Botox or anti-wrinkle treatment is an incredibly popular injectable treatment with an unbelievably diverse background in aesthetics and medicine. In fact, because it is prescription-only, it literally is aesthetic medicine. If you’ve been considering Botox but feel that you don’t know enough about it yet, fear not as we’ve compiled a guide to help you find out more about Botox in Brighton.
What is Botox?
Botulinum toxin which is the official term for Botox is a medically regulated protein that is available for treatment only via prescription. It comes in liquid form and is injected directly into overly active muscles to lessen their movement, preventing them from creasing the skin they lay beneath.
Where can you have Botox?
As Botox is a versatile treatment that can be used to soften the movement of many expressive muscles, the most common areas include the forehead wrinkles when you raise your eyebrows, frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet when smiling. However, it can also be used for ‘bunny lines’ on the nose and can tone the jawline by stopping the muscles from pulling down and minimising neck (platysmal) bands.
Are there any side effects?
There are some side effects with Botox, but these are normal and are almost to be expected of. You may experience discomfort in the treated area followed by sensations of itchiness and redness which is perfectly normal post Botox and can possibly follow with flu like symptoms such as fatigue, headaches and nausea. However, most clients find that they can return to work and continue with their daily activities after treatment and don’t require any downtime.
What are the aftercare guidelines?
While your treated area may be a little itchy, its essential to refrain from itching or rubbing the focused area. You should also apply makeup to the treatment area 4 hours after your treatment to ensure the injection points don’t become irritated or infected. Avoid strenuous exercise and saunas for 24 hours after your treatment, too, and as mentioned before abstaining from alcohol may lessen the risk of bruising.
Can Botox help with sweating?
This is one of the most versatile treatment prospects of Botox as it shows its capabilities by being able to lessen excessive sweating in a localised area. Botox for hyperhidrosis treatment is incredibly effective as it is injected into targeted areas and can uphold results for up to 6 months. By injecting tiny amounts of Botox very precisely into the skin Botox temporarily blocks the action of the nerves that supply eccrine glands which is the gland that produces sweat. This treatment is effective in the areas of the armpits, hands and hairline.
If you’re considering Botox in Brighton then look no further and contact Allison Jeffery Skin Health & Laser Clinic. Book your initial appointment today on 01273 262600.