Botox Treatment with Nurse Ness Griffith in Carlisle
At Oracle Aesthetics in Carlisle, we offer Botox treatment, a non-invasive and highly effective solution for reducing the appearance of lines and dynamic wrinkles in the face. Botox anti-wrinkle treatment can help you achieve a smoother, more youthful complexion while preventing the formation of future facial lines. There are alternative treatments such as dermal filler treatment if you are not suitable for Botox. Dermal fillers add volume, while Botox reduces muscle movement.
Understanding Aesthetic Treatments
Anti-wrinkle injections, commonly known as Botox, have revolutionised the world of aesthetics. This treatment for lines harnesses the power of botulinum toxin type, a naturally occurring neurotoxin, to target and muscle relaxant specific facial muscles. By selectively blocking nerve pathways, Botox injections prevent these facial muscles from contracting, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the skin’s surface.
What Can Botox Treat?
Botox is a versatile cosmetic treatment that can address a range of concerns, including these facial lines:
- Forehead Wrinkles Lines: Those horizontal facial wrinkle lines that appear when you raise your eyebrows can be effectively smoothed out with Botox injections.
- Frown Lines: The vertical lines that develop between your eyebrows due to muscle contractions can be significantly improved with this popular treatment.
- Crow’s Feet: The fine lines that radiate from the corners of your eyes can be softened and reduced, leaving you with a more youthful appearance.
- Smokers’ Lines: Botox can help reduce the appearance of vertical lip lines, often referred to as “smokers lines,” even if you’re a non-smoker.
- Gummy Smile: For individuals with a high lip line that exposes too much gum when smiling, Botox can help achieve a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.
- Bunny Lines: These are the dynamic wrinkles that appear on the nose when you scrunch it. Botox can smooth out these bunny lines, giving your nose a more youthful appearance.
- Vertical Lines: Often referred to as “barcode lines,” these vertical facial wrinkles above the upper lip can be improved with Botox.
- Static Lines: Even those persistent, deeply etched facial lines on your face can benefit from this simple treatment, softening their appearance and creating a more youthful look.
- Smile Lines: Smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, are the creases that appear from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth and deepen with age.
What Results Should You Expect?
After an anti wrinkle treatment at Oracle Aesthetics in Carlisle, Cumbria, you can anticipate a smoother, more youthful appearance with visible improvements in:
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Eye Wrinkles – Lines around the eyes
- Marionette lines
It’s important to note that Botox is a temporary and safe treatment option, with results typically lasting approximately 3 – 4 months. However, the effects gradually wear off over time, allowing for natural movement to return. You should start noticing visible improvements within a week of the injection.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
After a thorough consultation and discussion of your ideal outcomes, tiny needles are used to inject minute amounts of the product into very specific areas of the face. Treatment is quick and virtually painless.
ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
As with any injections, tiny bruises may be apparent for a few days after injection. You may experience some redness, slight swelling or itching at the injection site for a few hours after treatment. Side effects will be discussed in full at your consultation.
IS IT SAFE?
All our treatments are carried out by highly trained and experienced qualified practitioners and we only use the very best quality products on the market, making this one of the safest injectable treatments around.
DOES IT HURT?
No. Treatment is virtually pain free and feels just like a small scratch. We have found that because we use such a gentle technique and tiny needles our patients that may have needed numbing cream elsewhere now don’t require it with us.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER TREATMENT?
Keep the area clean. Avoid alcohol and the gym for 24-48 hrs. Do not rub your face for at least 4 hours. Using plenty of facial expressions will help the product uptake into the muscles. You will be provided with an aftercare leaflet detailing all aftercare to take home as well.
ARE ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTION TREATMENTS RIGHT FOR ME?
This treatment can not be administered to people with certain medical conditions or to anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding.
CAN I FLY AFTER TREATMENT?
Yes, 24hrs post treatment.
WHAT IS THE BEST AGE TO START?
Ageing is a very individual process and the signs show differently in different people so there is no “right age” to commence treatment. Prevention is always better than cure, so preventing deep lines forming is beneficial.
WILL I LOOK FROZEN?
Nurse Ness Griffiths and her team are experts in the anatomy and technique of this treatment and can tailor it to your needs. Everyone’s desired outcome is different and this will be discussed at consultation. It isn’t necessary to have the ‘frozen’ look and natural results are easily obtained.
WHEN WILL I SEE EFFECTS?
It takes up to 2 weeks for the treatment to take full effect and will then wear off gradually over a period of 3-6 months.
WHO SHOULDN’T HAVE THIS TREATMENT?
Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers — People with conditions affecting muscles and nerves such as myasthenia gravis and Eaton-Lambert Syndrome. — Previous allergies to botulinum toxin, egg or human albumin — People taking antibiotics from the aminoglycoside family eg clarithromycin, gentamycin. — Anyone with skin treatment infection in the area to be treated — Caution must be taken with people on blood-thinning medications for example warfarin, clopidogrel, rivaroxaban. This will be discussed at consultation.
Can I engage in strenuous exercise immediately after a Botox treatment?
It is generally recommended to refrain from strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours following a Botox treatment. Strenuous exercise may increase blood flow and muscle activity, potentially affecting the distribution and absorption of Botox, which could impact the results. To ensure the best outcome and maximise the longevity of your Botox treatment, it's advisable to give your body some time to allow the neurotoxin to take effect before resuming intense physical activities.
Can I receive Botox injections while breastfeeding?
It is generally advised to avoid Botox treatments while breastfeeding. Consult with a qualified doctor for personalised advice on the safety of Botox during this time.
What's the typical duration of Botox results?
Botox results usually last between 3-4 months, though this can vary from person to person.
How does Botox work to reduce wrinkles?
Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles responsible for wrinkles, which softens lines like glabellar lines (frown lines) and is a common choice in the cosmetic industry for this purpose.
What are some medical conditions treated with Botox?
Botox is used to treat conditions such as cervical dystonia (neck muscle spasms) and urinary incontinence, and should only be administered by qualified medical experts.
What's the difference between Baby Botox and regular Botox?
Baby Botox refers to a lighter and more natural application of Botulinum toxin injections, often used to achieve a subtler, fresher look in aesthetic treatments.
How can I make an informed decision about Botox?
It's crucial to consult with a qualified and experienced aesthetic practitioner or doctor to discuss your goals, potential risks, and expected outcomes before deciding on Botox treatment.
Can sun damage affect the results of Botox?
Sun damage can accelerate the ageing process, which may influence the longevity of Botox results. Maintaining good sun protection practices is beneficial to preserve the effects of your treatment.
Why Choose Botox at Oracle Aesthetics Carlisle?
- Expert Practitioners: Our team of medical professionals specialises in administering Botox treatment at our Carlisle clinic, ensuring your safety and delivering the best results.
- Advanced Techniques: We employ advanced injection techniques to achieve optimal outcomes and a more youthful appearance.
- Personalised Consultation: Your journey begins with an initial consultation, where we’ll discuss your goals and expectations. Our experts will create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
- Safe and Effective: Botox treatment is a safe and non-invasive option that delivers exceptional results, making it one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide.
- Follow-Up Appointments: We offer follow-up appointments to assess your progress and make any necessary adjustments, ensuring your satisfaction with the results.
- Natural-Looking Results: Our approach to Botox treatment focuses on enhancing your natural beauty while preserving your unique facial expressions.
At Oracle Aesthetics in Carlisle, Cumbria, we’re dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. Book your Botox consultation today with our medical practitioners and discover how this simple yet effective treatment can rejuvenate your appearance, boost your confidence, and help you put your best face forward.