R3 Aesthetics | Milton Keynes

Your guide to Botox in Milton Keynes

24th May 2019

Botox, or anti-wrinkle injections, are an effective treatment to lessen some of the signs of ageing. They can be compounded with dermal fillers, which replenish lost volume, and perform successful facial rejuvenation. However, how much do you really know about Botox? Do you still have some unanswered questions? We’re here to provide you with a guide to your line softening treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox or Botulinium toxin is a regulated treatment that is injected into the muscles of the face to enable the restriction of muscles moving aggressively. Botox comes in a liquid form and helps limit the amount of movement in the muscle preventing them producing wrinkles.

Which areas of the body can Botox treat?

Botox can be injected around the outer corners of the eyes to treat crow’s feet or laughter lines. It can also be injected in between the eyebrows to prevent frown lines and also aimed at the common area such as the forehead to soften the lines produced by raising your eyebrows. Similarly it can also be used to perform non-surgical treatments such as ‘brow lifts’ creating more of an arch figure to both eyebrows.

Are there any medical advantages of Botox?

Botox has become particularly notorious for treating medical conditions such as hyperhidorosis also known as excessive sweating. When this occurs in localized areas such as the feet or under arms, Botox can be injected into the skin of the affected area to lessen the amount of sweat produced helping bring the neutral levels for more management relief.

Botox results and expectations

Your treatment results will become visible between 8 and 14 days after your first treatment. Everyone’s body processes things differently, so your results duration is more personal to you and your system. Typically, though, you can expect to see your results around 3 to 4 months, after which time you will require a repeat appointment to maintain them.

Aftercare for Botox

During the initial stages after the treatment it is advisable to not rub the treated area, even if it is itchy or a little numb, for the first day after the treatment. You should also avoid applying makeup for the first four hours after treatment to ensure the injection entry sites aren’t irritated. You should also avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours prior and after your treatment to minimize the risk of bruising.
Our doctors will always advise on several options when possible so that you can make an informed decision. If you’re interested in our Botox procedures, get in touch and book your initial consultation on 07930 248 708 today!