Botox treatment is generally and foolproof safe which is why many doctors use it liberally.
Yet, there still exist some speculations of false and baseless arguments about this wonderful anti-ageing treatment which, of course, I tag “BACKWARD THINKING”.
While it’s true that there exist some symptoms of “Botulism” like breathing difficulty and muscle weakness after some hours or days of treatment or injection, this probably is one of the most important reasons why you should take Botox treatment from experts or talk to your doctor before proceeding with the Botox injection- I mean “EXPERTS”. It’s been confirmed that Botox complications experienced by almost 90% of Botox users are rare and if they ever occurred, there could be some underlying health issues which triggered the reaction.
Botox treatment is a non-surgical anti-ageing treatment with the most considerably low side effects and highly cost-effective. Being a purified protein which is a product of Botulinum toxin from the food poisoning bacteria, the Botox treatment in all perspectives has proven to be painless, cheaper, effective and safer compared to other surgical anti-ageing procedures aimed at extracting your bucks and which could even take some steps further to worsen your facial figures.
Forget the lies and look far more into what great benefits this amazing and a more considered natural method of treating yourself with a youthful and wrinkle-free facial figure has to offer.
Compared to other anti-ageing procedures, Botox treatment has a remarkably high-safety record. However, I recommend you do your homework before opting out to any claimed Botox expert for Botox treatment. Ask yourself these 11 questions and endeavour to ask your doctor according to feel more safe and comfortable with the Botox treatment.
Talking about safety and effectiveness with regards to all the anti-ageing procedures, there are currently no alternatives as effective as the Botox treatment.
Note: Botox treatments are highly recommended to be offered by professionals ONLY. Wrong administration of this treatment could, of course, result to unimaginable complications which may be wrongly attached to the Botox injection itself.
Dr. Paul Silvester Clinic is one of the foremost facial aesthetics clinics in Bath, UK where you can undergo a number of Botox treatments for wrinkle reduction and hyperhidrosis. In today’s post, we are going to briefly discuss two Botox treatments you can avail at Dr. Paul Silvester’s chamber at Bath.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Botulinum toxin aka Botox is basically a protein substance produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria which is now being used for treating the condition of hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. Botox is licensed in the UK for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis and a few Botox injections would effectively reduce underarm sweating for at least 4-6 months.
How does it work?
Botox works against severe axillary sweating by blocking the secretion of the chemical which is responsible for the activation of the sweat glands or the eccrine glands. The chemical is blocked at the end of the nerves in a way which won’t allow it to work on the muscles or glands.
The Treatment Procedure
A fine needle is used to inject the Type A Botox a few centimetres apart in your armpit. Ideally, you’d need around 100 units of Botox for treating both the armpits and the treatment can take up to 6 months’ time.
You will notice a marked reduction in underarm sweating within one month after the completion of the treatment.
Botox for hyperhidrosis is a painless treatment which would take less than half an hour of your time. You can go back to regular work once you are done with the session.
Botox for Wrinkle Reduction
One of the most popular anti-ageing treatments of our time, Botox injections is a safe procedure which addresses a number of skin issues like wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet.
Why go for Botox for wrinkle reduction?
Once we start getting older our facial skin starts to crease especially in the areas around the eyes, lips and forehead. These creases are a result of the continual use of facial muscles and a decreased production of elastin and collagen. Anti-wrinkle injections using Botox would significantly diminish the flexibility of the facial muscles and prevent them from flexing and moving which in turn keeps your skin from being creased as it recovers. The wrinkles will start to soften a week after your treatment and eventually fade away with time. The results are known to last for at least 6 months.
A number of injections will be given in the facial area with a fine needle. The injections don't cause much pain and you will be able to resume your daily work immediately after the session. This virtually painless treatment doesn’t involve the application of any local anaesthetic.
The crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead lines would be significantly reduced or even vanish within 1-2 weeks. As already mentioned before the results of this treatment would last for around 6 months after which you need to go for a fresh session.
For more information on the treatment options please get in touch to book an appointment.
Botox is another (trade name) for the Type A Botulinum Toxin which is a neurotoxin identified to be the major cause of botulism which paralyses the body muscles and, of course, could be fatal. This injection was first approved to treat most of the medical ailment including excessive underarm sweating, eyelid tics, and muscle spasms. But today, the uses of the Botox injection has grown beyond expectation and researches are still going on.
When performed by an expert or a professional, there aren’t notable side effects which make it safe for just anyone. Most of the listed possible side effects are just myths which include:
1. Swell, bruising or pains at the injection site
2. Droopy eyelid
3. Flu-like or headache symptoms
4. Excessive tearing
5. Eye dryness
Whatever is the reason, ensure you select a Botox treatment expert to perform the operation and you’re safe. However, if there are any perceived symptoms or signs of botulism caused by the spread of Botox injection to other parts of the body like muscle weakness, vision impairment, a problem with swallowing, a problem with breathing and or loss of bladder control which are rarely encountered or as a result of unprofessional treatment. Any wrong or incorrect administration could be dangerous so, report to a specialised doctor right away if you notice any of these signs. This is very unlikely but it could happen if you’re not handled by an expert which is why you must be very careful while selecting a doctor for treatment.
Note: It’s highly and generally recommended against using Botox injection during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
There’s a remarkable history with Botox use in the United Kingdom and the sales have increased drastically over time. However, most people still ask if this treatment is restricted to women only?
Botox treatment isn’t restricted to women only judging with its medical benefits and use over time. Should women only benefit from this excellent wonders performed by Botox? Men deserve a young and glowing look too. There’s no hormone or anything in the body reacting to the Botox injection which is peculiar to men. In fact, the records for Botox are so much that only women should enjoy them.
Recently, a study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that more men are turning to Botox injection use to help them look fresher and youthful and guess what? The number of men turned about 453, 281 in one year. Do you know what this figure is? It’s almost 10% of the total number of both women and men. Also, it’s revealed recently that a high number of British men desire the treatment with Botox.
Just like women, men deserve to look as good and youthful as possible in their offices and the desire isn’t wrong at all since the treatment doesn’t have any harmful effect on men specifically.
Men need to look more relaxed, stress-free and confident too. I believe you don’t like the way men seem to look like they’re frowning so much?
Judging with the robust benefits of Botox and safety records, it’s not restricted to only women.
Recently, Botox has gained the most popular and successful cosmetic stratagem in the whole of the United Kingdom. Yet, there are still a number of misconceptions about this wonderful procedure which of course, still scares a lot of people away. It’s so amazing how most people don’t bother to check out which of this information is false or just mere misconceptions and or the true benefits of the Botox treatments.
Lists of these misconceptions are;
The list of misconceptions goes on and on but they are just mere assumptions and false perceptions.
The Botox injection is, of course, a purified protein gotten from the Botulinum toxin extracted from the botulism food poisoning bacteria but that doesn’t make it harmful. It’s completely safe for use for both medical and cosmetic treatments.
It’s not true that this treatment gives a frozen appearance. In fact, it doesn’t affect the facial muscles involved in the overall facial expression but only targets deep wrinkles like the cow’s feet, the forehead furrows, and smile lines. You look more refreshed and youthful with the Botox treatment rather than the false perception of a frozen appearance.
Compared to other alternative treatments involving surgical procedures, the Botox injection is cheaper, harmless, and painless and of course, administered by an expert which makes it much safer than any other alternative procedures.
The True Benefits of the Botox Injection
For the most of us, the only thing we’ve heard or understood by the Botox injection or treatments is only its facial smoothening abilities and wrinkles eradicating powers. However, the list of benefits of this treatment goes beyond just cosmetic reasons. Here are a few listed benefits of the Botox treatment or injection:
Added to this are lots more benefits and researchers are still at work.
Although you’ll likely feel a few seconds discomfort like the feeling of pitches during the process, there are absolutely no side effects attached to this treatment whatsoever. Millions of people have safely used this treatment in the United Kingdom.
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, as it is often known, can be an unpleasant condition for both the person suffering and for others around them. Some people with hyperhidrosis can sweat up to five times more than is needed for the body to use the sweating system as it should to reduce heat, and cool down the body.
For most people, anti-perspirants and regular washing are adequate to keep sweating in control without any embarrassing situations where your sweat becomes unmanageable. If you suffer from excessive sweating, trying to control the flow of sweat can often end up leaving you panicked and stressed, which has the adverse effect of making you sweat more.
One of the most popular and effective ways to deal with sweat is to use Botox to halt the nerve which triggers the production of sweat.
How does it work?
During the procedure, Botox is injected into certain areas of the skin where sweat is produced in excess. The Botox works by blocking the nerves that supply the eccrine gland, in turn preventing the glands from producing sweat. The product within Botox is botulinum toxin, which has been used safely for many years to suit a wide range of treatments across the body and face. After your treatment, you'll be able to return to your normal day, whether that's work or leisure, within 20 minutes.
Is it effective?
There are several reasons why Botox is such a popular solution to excess sweating, including the almost non-existent recovery time. Compared to other cosmetic procedures, the injections are non-invasive and almost entirely pain free, with people reporting to feel only a tiny pinprick as the needle reaches the skin. The results can be seen within the month of treatment and usually last up to six months.
If you want to understand more about how Botox could help you to manage your excessive sweating so that you feel relaxed and comfortable in any situation, contact Dr Paul Silvester's clinic today. Having been qualified for 15 years, and trained by an expert professor from the International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics, you will be in expert hands in Dr Paul's Bath-based clinic.
When you feel 25 on the inside, you want to look 25 on the outside too! Unfortunately, your skin often has other ideas and life can take its toll in the form of 'crows' feet', wrinkles and laughter lines. Fortunately, facial aesthetics are there to turn back the clock for your skin.
Here are just a few of the ways you can allow cosmetic surgery to turn back the clock.
Botox injections work by paralysing the nerves within the subcutaneous muscles (those that are sited beneath the surface of the skin), so that the muscles cannot move. This effectively prevents the formation of crows’ feet, frown lines, lipstick lines, and wrinkles. This cosmetic treatment is delivered into the target areas of the patient’s face via injection using extremely fine needles.
Although it’s pretty painless, you may experience a slight stinging sensation that quickly subsides. You may also have a small amount of bleeding and bruising immediately after the treatment. The effect of Botox treatment usually lasts for up to six months. You will then need to have the injections repeated in order to maintain the wrinkle-free effect.
Botox injectables can be bought online, but for safety reasons you should always have the treatment carried out by a qualified, professional clinician.
Dermal fillers are a very popular treatment for wrinkles. The deep lines on your face are injected with hyaluronic acid which plumps up the skin and softens the lines leaving a more youthful-looking skin. Although recovery time is very quick, dermal filler treatment does need repeating every six months or so.
A word of caution: always use an experienced and reputable clinic for dermal filler treatment. There have been some horror stories where fillers have gone wrong.
There are many options available these days for people who wish to turn back the years and look younger. If you decide to opt for anything other than an over-the-counter serum or cream, always consult a qualified reputable cosmetic surgeon before taking a more radical route.
Botox is a cosmetic procedure in which anti-wrinkle injections remove signs of ageing from patients’ faces. While in the past it’s commonly been used by celebrities, these days more men and women are turning to the treatment than ever before. Why? Well, the technique is proven to take years off people’s appearance and leave them looking vibrant and youthful. However, the procedure is about much more than just aesthetics. With this in mind, here are three hidden benefits to Botox.
Individuals who receive botulinum toxin injections are liable to receive a boost to their self-esteem once the effects take hold. This ability to feel more comfortable in one’s own skin can lead to increased mental health, a more sociable attitude, a new sense of confidence and a willingness to try new things. Essentially, Botox removes the daily anguish of seeing a smiling face staring back at one’s self in the mirror and replaces it with a seemingly much younger version.
Women – and men for that matter – can spend years experimenting with different beauty regimes in the hope that one will shave years off their face. This can be anything from moisturisers to anti-wrinkle cream. While a few may experience some success by going down this route, others may find it an exhausting and unfruitful process. Botox is therefore a more time-effective way to appear more youthful. It can simply be used once or twice a year, with many appointments taking no longer than an hour.
In 2011, the Financial Review reported that men had begun to turn to cosmetic work in an attempt to boost their job prospects. This followed what was already a common trend where women – especially those in the entertainment industry – insisted that a surefire way to take the next step in their career was by having Botox. The likes of Ruby Wax have previously attributed their continued success to the procedure.
Enjoy the benefits for yourself!
Anyone interested in taking advantage of these benefits – as well as many more – should get in touch with Dr. Paul Silvester. As well as Botox, other treatments available include dermal fillers and hyperhidrosis.
Depending on your age group, what you’re looking for in a non-surgical cosmetic procedure is likely to be different. From preventative measures to procedures that will repair damage already done, the number of procedures available are vast, and it can be difficult to know where to start.
Hitting your twenties can be a shock to the system. You probably don’t spring back quite so quickly from late nights and long weekends, and you might even start to notice a fine line or two. Your twenties are a decade to be celebrated. Your worrisome teens are a thing of the past, your career is well on its way.
Your twenties are a time for paying attention to yourself, for appreciating your body and your skin while it’s at its peak and really making the most of your appearance. At this stage in your life, it’s all about looking after what you have rather than undergoing drastic self-altering procedures.
You may suffer from problem skin, or even acne. Acne scars or stretch marks which happened in your teens can be helped, now you have access to non-surgical cosmetic procedures and treatments.
You are now of an age where make-up, late nights, holidays in the sun, smoking and alcohol may be an important part of your life style, and your skin will need looking after now to prevent damage later.
If you haven’t already started paying careful attention to your skincare regime, then your early twenties are the time to do it. Take the time to get to know your skin; is it dry, oily or a combination of both? The skincare products that you use should be suited to your skin type, and should definitely include eye cream, a serum packed with anti-oxidants, and a high SPF to combat sun damage. Use quality products regularly to see real results, and remember, along with living a moderately healthy lifestyle, protecting your skin from the sun is the single most important thing you can do to prevent premature ageing.
Botulinum Toxin Injections
Crow’s feet, along with frown and worry lines, all tend to be the first major signs of ageing that appear on the face. All of these lines can be successfully treated using botulinum toxin injections, which work by blocking the signals between nerves and muscles, preventing them from furrowing and causing permanent wrinkles.
Although botulinum toxin injections work effectively to relax wrinkles that have already appeared, they work particularly well as a preventative measure, and can be appropriate if you are someone with a frowning habit or early wrinkles. Although the ‘frozen face’ has become fashionable for some, it is not advisable to have treatment too often at an early age, those expressions of emotion and communication are important to express your personality and feelings and whilst your skin is still young, you can afford some movement, whilst still preventing the wrinkles setting in.
Seek advice and guidance from your Save face accredited practitioner, Dr Paul Silvester to ensure a treatment plan that is safe and works for you.
With cosmetic treatments becoming more and more common, for a lot of people it is becoming increasingly confusing to understand what treatment is what and which one may be the best for them. This is especially so for Dermal Fillers and Botox where the line between them is quite blurred. To help clear up some of this confusion, we take a look at both Dermal Fillers and Botox and explore what that they are, what they do and who they are suitable for.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
We’re all born with lots of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) but over time this decreases in our skin and ensures that our skin become less elastic, thinner and generally look older. Dermal Fillers are simply a way of reintroducing some Hyaluronic Acid into your skin.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal Fillers are simply injected straight into your skin with a tiny needle. This direct introduction of Hyaluronic Acid helps to lift and smooth your skin and leave it looking healthier, fresher and more youthful.
What Does The Treatment Involve?
Dermal Fillers treatment doesn’t last long at all and should take no longer than 30 minutes. It’s virtually pain-free and the effects are relatively long lasting and can last up to 18 months after your treatment. Like Botox, there’s no particular downtime once you have had your treatment and the treatment has been done for many years and is tried and tested.
Who Are Dermal Fillers For?
Dermal Fillers are suitable for a wide range of people who are concerned about acting on their lines and wrinkles on their face and generally rejuvenating their skin. It is also suitable for those people who want to add structure to their face and give their skin a brighter and fresher appearance.
Who Should Not Have Dermal Fillers?
Generally, Dermal Fillers are suitable for most people however some people advise that those who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding should not undertake the treatment. If you are in any doubt, you should always voice your concerns with your doctor.
What Are The Outcomes Of Being Treated With Dermal Fillers?
The overall effect of using Dermal Fillers is that the face is rejuvenated. It softens the lines that may be caused by facial expressions such as smiling and frowning and it helps to smooth out wrinkles. It’s not a miracle treatment but it will help you generally look great for your age. It’s long lasting and its effects gradually wear off which means there is no sudden or dramatic change, enabling patients to simply top-up their treatment.
What Is Botox?
Botox is the brand name for a substance called botulinum toxin type A.
How Does Botox Work?
Botulinum toxin is a natural protein that is used to help to relax the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles and lines. As a cosmetic procedure, it has been around for many years and is considered tried, tested and safe as well as very effective.
What Does Botox Treatment Involve?
Like Dermal Fillers, Botox is delivered by a simple injection. Like Dermal Fillers, you won’t have any ‘downtime’ after the treatment and there are no side-effects either short-term or long-term. Once you have had your treatment, you can immediately return to your normal daily life.
Who Is Botox Treatment For?
Botox is great for any who is looking to have their face rejuvenated, improving the look of their skin as well as helping to improve the look of crow's feet, wrinkles and lines.
Who Should Not Have Botox Treatment?
If you have medical issues such as tissue complaints or damage to facial muscles, Botox may not be suitable. It is also generally suggested that Botox while pregnant or breastfeeding is not a good idea either. If in any doubt, talk to your doctor.
What Are The Outcomes Of Botox?
Botox treatment aims to give your face an overall rejuvenation effect. It can help to soften the lines caused by your facial expressions and generally help you look younger and more refreshed. Results last for approximately three to six months.
What’s Best? Botox Or Dermal Fillers?
There really is no straightforward answer as to what is best. Why not book your consultation today with Dr Paul Silvester where he can discuss your personal circumstance and come up with the treatment that is right for you. Call now on 07456 415251.
Botox is purified version of a toxin, botulinum, created by a bacteria. It was first discovered by Dr. Justinus Kerner after unusual deaths in Germany after consuming sausages in the 1820’s.
The next reported cases occurred 70 years later in the 1890’s. As if a funeral is not bad enough, the next reported cases occurred when 3 people died and 23 people became paralyzed after a funeral dinner. The culprit was confirmed by Dr. Emile Pierre van Ermengem of Belgium.
Could botulinum be used as a weapon? As it is said, all is fair in love and war. In this case botulinum was going to be used in both cases. The United States produced botulinum capsules to give to Chinese prostitutes to slip into the food and drink of high ranking Japanese officers during WWII in the 1940’s. It has been said this mission was not completed.
In the 1950s Botox was purified into crystalline form that could be used in minute quantities that would be the basis for their safe use in medicine. Botox was first used in medical research in the 1970s as a safe treatment for non-invasive treatment for strabismus, “crossed eyes.” Shortly thereafter, Botox was used for the treatment of essential blepharospasm, eye spasms. After its successful use in treating these eye conditions, it use exploded into many fields in medicine including neurology, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, ENT, dermatology, and plastic surgery. Botox was finally approved by the FDA for multiple medical uses in 1989, but not for cosmetic uses.
Like many discoveries in medicine, the use of Botox to diminish wrinkles was discovered by accident in 1990. A dermatologist, Dr. Jean Carruthers, was using Botox to treat muscles in spasm around the eye, and he noticed the disappearance of the wrinkle surrounding the areas he treated and thus one of the central tools in rejuvenating the face was discovered! Botox’s use was so widespread and rapid, it briefly ran out of supply in the 1990’s.
It was not until 2002 that Botox was officially approved by the FDA for the use in the area between the eyebrows and in 2004 for treatment of excess sweating in the armpits.
To discover the cosmetic benefits of Botox, please contact Dr Paul Silvester on 07456 415251.
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