Everyone has heard of Botox in one way or another. Made famous by celebrities it is now accessible and affordable for everyone and has been for a while. Botox in Fulham is an injectable form of botulinum toxin which is used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes under the careful supervision  of a qualified practitioner. Botox in Fulham is now available here at Chelsea and Fulham Dentist, so visit us or book an appointment today to find out more about how it may benefit you.

What happens to your skin as you get older?

The skin is made up of collagen and elastin, and with the natural process of ageing there is a breakdown in this connective tissue, which causes our skin to become thinner and therefore more prone to sagging and wrinkles. Our skin loses its hydration and is unable to bounce back as it may have done when we were younger. This means that over time fine lines and wrinkles become deeper and more prominent with facial movement and expression such as smiling and frowning. These appear most commonly on your forehead, around the eyes and around the mouth. This can affect the way you feel about your appearance, knock your self-confidence and have a negative impact on all aspects of your life. If you are looking to restore the youthfulness of your face then speak to us at Chelsea and Fulham Dentist and find out about Botox in Fulham and how it can help you reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so that you can smile confidently and happily again very soon.

Here at our practice we will note down a quick medical history to make sure that you have no underlying conditions which may be affected by Botox injections. We will also need to find out about any medication that you may be taking to ensure that there are no drug interactions. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding then your practitioner may also decide that Botox injections are unsuitable for you at this time.

How does Botox work?

Botox injections work by blocking nerve signals to the area in which it is injected, without these signals the muscles are unable to move or contract. This helps diminish the appearance of unwanted lines or wrinkles when you smile or frown. This smooths out what is known as crow’s feet around your eyes, frown lines, ‘smoker’s’ lines around your lips and can help lift the corners of your mouth for a more noticeable difference. Botox injections are also used for many medicinal purposes. The effects of Botox injections usually last between 3 to 12 months, however this varies from patient to patient and our specialist practitioner will be able to advise as to how often you can undergo Botox injections and give you an approximate time frame of how long the results may last.

Research has shown that in comparison to more invasive cosmetic procedures, Botox injections are considered to be safe to use and therefore highly popular around the world. Unless you are afraid of needles the procedure itself is very simple and should take no longer than a few minutes to administer. You do not need anaesthetic for Botox injections and only minor discomfort is reported most commonly. Speak to us at Chelsea and Fulham Dentist today and find out more about Botox in Fulham for yourself.