There are so many skin care products and treatments out there on the market.
As new trends and products emerge, one has stood the test of time. Botox, or Botulinum Toxin, is now into its 15th year.
While Botox used to be mostly associated with ageing Hollywood celebs who can no longer move their faces, this has changed.
Botox in Manchester is now one of the most popular non-surgical treatments around.
Despite this, there remain many misconceptions and questions about Botox. That’s why we’ve put together this guide.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 Botox questions!
1. What is Botox and How Does it Work?
Botox is made out of bacteria. Yes, the good bacteria. It’s actually got a fancy scientific name – botulinum toxin.
But it’s basically a drug, that once injected prevents your muscles from contracting. This prevents wrinkles from emerging.
But it’s totally safe to use in controlled doses. It works simply by injecting into an area, and it binds with your muscle.
This simple process has the effect of diminishing and preventing wrinkles on your face.
However, it’s important to also note that it’s not permanent. It’s necessary to keep up the maintenance of the botox to prevent those wrinkles emerging.
After the treatment, it won’t happen overnight. You need to wait some time between a few days and up to 10 days before you’ll see the effects. And the effect will gradually develop over the first couple of weeks.
After this, it will last for around three to four months. And then, you can just come and visit for some more Botox.
2. What’s the Difference Between Botox and Filler?
Many people mistakenly believe botox and filler are the same. They are absolutely not.
Botox actually has an impact on the muscles. Whereas filler, as the name suggests, fills the wrinkles. Filler uses hyaluronic acid.
People purchase filler products to fill creases and wrinkles around the face. This is often suggested if the wrinkle, crease or line is too deep to use botox.
However, if you are looking for filler or Botox in Manchester, then drop by for a consultation.
3. Where Can I get Botox?
This question has two answers. The first answer is obvious – you can get Botox in Manchester with us!
But if you meant, which area of your body, then the possibilities of botox are almost endless.
And yet, most people choose to get botox on their crow’s feet around their eyes.
Do you have wrinkles across your forehead? Then, this can also be treated with botox.
This is because it is usually in this area where the most visible wrinkles and creases emerge.
However, you can also get botox for a bone loss on your jawline, lift up the nose, or do something about a downturned lip.
There is even evidence that Botox can help with migraines.
And it may sound strange, some people even choose to have botox injected into their armpits. However, Botox can also prevent sweat and smell from being a problem.
For more on how Botox can be used to treat excessive underarm sweat, check out our blog post on the subject.
4. Who is Botox For?
As we’ve already established, many people think the main patients for Botox are reality television stars and pop stars.
However, the truth is most people could benefit from a little botox.
Many people think Botox is just for women. But, Botox is popular among men as well. To add an aspect of manliness to it for those who are feeling insecure, it’s often referred to as “Bro-Tox“.
However, it’s important to remain realistic about what can be achieved with botox – it can’t solve all of your problems. And, it’s certainly not necessary for everyone.
What’s important to realise is that botox is not about transforming your face to look differently. Instead, it’s about maintenance of minor issues.
It’s not about changing the way you look but keeping you looking the same.
5. What about Post-Treatment?
Many people are understandably concerned about doing something that damages the treatment.
And while you may feel a slightly strange at first, if the botox procedure has been carried out in the correct manner, there’s nothing to worry about.
Once injected, the Botox is not going to go anywhere.
And if you’re worried about the needle marks. Normally, it only takes a few minutes before they vanish.
Despite this, it’s perhaps wise to refrain from any physical activity for the first hour after your treatment. Just to ensure there is no bruising to the area you’ve had treated.
But the main thing to do after post-treatment, it’s to enjoy your fresher and younger look.
Get in Touch for a Consultation on Botox in Manchester
Now that you know the answers to the top 5 questions answered about botox, you can make an informed decision about whether it’s right for you.
As with any other treatments, if you’re interested in getting botox injections, then you require a consultation before.
In order to find out more about the treatment for Botox in Manchester, get in touch for more details. Our professional staff can help you with any more questions you may have about botox.
If you are interested to get the best Botox treatments for yourself, come and visit our clinic.
However, don’t forget that the effect of the botox procedure only lasts for 3 to 4 months. This means if you want the effect to last longer, it is necessary to undergo repeated treatment.
This doesn’t have to be an immediate follow-up. However, if you don’t want to have to worry about the top-ups, you should get the additional treatment as soon as possible.