REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF LINES
People often ask us “Where can I get botox in Middlesbrough”. Precision Cosmetics can take care of all of your Botox treatments. Over time creases, lines and wrinkles develop on the face due to many factors such as ageing process, pollution, sunlight, cigarette smoke, stress and the repeat action of the facial muscles.
Facial lines are of varying degrees but can be classed into two categories, mobile or moving lines which appear on movement of a particular facial muscle e.g frown lines, and static lines that are present when the facial muscles are at rest. There is a natural progression from mobile lines to static lines over time due to repeated insults to the skin by muscular actions.
The objective is to break the facial habit preventing mobile lines becoming static lines. By relaxing the muscles releases tension on the skin therefore the static lines become less pronounced, leaving a smoother, fresher appearance.
Botulin Toxin treatment most commonly known as Botox, is a popular treatment in our Middlesbrough clinic. Botox is a toxin that can erase fine lines and wrinkles and improve facial contour without the need for surgery. By injecting a small amount of toxin into the facial muscles blocking the nerve impulse, causes the muscle to relax and become temporarily stationary. This lasts from 3 to 6 months the next treatment depends on the length of the effect in each individual patient.
Botox is best and mostly used for the forehead, crow’s feet, and the glabella (frown lines) between the brows. However it can be used for advanced areas such as “bunny lines” at the top of your nose, lifting the corners of the mouth and eyebrow lift.
Glabella….. Botox is administering in a V-shape pattern between the eyebrows. We stay at least one centimetre above the eyebrow bone, to prevent eyelid sagging (Ptosis).
Forehead (Frontalis).… The only elevator muscle of the forehead is called the
frontalis, using Botox on this for chemical paralysis without treatment of the
other 2 most common areas crow’s feet and glabella may lead to brow decent.
Crows feet (orbicularis oculi). The Orbicularis oculi muscles are often treated
with Botox to treat crows feet lines. This muscle is the one that closes the eye,
but only the part infers the crow’s feet is frozen to stop the creases forming
when we smile.
SIDE EFFECTS OF USING BOTOX
After the Botox treatment, some side effects may be apparent these include; droopy eyelids, facial pain, indigestion, swelling or pain in the injection site, muscle weakness, flu symptoms, headaches, neck pain and nausea. Other Medical conditions that have been reported are problems in swallowing, eyelids drooping and in some cases visual problems like vertical misalignment.
Allergic reactions can take place such as; itchy rashes, hives, difficulty in swallowing, difficulties in breathing, wheezing, and throat or mouth swelling. It is possible that a patient can suffer an allergy after the Botox injection that is why during our consultations it is important to inform us about any earlier allergic condition so we can assess if Botox is the right treatment for you.
Signs of Toxin effect on spreading can happen. in a few rare instances, Botox has been noticed to show side effects on other parts of the body and not just on the injection site. If the toxin spreads some serious complications such as difﬁculty in swallowing and breathing, speech problems, voice changes, blurred and double vision, and muscle weakness can happen. Immediate medical intervention is required if any of these medical conditions are noticed after your Botox treatment.
It is yet to be studied fully by researches to announce whether any long term medical complications can be defined.
Who should avoid having Botox?
Botox is not for everyone, if you have infection at the site of injection, are pregnant or feel you may be pregnant, have multiple allergies, if you have any conditions that affect the nervous system or muscles and you are breast feeding you should NOT have the treatment. You should take extra care when having the treatment also if you have any risks of bleeding or any illness that can make you bleed example haemophilia, if you have chronic breathing problems such as COPD, you have epilepsy, recent eye surgery or swallowing difficulties.