Using botulinum toxin to combat the signs of ageing

Facial aesthetics treatments are becoming increasingly popular with both men and women, and it’s not difficult to see why. Treatments such as botulinum toxin and dermal fillers are an excellent, non-surgical method of combatting the signs of ageing, those unwanted lines, wrinkles, and folds that begin to appear on our skin as we get older.

botulinum toxinYou may be wondering why dentists are offering facial aesthetics treatments. As people become more savvy about their treatment options, they want to know such intricate and delicate treatment will be provided by a professional whom they trust. Dentists and other medical professionals are actually in a prime position to provide aesthetics treatments, because they have an excellent knowledge of facial anatomy and structure, and can deliver just the right amount of targeted treatment to produce completely natural-looking results.

The facial aesthetics team at Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester have undertaken additional training to be fully qualified in facial aesthetics treatments, including dermal fillers and botulinum toxin.

Botulinum toxin: How it works

Many factors cause unwanted lines and wrinkles to appear on our face. Dietary factors such as not drinking enough water or drinking too much alcohol, spending too much time in the sun, and smoking can all lead to lines, wrinkles and folds appearing on our face.

Botulinum toxin is a popular and non-surgical method of treating frown lines, eyebrows, crow’s feet, forehead lines and smoker’s lines around the lips. A purified version of the botulinum type A toxin is delivered via pain-free injection to the area that requires treatment. The botulinum blocks nerve impulses to the tiny facial muscles, forcing them to contract and smoothing out the skin. Treatment only takes a few minutes and it will take a couple of days for the full results to show.

Typically, results will last for at least three months before a repeat treatment is required.