Wrinkle-reducing injections – otherwise known as botox – work by relaxing specific muscles and preventing them from contracting. It prevents the release of the chemical, acetylcholine, which is necessary to allow nerve impulses to send messages to muscles.
It is the contraction of facial muscles that produces lines, wrinkles, and furrows in the skin. These are sometimes referred to as ‘dynamic’ wrinkles. By preventing muscle contraction, wrinkles and lines can be reduced or abolished. These injections are used on the face to achieve a smoother, unlined, and fresher appearance. The most popular areas for treatment are the frown lines between the eyebrows and the ‘crows feet’ at the outer edge of the eyes.
Mr Sherif Wilson can perform botox in Bristol, Bath or Gloucester.
Why you might need botox
For most people, the effect of wrinkle-reducing injections is to abolish a tired or angry look and to produce a softer, rested, more youthful appearance.
A patient that is pregnant, breastfeeding, taking certain antibiotics, prone to allergies or has a neurological disorder would not be not suitable for this treatment.
Unlike dermal fillers, a botox treatment involves administering the injections with micro-needles. It takes only a few minutes and causes little discomfort. Some redness and swelling may appear at the injection sites but this normally disappears after a few hours.