Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract. This will make the wrinkles relax and soften. Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity unfortunately will not respond to Botox. It can also be used for lip lines and for the chin and corner of the mouth and neck. Here, at Hermes London Dental Clinic, Victoria,Botox has been successfully used to treat wrinkles and facial creases.
How is the procedure performed?
In Hermes London Dental Clinic, Victoria, Botox takes only a few minutes and no anesthesia is needed. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort levels. It generally takes between three and seven days to take full effect. To prepare successfully for your Botox in Victoria, it is best to avoid alcohol for one week prior to treatment. Anti-inflammatory medications should be stopped two weeks before treatment as well in order to reduce bruising.
How long does Botox last?
The effects from Botox will last around four to six months. As muscle movement gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to appear again and wrinkles will need to be re-treated. Lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax over time.
What is the difference between Botox and dermal fillers?
There is a difference between the Botox and dermal fillers. Botox relaxes the muscles, whereas dermal fillers fill and plump up lines and wrinkles to make the skin look younger. Dermal fillers usually consist of hyaluronic acid gels. As we age our skin’s natural hyaluronic acid is lost, increasing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Injecting dermal fillers into the skin acts to replace the hyaluronic acid that is lost over time. Dermal fillers can also be used for lip enhancement and for shaping facial, hand and neck contours.
The effect of dermal filler treatment is visible immediately. Depending on the area treated, the dermal filler effect can last up to twelve months. For your dermal fillers or Botox in Victoria, give us a call today.