Spring is arriving. Fresh snowdrops are flowering under trees, the first brave daffs are showing up in some gardens. It won’t be long before new grass greens over muddy verges, and everything starts to look new and fresh again. Will your face be looking new and fresh too, or will it still look like it needs another few months in hibernation?
If your face doesn’t bounce back like it used to then perhaps it’s time to do something about those lines. There are certain lines on the face that are there because your muscles are holding them in place. You may not realise it, but you are habitually contracting them, creating those crow’s feet, those worry or frown lines. If you could just relax for a few days, they would smooth out.
It sounds easy but it’s almost impossible to consciously relax those muscles, which is why people seek the help of botulinum toxin. This is the long name for Botox, a purified form of the botulinum type A toxin.
Botox started out as a way to suppress excessive sweating, but doctors quickly discovered that the people who received this treatment lost their wrinkles in the injected area too. Now, Botox has been around for a long time, smoothing out faces around the globe.
Botox works by blocking the signals from the nerve to the muscle so that it cannot contract. We inject just the right tiny amount to gradually relax the muscle, which takes about a week in all, but not totally paralyse it. We want you to look relaxed, not frozen.
Botulinum toxin works really well on those areas around the eyes, but people also use it to relax the areas around the lips.
It takes only a few minutes to administer your treatment, so you can get it done at Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester when you are out shopping, or in your lunch hour. You won’t see any difference to start with but over the next week, your lines will smooth out.
Treatment lasts about 4 months, so come in for a top-up after 3 months if you like what you see and want some more.