natural shape, fillers fill the lines and wrinkles so that they are no longer visible. Both treatments will leave you looking younger, and your skin will be more hydrated and radiant. But fillers will not help prevent wrinkles from occurring. It will only cover them up.

How should you prepare for Botox injections?

Preparing for Botox injections is simple. Just avoid these items for a couple of days beforehand, to prevent any bruising or swelling from occurring. Of course, bruising and swelling might be a side effect you experience anyway, but cutting out these products can help to reduce the risk. These products include:

  • Retin-A
  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Omega-3 capsules

What are the side effects of Botox?

So, after having your Botox injections, what are the side effects you should expect? Well, bruising, redness and a small amount of swelling and tenderness are common. But these should disappear after a day or so. Botox is a safe treatment, and here at The Skin and Wellbeing clinic, it is administered by professional, experienced nurses.

Other uses of Botox

A surprising fact about Botox is that it is used to treat a range of conditions medically. The temporary effect of paralyzing muscles makes it a useful option for people with a range of conditions, including:

  • migraines
  • over-active bladders
  • tremors

For more information about our anti wrinkle injections, or to book, get in touch with The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic today. 

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