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    Non-Surgical Procedures – Botox

    Botox, a preparation of Botulinum toxin A, has revolutionised cosmetic treatments and medical health care. Although a potent neurotoxin, the modified version is used in a variety of medical applications. It was first approved for medical use in 1989 for the treatment of excessive blinking and squinting. Botox can temporarily paralyse the muscle it is injected into. This is because it is a muscle relaxant and this made it a first choice ingredient for over active eye muscles.

    Botox is also used to treat chronic migraines, overactive bladder and conditions that affect muscular function such as cerebral palsy. Children with cerebral palsy under the age of six may find it easier to walk after having leg injections of Botox.

    Those with reoccurring migraines that happen more than 15 days out of every month, having injections of Botox can reduce their number of migraine days.

    Due to its ability to relax the face, Botox became a new way to smooth wrinkles. Nature’s anti-aging injection was born.

    Botox Injections - The Medical Park

    Botox injections can reduce the appearance of expression lines such as frown lines, smile lines, crow's feet and the smoker's line.

    Botox can also be used to re-shape the face by injecting it into the two sets of muscles that pull on the facial tissue and changing the overall shape of the face. Botox can be used in conjunction with surgical procedures for maximum beneficial effects. If you have facial paralysis due to illness (for instance, Bell’s Palsy), Botox can restore normal symmetry to your face.

    Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical anti-wrinkle remedies.

    How the Treatment is given?

    If you would like, local anaesthetic cream can be applied to the target areas prior to your injections so that you are comfortable. This isn’t always necessary, though, as Botox injections usually only give a mild sting and the needles used are very fine. Your face will be cleaned using sterile wipes and then you will be injected. The whole process only takes a matter of minutes.

    You may have some redness, bruising or swelling at the site of the injections.

    You should stay upright for four hours afterwards and should avoid sleeping on your face until the area has healed. It will take around two weeks to see the full benefits of your treatment.

    Why Botox is great?

    Botox has many advantages. It’s a compromise for women not yet ready or unwilling to have cosmetic surgery. It is a very quick procedure with a quick recovery time and it is a lot cheaper and more assessable than going ‘under the knife’. Botox can be combined with other non-surgical beauty enhancements like dermal fillers and if you don’t like the injections or their effects, you can choose to stop having them with no lasting alteration to your appearance.

    What are the Side-Effects?

    It is possible to have an allergic reaction to Botox so if you have problems swallowing, speaking or breathing you should alert your practitioner. If you are injected around your eye there is also a rare chance of blurred vision and drooping eyelids.

    Why choose The Medical Park?

    If you are considering having Botox injections to minimise your expression lines, you can trust The Medical Park to bring you an outstanding service. Contact us for your own personalised appointment.

    The material on this site is for informational purpose only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treetment provided by a qualified healthcare provider.

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