Botox is increasingly becoming the treatment of choice for patients to regain their youthful appearance. Once solely the preserve of the rich and famous, botox is now a common everyday procedure on a par with having a haircut.
Botox is a bacterial toxin that is safe to use in the human body. It relaxes facial muscles and lessens the appearance of wrinkles when it is injected into the face.
The injections are safe and simple and last for up to four months before the body breaks down the botox naturally. Patients usually return for top up treatments every four months
Botox works by blocking the signals between nerve endings. When injected in minute quantities it can temporarily reduce the impression of lines caused by muscle movements. It is a painless procedure and patients usually start to see results after two to three days. 90 per cent of women who took part in clinical trials said they had noticed a marked improvement in appearance after only one treatment.
Initially approved for use in 2002 by the US Food and Drug Administration, botox has rapidly become the most popular cosmetic treatment. The facial rejuvenation it offers is the closest you can get to a non-surgical facelift. It is also becoming increasingly popular in the UK and is being offered by cosmetic dentists as part of an overall smile makeover. It is able to make a significant difference in facial tissue and lip tissue leaving the patient with healthy looking plump and firm flesh that frames a beautiful smile. Consult a City of London dentist about botox treatments and you could take years off your appearance without having to go anywhere near he surgeons knife.