Botox® injections are so popular that even those with little exposure to the world of aesthetics have some understanding of this highly sought-after form of anti-ageing treatment. As a powerful and efficient way of managing the most undesirable effects of the ageing process, Botox® – or botulinum toxin – usually takes pride of place on the treatment menus of aesthetics practitioners across the globe and can be used to address several types of facial crease, wrinkle and fine line over the course of a short procedure. But how does Botox® work, where is it most effective and can it provide relief from more than just those distressing impressions of age?
The science behind Botox®
When injected into key areas of the face, Botox® can reduce the severity of the wrinkles and fine lines that appear everywhere from the forehead and around the eyes to the space above the eyebrows and the corners of the mouth. In some cases, this injectable treatment can actually stifle the development of facial fine lines and wrinkles altogether.
Of course, all of this is dependent on your goals and requirements and Dr Sharon, an award-winning practitioner, can work alongside you to tweak this treatment to meet your concerns. Whether you’re looking to achieve the “frozen” look or a subtle softening of your facial impressions, your wishes and expectations will be taken into account at the consultation stage of your Botox® treatment.
Why do wrinkles appear?
Wrinkles normally emerge as a result of the loss of elasticity and firmness that occurs in the skin over time, so injecting the muscles that sit beneath particular parts of the skin with this essential protein can cause them to relax and contract at a much slower rate. It’s this sort of muscular activity, carried out most frequently in the facial expressions that we make every day, that is one of the leading causes behind the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Their appearance can also be triggered by spending too much time in the sun and lifestyle factors such as smoking.
Dr Sharon also offers several medical-grade skincare products to ensure that the effects of your Botox® treatment are both complemented and optimised.
What else can be treated with Botox®?
Crease and wrinkle correction aside, Botox® can be used to assist in the treatment of several other medical conditions, namely hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding).
Whilst largely unpublicised, hyperhidrosis can be extremely embarrassing and is known to affect around 3% of the population. This upsetting condition is characterised by uncontrollable bouts of sweating from the underarms, hands, face, feet or a combination of all of these body parts and can occur naturally, be a symptom of another ailment or come about as a result of taking a certain medication.
With the help of anaesthesia, Botox® can be injected into the affected parts of the body and will effectively relax the muscles so they contract less. This limits the production of sweat, allowing those who suffer from hyperhidrosis to live a much more normal life.
Teeth grinding and clenching can have a significant impact on dental health and may lead to substantial damage to the teeth, the reawakening of any problems that may have previously been solved with the help of restorative surgery and an increase in earaches and headaches. Those who grind and clench their teeth often do so subconsciously and this may even occur during sleep, meaning that many people are actually unaware of the trials that they are subjecting their teeth to regularly.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the changes that have taken place during and after lockdown, stress and anxiety have begun to skyrocket and teeth grinding is symptomatic of mental health conditions such as anxiety. Having been a dentist for over ten years, Dr Sharon can administer Botox® directly into the muscles of the jaw (the masseter muscle in particular) to relieve the tension associated with clenching and grinding and has a lot of experience in this form of treatment.
Dr Sharon’s Facial Aesthetics
Dr Sharon Kaur is a seasoned professional with many years of experience in the world of aesthetic dentistry and facial aesthetics. She is accredited by Save Face, registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and delights in treating patients from Coventry and the wider Midlands area in order to help them build on their existing beauty and achieve a natural, rejuvenated look.
To book in for Botox® treatment with a reputable and highly experienced practitioner, call 02476 304 897 or visit her website today.