American author Mark Twain suggested that “life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.” Like Twain, we all sometimes wish that we could discover a way of growing-up without growing old. Now, in the 21st century, scientists have developed new cosmetic procedures that promise to reverse the aging process and Botox is one of the most revolutionary of these technologies.
What is Botox and how does it work?
Botox is a facial rejuvenation treatment prescribed by doctors and qualified Cabinteely Dental practitioners serving the people of Glenageary, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles. When you frown or squint, the muscles between your brows contract and the skin creases. Over time, these creases will stay, forming wrinkles. Injecting a small dose of Botox into problem areas blocks the nerve impulses to the facial muscles, causing them to relax. This will temporarily soften the appearance of wrinkles.
Botox can be used to treat:
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
Treatment is recommended for both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65.
How long will it last?
You will notice the difference in a matter of days and the effects of the treatment will last between 3 and 6 months, depending on the individual.
Is it safe?
As Botox is non-surgical it is regarded as one of the safest cosmetic treatments on the market. The procedure can be performed in the space of 15 minutes and requires little or no recovery time. The treatment is administered through a fine needle and eliminates the risk of surgical scaring. Botox is a relatively painless procedure and normally no anaesthetic is required, although your doctor may use an anaesthetic cream to numb the treatment area.
If you’re looking for a speedy, safe and subtle way to reverse the signs of aging, then Botox may very well be the cosmetic treatment for you.