The ageing process can affect the appearance of our skin. Lines and wrinkles can appear across the face and the skin can become thinner and dehydrated. If you are looking to improve the appearance of your skin then you will be pleased to hear that skin care is also available at your dentist. Botox Dublin is a popular procedure available at the dentist, used for facial rejuvenation.
Botox is a purified protein which is extremely potent to use when given in small doses by a dentist who is trained in cosmetic dermatology. It is injected into target areas where it causes the relaxation of muscles. By relaxing the muscles, Botox diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox works well on the upper part of the face. This includes lines on the forehead, frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet around the eyes. Lines on your forehead can make you appear anxious or worried, whilst frown lines can give an angry appearance and crow’s feet make you look tired and aged. By using Botox to diminish the appearance of these lines you will have a healthy, relaxed and youthful appearance.
Who are suitable candidates for Botox?
With busy and hectic lifestyles, stress and pollution cause wrinkles to appear very early on the face. Botox can be used in your early 30s as a preventive treatment and it can be used later on in life to help reduce the signs of ageing. Your dentist will assess the health of your skin and identify the areas of concern as well as listen to your own personal concerns.
Pregnancy is a contraindication for this procedure as well as patients with muscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis. In this case you will be offered other skincare options or you may wish to consider Botox at a later stage in life. However in most cases Botox is well tolerated and it is a popular procedure with excellent results.
How is the procedure carried out?
The target areas are numbed using a topical anaesthetic cream which is allowed to work for 15 to 20 minutes. Botox is injected into your target areas with the help of a very small needle. The process is virtually painless and you can walk out of the surgery and carry on with your daily activities. You may notice some redness or bruising, however this should subside within a few days by itself. The results start to appear in 3 to 4 days and last for 3 to 6 months after which the effects will fade and your wrinkles will start appearing again. At this point you can speak to your dentist and book another appointment. It is safe to have Botox up to 3 or 4 times a year and with time you may find that when your wrinkles reappear they are less prominent than they were to begin with.
Speak to your dentist to find out more about Botox and book an appointment so that they can guide you through the procedure and help you achieve a pleasant, youthful appearance that adds to the beauty of your face improving your self-confidence and wellbeing.