Facial aesthetics for a more youthful appearance

Woman speaking with dentistPeople often think about ways to get a more youthful appearance in order to look their very best for a special occasion, such as a family wedding. Many are glad to discovery ways to do so without having to resort to long-term surgical procedures, such as Botox in Burnham.

In Burnham, Botox is one solution to creating a smoother, younger look that does not have to cost the earth, or requires weeks of recovery time. It is available from good dentists, such as The Dental Surgery Burnham.

What is Botox?

Botox is the name for a product containing the active ingredient botulinum type A toxin. Originally developed and used by doctors to treat excessive sweating, this temporary treatment is used on areas where there are wrinkles to smooth them out.

Botox works by paralysing and therefore relaxing the muscles that are holding the wrinkle in place, by blocking the nerve impulses along them.

Wrinkles in areas such as the frown lines (the vertical lines between the eyebrows), crow’s feet around the eyes and lines on the forehead are some of the most popular places to use Botox in Burnham.

Experience that counts

It may seem odd that a dental practice is offering treatments to reduce wrinkles, but it actually makes perfect sense. Dentists have acquired a deep knowledge and understanding of the placement and uses of the facial muscles, nerves and tendons, and with this knowledge of facial anatomy, and experience gained in practising dentistry, they are able to deliver Botox in Burnham in a precise and accurate manner. They are also very used to using needles to deliver anaesthetics into muscles and so know how to target areas to create a look that is natural, and not one that says ‘work’ has been done on the face.

Botox treatments usually take only between 5–10 minutes per area being treated. Due to the way Botox works, gradually relaxing the muscles and inhibiting the nerve impulses along them, it takes between four days and one week for the results to fully develop. However, Botox lasts for about four months. Dentists recommend that treatments are topped up every three to six months.