Cosmetic treatments have come a long way in the last twenty years in terms of affordability and availability. Nowhere is this more evident than with Botox. Botox is a form of dermal filler that aims to firm and plump the skin reducing wrinkles and the other signs of aging. Botox is especially relevant to dentists and dentists who have recently had cosmetic dental treatment because the skin around the mouth frames the smile and could spoil the appearance of an otherwise brilliant and stunning smile.
Originally Botox was used solely by the very rich and wealthy because it was very expensive but over the last ten or so years it has been adopted and offered by more and more cosmetic dentists in the UK. This increase of supply has brought the price down to a more competitive level and allowed more people to benefit from the rejuvenating effect of Botox.
Botox works by preventing signals transmitting through facial tissues. It is these signals that cause tiny muscle movements that over time lead to the appearance of wrinkles. By temporarily blocking these signals, the wrinkle appears to disappear and the skin looks younger, smoother and firmer. There is no surgical procedure involved with Botox. It is injected using an ordinary syringe, into an area of skin that has been numbed with an anaesthetic gel. This means there is very little pain and discomfort other than a slight feeling of numbness
There is also very little risk involved if carried out by a trained London W1 dentist as Botox has been judged to be perfectly safe for use in the human body and breaks down naturally over the course of about four months.