Are you getting a bit weary of watching your eyes disappear behind a sea of folds and wrinkles? Are worry lines bringing your eyebrows together and are crow’s feet lines more dramatic than your eyeliner? Are smoker’s lines making your lippy bleed outside your lip-line? If so, maybe now is the time to think about getting Botox in Clapham from us at Clapham South Dental Centre.
Botox has been around for a good while now. We have been offering it for a while now too. It might seem a bit odd to go to your dentist for Botox in Clapham, but if you think about it, surely it makes sense to get injections from people who were trained by the best at dental school to administer injections as gently as possible and in just the right amounts?
As dentists, we already have a deep knowledge of all the nerves, tendons, and muscles that make up the face, and the skin that covers them all. We know where the skin connects to the face, where nerves meet muscles and tendons, and we use this knowledge to great effect when we treat people with Botox in Clapham.
What exactly is Botox?
Although you may have heard of Botox lots of times, you may not be clear what it is or how it works. Let’s explain. Botox is a brand name. The actual treatment is made from a toxin called Botulinum that has been purified to produce a protein. We inject this into your skin, where the nerves meet the muscles. The Botox interferes with the messaging between the nerve ending and the muscle, stopping the muscle from contracting. How much Botox goes in determines how much movement is reduced. Back in the day, and even now with some beauty therapists, treatment was heavy-handed and people ended up looking frozen. Being dentists, we have the skills to deliver just the right amount of Botox to relax your muscles, but not completely paralyse them.
The effects take about a week to come through completely and then last for about 4 months. We recommend top-up treatments after about 3 months.