ANTI WRINKLE INJECTIONS
What is Botox?
Botox is actually the trade name for a substance injected into the skin which is known to inhibit muscle movement - and that can prevent wrinkles from developing or worsening.
What is Botox used for?
Botox injections are now one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world and there are a plethora of celebs who are rumoured as swearing by youth-keeping injections.
And while it is immensely popular for aesthetic purposes, Botox is actually pretty handy for other conditions too, including stopping excessive sweat.
How does Botox work?
Cosmetic Botox injections work by blocking the nerve signals to certain muscles.
The muscles then become more relaxed, which in turn reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the skin.
How long does Botox last?
Botox freezes muscle movement by blocking neuro-transmitters and this effect lasts for 4-6 months – this means you will need top-ups a few times a year if you wish to maintain your line-free look.
Once you’ve had Botox injected, the effects on the muscles usually become apparent within a few hours, with the main effects appearing after about a week.
Botox is the most popular cosmetic surgery treatment - with over a whopping six million Botox treatments administered every year.
Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum - an organism found in the natural environment where it is pretty much inactive and non-toxic.
People are also fans Botox for its ability to treat excessive sweating, migraines, muscular disorders, and some bladder and bowel disorders.