We all know that time and tide wait for no man, but it can certainly be delayed to some degree. As far as non-surgical anti-wrinkle treatment is concerned, Botox Dublin is one of the treatments that is the most successful.
What causes wrinkles?
We all accept that wrinkles are the result of ageing, but what actually causes them to appear? Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that causes our muscles to contract, resulting in wrinkles forming. As we age, our skin becomes dryer and loses its elasticity, and the wrinkles that form as a result do not retract but instead become more and more permanent over time.
What is Botox (UK) OnabotulinumtoxinA (US)?
Botox is derived from a bacterium that can affect the nervous system. The amount of bacteria used in Botox treatments is very small and approved by the MHRA in the UK and the FDA in America. Apart from being used for cosmetic purposes, Botox is also used for migraine and bladder incontinence. It has also been used to correct crossed eyes and neck spasms as well as to prevent excessive underarm sweating. The number of possible treatments is over 700, which also includes some cardiac problems, drooling and depression.
Dentists are excellent practitioners to deliver this treatment
Dentistry studies incorporate the bone, muscle and skin structure of the head and neck. It, therefore, makes sense that armed with this knowledge, dentists are well placed to deliver this kind of cosmetic treatment. Patients can rest assured that their botox treatment is delivered by a suitably qualified practitioner within the comfort and safety of a sterile treatment room.
Discuss the treatment with your dentist
As with all treatments administered by dentists, you know that they are quite happy to discuss the pros and cons of Botox treatments equally as they do dental treatments. The procedure is quite straightforward and can usually be broken down into five phases.
During a preliminary consultation, you can discuss what you would like to achieve, and this will allow the dentist to ascertain which areas need to be treated. The dentist will advise you about the treatment, the duration and the length of time each treatment will last. During the appointment for treatment, you can elect to have a numbing cream applied if you feel a little anxious. This numbing agent will act as a local anaesthetic, which will reduce the amount of stinging that is likely to occur.
For a first treatment, sometimes it is necessary to draw lines on your face as a guide for the practitioner. The next phase involves injecting the Botox into the relevant areas; this step only takes a few minutes and will be completed before you know it. The treatment takes between 6 and 7 days to take effect and will last on average for about 3 to 4 months.
Take care of your skin
Just like your teeth and gums, you should take care of your skin. There are numerous skin care creams to protect the skin, especially against damage from UV rays. Using such creams will aid your Botox treatment.