Unwanted wrinkles around our eyes and frown lines on our forehead are referred to as ‘dynamic’ wrinkles, which means they are caused by the repeated, and largely unconscious, movement of muscles just beneath the skin. When we are young, the skin springs back, but as we age, the skin becomes thinner and these repeated movements result in those dreaded wrinkles.
When injected into the appropriate muscle, Botulinum toxin type a (Botox) works by causing that muscle to relax, thus diminishing or eliminating the dynamic wrinkle. After treatment, the patient can still smile and frown, but the expression lines will be reduced when they do. The amounts used to treat facial wrinkles are tiny compared with the volumes used to treat neurological and spastic conditions everyday in the NHS, where it has an excellent safety profile.
The treatment you receive will start to work between 3 to 7 days after treatment and continue for up to two weeks. An aftercare session is booked during your treatment (2 weeks) so that Eliza can review and,if required, augment treatment to reach the desired effect, at no additional cost.
Whether you want to treat frown lines, or give yourself a brow lift to look more refreshed and awake, reduce a gummy smile or a dimpled chin, Eliza Clark Aesthetic Clinic has the expertise to give the best botox results in cheltenham.
Other effective treatments using Botox
Botox is also an excellent treatment for bruxism (teeth grinding) and jaw line contouring, and for reducing hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) in armpits or palms.