You’ve most likely heard of the term ‘Botox’ at some point in your life but what exactly is Botox?
Botox is the name of the brand used for the treatment but the actual substance used is called Botulinum Toxin type A, it works by inhibiting muscle movement.
Once injected Botox helps to prevent wrinkles from developing or even worsening. It’s no wonder that Botox is the number one cosmetic treatment in the world with it’s ability to almost pause the look of ageing in men and women.
Many celebrities swear by Botox as they believe it halts the signs of ageing keeping them looking younger for longer. Celebrities like Cindy Crawford, Courtney Cox, Simon Cowell and David Hasselhoff have all spoken openly about getting Botox and their fondness for it, however, they also warn about the results of ‘over-doing it’.
Botox works by blocking the nerve signals to certain muscles around the face. Once injected the muscles become much more relaxed which makes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin appear non-existent.
The procedure itself takes a very short amount of time but the results can be noticed from 72 hours afterwards but cant often take up to a week to notice results. Botox often lasts from 3 to 6 months but it does all depend on each individuals body as no-one is the same so there’s no official guarantee as to how long it lasts.
Many people have put off the idea of having Botox because the concept of injecting your face frightens them. However, the needle is a lot smaller than you would imagine, it’s about the size of an acupuncture needle. Most patients feel no pain at all whereas some patients feel a tiny stinging sensation which only lasts a second or two.
Botox is generally a safe cosmetic procedure and the results should give you a youthful and fresh look. Unfortunately, there are people/companies out there who are happy enough to take advantage of the popular procedure. BE CAREFUL. At Bank Aesthetics we use the product Botox because of it’s beautiful and reliable results, it also has years of research and clinical data to support the use of the brand. There are other brands out there too which will promote themselves as being the cheaper alternative to Botox but it’s often very unsafe to use these products as they haven’t been tested or use dangerous substances.
If you are interested in having Botox done then make sure your Medical Aesthetic Practitioner is fully qualified like Maria Phillips at Bank Aesthetics.
Not only is Maria fully qualified but she has years of experience and is part of the Save Face registry (Save Face is a national register of accredited practitioners who provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments. It is recognised by Professional Standards Authority, the Government, the Department of Health and even the NHS).
Botox is a very desirable cosmetic procedure however it may not be for everyone. Botox cannot be performed on women who are pregnant, nursing mothers or patients with neuromuscular diseases.
It is important that you get all the information you need so that you’re completely aware of the procedure you’re having.
At Bank Aesthetics we offer a free consultation service before your procedure where you will be able to discuss the procedure and you can bring up any questions that you have.
We are committed to patient satisfaction but safety and well-being are second to none. You can email us at [email protected] or call us on 01926 859988.
Bank Aesthetics provides Botox for patients in Coventry, Leamington and across Warwickshire and the Midlands.