The popularity of Botox has skyrocketed in recent years, with an estimated 5 million injections given in the United States annually. Botox is also credited with a decline in plastic surgery in the United Kingdom.
Both men and women are realizing that this procedure is safe, effective and less disruptive than face-lifts and other anti-aging options. If you are considering Botox in Birmingham, consider the following five reasons why this treatment might be best for you.
1. Botox helps you look more youthful
Botox is derived from the Botulinum bacterium, which in its natural state can be extremely poisonous. However, when this compound is diluted with saline and administered by a certified medical professional, it has positive rejuvenating effects. Dr Aesthetica is a fully licensed and registered Medical Doctor.
Botox has been in wide spread use for over twenty years. It is used for both medical and cosmetic purposes and has very few side effects.
The way it works is simple: it reduces the appearance of wrinkles by causing paralysis to the facial muscles. When your face moves less, the skin which usually moves in your face (like above your eye brows) creates fewer and less deep furrows over time.
Doctors and professionals who administer Botox injections recommend it for conditions like frown lines (between the eye brows), crows' feet (around the eyes), horizontal wrinkles across the forehead, and nasal "scrunch" lines. It is also sometimes used in the neck, but it is not generally used around the mouth. Botox can even be used for headaches and sweating.
An injection will usually block neurotransmitters in the face for between 4-6 months, so it is not a one-time deal. Most patients return to their doctor an average of 2-3 times per year in order to maintain the look of a smooth brow and minimized facial wrinkles.
If you are seeking Botox in Birmingham, keep in mind that there are many clinics out there which claim to have expertise in this area. It's important to find a doctor who has the appropriate experience, credentials, insurance, qualifications, and equipment.
2. Botox has numerous benefits beyond the cosmetic
The cosmetic advantages to Botox were discovered when doctors began using it for medical conditions. Originally it was used for facial and ocular conditions such as lazy eye or facial tics.
When these patients experienced the accompanying freezing of the facial muscles, reducing the appearance of their wrinkles, doctors began to contemplate its use for the wider population.
Now recipients of Botox report many benefits beyond simply looking younger.
The psychological effects of feeling more youthful cannot be underestimated. It is priceless to start receiving compliments on one's looks again, and to feel confident and happy with one's reflection in the mirror.
There are also several medically proven reasons to use Botox beyond addressing facial wrinkles.
Botox is helpful for excessive perspiration. When the compound is injected into sweat glands, the glands become immobilized and stop producing moisture. For these patients, Botox represents relief from the embarrassment and dehydration which accompanies excessive sweating.
The same science which makes this product effective for facial spasms also makes Botox an effective treatment for muscle pain generally. If you suffer from chronic pain, particularly in the neck, Botox may be a solution to your discomfort.
The procedure has also been known to effectively treat migraine headaches.
3. It's fast, easy and painless
If you are thinking about Botox in Birmingham, West Midlands, you are not alone. Many people just like you are seeking this procedure because of its many advantages over more invasive ways to look young.
Face lifts and other cosmetic procedures require anesthesia and days if not weeks of recovery time. You may have to take off from work to recuperate, and it is likely you will be fairly uncomfortable for at least a few days as you heal. It is not uncommon to have black eyes, swelling and other side effects from major surgery.
Botox, on the other hand, takes thirty minutes at most to administer. You may feel some sensations like a pin prick when it is being injected. You may also experience some initial swelling or bruising, but these usually subside quickly.
It usually takes less time than does a visit to the hairdresser.
If you get Botox in Birmingham and you work in Birmingham, rest assured that you are likely to be back at your desk within an hour of the procedure. Birmingham is easily commutable from Bromsgrove, Redditch, Walsall, Wolverhampton to name but a few. With great access routes, and easy parking, Botox at Dr Aesthetica is a breeze.
4. Botox can be used preventatively
Once used predominantly by patients aged 40 and over, both men and women have now started using Botox at younger ages.
Preventing muscles from moving in ways that cause wrinkles prevents them from forming, or at least slows down the process.
You will look younger for longer if you begin Botox treatments before the wrinkles in your forehead and around your eyes get too deep.
If you are using Botox to prevent future wrinkles, consult with a professional who can carefully monitor your amounts. You certainly do not want to end up with the frozen look flaunted by celebrities who overuse this product.
An experienced medical professional at Dr Aesthetica will calibrate the proper amounts so that your muscles will become conditioned over time to cause less pronounced wrinkles. They will also let you know if you are getting carried away and using too much.
5. Botox in Birmingham is not that expensive
You may be asking how you could afford a procedure which must be repeated every four to six months.
Actually, Botox is cheaper than you might think. Prices range from £140 pounds to around £220 pounds, depending upon how many areas of the face you are treating.
Of course, medically necessary treatment for pain or spasms may be covered by your insurance.
But compare the costs of cosmetic surgery, even once, with visiting a clinic for Botox a couple of times per year.
The NHS estimates that cosmetic surgery on the face can run from anywhere to 1000 pounds for a mini face lift to up to ten thousand pounds for a full face and neck lift. That is not even including the pre-surgery consults and post-surgery visits! Don't forget the downtime and being off work when completing surgery.
Getting Botox shots a couple of times per year ends up costing less in the long run.
Contact A Professional.
As with any medical procedure, it's important to speak directly with a professional and to give him or her your full medical history. At Dr Aesthetica, we offer free consultations with all appointments. All our Botox appointments come with a 2 week review and top up as needed.
But if looking your best is important to you, consider Botox as a way to look as young as you feel.
There are fewer risks, costs, and inconveniences than with some of the more invasive ways people choose to look younger.
Contact us with any questions you may have and to see if Botox might be right for you.