What is Botox?

Woman having botox injection

Most people generally feel younger than their actual age, so why not look younger as well, especially when smoothing out those unwanted wrinkles is so easily accessible. But what is Botox? Botox is a non-invasive medical procedure. A small amount of botulinum toxin (aka Botox) is injected into the affected area. Botox then causes the muscle to relax and release those unwelcome lines with the result being smooth skin once more.

The benefits of Botox

Dental practices, such as Kingston Dental Clinic, are now offering this anti-ageing service around Kingston. Botox is now one of the most common medical procedures carried out in the UK. There are many benefits for patients who receive Botox. In Kingston, Botox is a non-invasive surgery. There is no preparation necessary and there is no recovery time needed. It is cost-effective and involves very little fuss.

This is a temporary procedure and when the Botox eventually starts to wear off, the muscles will then regain their strength. Some patients are happy coming in for repeat sessions. Some patients find that since Botox is a temporary relaxant it is easier to control when they do choose to repeat it.

At a good dental practice in Kingston, Botox is safely injected into the patients’ facial muscles, not too much and not too little. With this in mind, normal facial expressions are able to still function without hindrance.

Botox can be treated the very same day as the initial consultation. Depending on how much treatment is requested by the patient, this treatment can be carried out in under 15 minutes. The effect of the Botox can vary from patient to patient. It can take between 3-5 days for the Botox to take effect, and can possibly take up two weeks before the full effect can be seen. After the Botox has been injected, patients can carry on with their day to day life. It is that quick and simple.

Botox is not only for patients who want to look younger, but looking in the mirror and seeing someone younger looking back can make a person feel and act younger.