Skin geing is a natural process with visible results that start around the age of 25. Fine lines appear first, sometimes accompanied by wrinkles and gradually a loss of volume and a loss of density occur as well. Our skin ages for a variety of reasons. While not all of them are inevitable, some of them can be prevented.
Healthy and youthful skin starts with prevention. However, if you want to achieve facial rejuvenation in Leicester and soften your wrinkles for a more youthful appearance, you can take advantage of Botox at Aesthetic Smiles. Our highly-trained dentists have a thorough understanding of the facial anatomy and will perform the treatment safely, precisely and effectively.
Common causes of skin ageing
Wrinkles and fine lines are very common signs of skin ageing. These lines appear on different areas of the face such as the outer corners of the eyes, the cheeks, on the forehead, as well as between the nose and the mouth. Exposure to the sun is the primary factor responsible for skin ageing, followed by environmental pollution, smoking and poor nutrition. However, wrinkles and fine lines may be the result of genetics or a poor skincare routine throughout the years.
What is Botox?
Botox has been used as cosmetic treatment over 20 years. It is a purified protein used to treat wrinkles and fine lines. Once injected into the skin, Botox relaxes the facial muscles which cause expression lines, by temporarily blocking the nerve receptors in them, leaving the skin looking smoother and more youthful.
Botox is quick and painless and the treatment usually lasts 5 to 10 minutes. Results can be seen in a few days, although some patients may have to wait for a week before the notice the first results.
Botox is injected into the skin with a very fine needle, so it causes very little pain upon injection. Botox does not cause irritation or inflammation. Some patients, however, may experience a mild stinging sensation.
Most patients find that the effects of Botox last approximately 3-6 months. After this, repetitive sessions are required for maintenance. After the muscles have been relaxed for a while, it takes fewer treatments to maintain a good result.