Safety and outcome concerns addressed by our Ipswich facial aesthetics team.
As you may have noticed, we now offer facial aesthetic treatments at the Foxhall Dental Practice. This is a useful addition to the cosmetic dental procedures on offer and can really help to give you a more youthful appearance.
Inevitably, we do get asked about the safety of this procedure as it has certainly received some poor press in its time. We take a look, in today’s blog, at the facts about this popular skin smoothing treatment.
What is Botox?
Botox, or Botulinum toxin, is a serum that is injected just underneath the skin in areas that have become wrinkled or are showing lines. Whilst in its crudest form, this could be dangerous, the Botox used in facial aesthetic treatments is a purified form and is administered in minute doses only. By doing this, it works to block signals from the nerves to the muscles, causing them to relax and easing the lines and wrinkles on your face.
Is the procedure painful?
The only sensation that you should feel is a slight prick as the very fine needle enters the skin. Some patients do experience a small amount of localised bruising in these areas for a few days afterwards. You may wish to have your treatment away from any public engagements if you are concerned about this.
Is it safe?