Overtime lines may develop on your face because of many factors, such as ageing, sun exposure, dehydration, smoking, gravity and poor nutrition. They are even created by your own facial expressions due to laughing and smiling. The purpose of anti-wrinkle injections or ‘Botox’ is to offer you non-surgical and minimally invasive solutions to help you improve and maintain the appearance of your skin.
At Avondale Dental Practice, we use Botulinum Toxin (Botox) which is injected into the skin to relax the muscles in your face and to smooth out lines and wrinkles. These are most common around the eyes (crow’s feet) and on the forehead where you frown. It’s important to bear in mind that the results are not permanent and will probably last 3-4 months.
If you have decided that Botox is a procedure that you would like to go ahead with, then you will be asked to come to the surgery and your face will be cleaned. The Botulinum Toxin will then be injected into the muscles in your face using a very fine needle. You may need injections in different places, depending on the area being treated and how large it is. This procedure only takes about 10 minutes and shouldn’t be too uncomfortable. You won’t see a change straight away and it may take 2-3 weeks to see the full effect. One of our Dentists will advise you not to rub your face for 3 days and to avoid vigorous exercise, sunbathing and the sauna for 2 days after the procedure.
If you are interested in finding out more about Anti-Wrinkle Injections or Fillers, then please get in touch with one of our experienced Dentists at Avondale Dental Practice who can talk you through the procedure.