What Is Botox?
Clostridium botulinum is a bacterium that produces the neurotoxin known as botox.
The first human trial of Botox was conducted in 1977 and it was initially used to treat two eye muscle disorders:
In this muscle disorder, the eyes are not properly aligned while looking at an object. This condition can manifest as ‘crossed eyes’ or ‘lazy eyes.’
This eye muscle disorder causes abnormal eyelid contractions or twitching.
Presently, everywhere in the UK, including Leicester, Botox is used for aesthetic purposes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Yes, if administered by a trained medical professional in a secure environment, there’s minimal risk.
At Manor Dental, our Leicester Botox treatments are available at affordable prices. This allows you to look younger without undergoing any surgery. Before we start the treatment, our healthcare expert will consult with you to learn about desired outcomes and prescribe the best solution.
It doesn’t matter if you have your Botox treatment in Leicester or anywhere else in the UK, the positive effects will last between three and four months. After receiving your first Botox treatment, the effects will be short-lived; however, as you continue to receive multiple treatments, you will notice the benefits last longer.
Botox’s duration of action within the body varies from patient to patient. Metabolism and muscularity can also affect the outcome of a Botox treatment.
Once Botox has been administered, you must wait until your body naturally eliminates the toxin. With time, the effects of Botox will gradually diminish.
Different clinics have different pricing structures. Our Leicester based Botox treatment charges are based on the area being treated (e.g. £199 for crow’s feet), while others may charge based on the number of units of Botox used.
Anti-wrinkle treatments typically cost between £200 and £300.
One must be at least 18 to receive Botox treatment without parental consent.
The ‘ideal’ age to begin Botox treatment varies from person to person based on skin type, lifestyle, etc.
There are eight distinct “serotypes” (labelled A to H), which correspond to eight Botox varieties. While they contain structural and functional similarities, they differ slightly.
The most common serotypes used for cosmetic and medical purposes are A and B.
While you have a face-to-face consultation with our healthcare professional before your Leicester Botox treatment, we suggest discussing the following:
- Whether the treatment will provide the desired based on your desired outcome
- Enquire about aftercare routines and what to do if you experience side effects
- Ask about the price of the treatment and whether there are additional fees for follow-up appointments and touch-ups
Before our Leicester Botox treatments, our healthcare professionals will prescribe your Botox dose. However, they may delegate the injection to another individual while remaining responsible for ensuring your safety.
Botox is a prescription drug; therefore, it must be prescribed by a trained healthcare professional/medical prescriber (e.g., a doctor, dentist, chemist, or nurse) before use. At Manor Dental, before beginning your Botox treatment, our dentist will talk to you and prescribe the required dose for the best results.
There are numerous botulinum toxin brands, such as Botox, Azzalure, and Dysport. Botox and Azzalure are the two most commonly used in the UK.
Botox prevents the formation of wrinkles by reducing the activity of the muscles that cause them. As a result, your skin will appear smoother, more radiant and younger. The effects vary from person to person, and how many years it can take off depends on your particular skin type, lifestyle and the frequency you receive treatments.
Botox is effective against wrinkles caused by muscle contractions. Therefore, it is typically applied to the horizontal lines on the forehead, vertical lines between the eyebrows (commonly known as “11s”), and horizontal lines at the outer corners of the eyes (known as “crow’s feet”) during our Leicester Botox treatments.
It depends on what you decide! A Botox treatment can completely eliminate forehead movement, preventing the formation of wrinkles.
Alternatively, a more subtle effect can be achieved during our Botox treatments by retaining some forehead movement while minimising wrinkles.
Discuss the desired outcome with our practitioner, and they will provide you with the appropriate guidance.
Yes, but if you have Botox injections to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet (at the outer corners of your eyes), this can reduce the movement around your eyes when you smile.
As with all Botox treatments, it is up to you to decide how much muscle activity you wish to reduce, allowing you to balance your desire to remove wrinkles with the facial movement you wish to retain.
Botox and fillers operate in different ways. Botox reduces muscle activity to reduce wrinkles. Fillers add volume and strength to areas that have become slightly sunken and brittle with age. Therefore, both can reduce lines and wrinkles, albeit in different ways. At Manor Dental, we provide both the treatments.
While receiving our Leicester Botox treatments, patients frequently undergo a combination of Botox and filler treatments to achieve a more youthful appearance.
During the first 24 hours after the treatment, keep in mind the following:
- Avoid lying flat for six hours following treatment
- Do not rub your face or perform facial massages
- Do not consume excessive quantities of alcohol
- Avoid strenuous exercise
- Avoid facial treatments such as exfoliation and facial masks
- Avoid using saunas and steam rooms
- You may immediately resume your normal skin care regimen after treatment
The final result can be enhanced by exercising the facial muscles of the treated area.
At Manor Dental, we are a team of highly qualified healthcare providers offering dental treatments and facial aesthetics to our clients in Leicester. We provide a modern, safe, confidential environment for a high-quality, pleasant experience. Our principal dentist, Dr. Amin Govani, has gone beyond orthodontics and dental implantology training and specialised in facial aesthetics and was awarded the “Investors in People” award in 2000. To book a consultation with the team for a Leicester based Botox treatment, visit our website today!