Botox is a cosmetic procedure that is injected into the face to prevent muscle spasms that cause wrinkles. It is one of the most widely used cosmetic procedures in the world with nearly five million treatments being used in the US alone last year.
Botox is short for Botulinium Toxin A and when injected it effectively paralyses facial muscles which cause wrinkles. It has been declared perfectly safe for use in the body and is naturally broken down leaving no trace after a matter of months. It is a great product to use for people who are worried about the appearance of wrinkles and lines around the mouth, eyes and brow especially. It can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by as much as eighty per cent.
The treatment takes up to about 80 minutes and is performed in the dentist’s surgery. The dentist will determine the amount necessary for each individual patient before injecting it in several different places around the designated area.
The effects of Botox are noticeable immediately in most cases. Although there are some side effects these are generally mild, including slight nausea and redness at injection points. Your City of London dentist will be able to give you more information but it is generally a very safe procedure.
Botox is especially useful for patients who have had some cosmetic dentistry work performed to improve the appearance of their teeth. Wrinkles around the mouth can spoil the framing look of a great smile and a Botox treatment may be able to give you the overall perfect smile you have always wanted. The cost of Botox varies on the amount used and each individual patient but you should expect to pay somewhere in the region of £75 to £250 per individual treatment.