As we age, our skin can begin to show damage from the sun, effects of gravity and muscle concentration in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkles can occur due to the natural sagging of the skin tissue as we begin to age, and as a result, they can generally only be improved by non-surgical tightening procedures, such as Botox injections, or surgical procedures such as a face lift. At Longevita, we can provide you with affordable non-surgical Botox facial injections in the UK to provide you with rejuvenated skin and help to reduce the signs of aging. All of our non-surgical procedures are performed at our clinic in London by some of the world’s most reputable non-surgical specialists.
Botulinum toxin injections, commercially known as Botox®, can address a number of skin concerns, including the common signs of aging around the forehead and eyes, such as ‘frown lines’, ‘laughter lines’, and ‘crow’s feet’. Alongside standard Botox treatments in London, at Longevita, we also offer other types of anti-wrinkle injections, which can help to tighten, firm and redefine facial skin.
How Does Botox Work?
The process of Botox is simple. The treatment acts by blocking a chemical known as acetylcholine, which transmits electrical impulses which can cause muscle contraction. Botox is then injected directly into the muscles which are causing wrinkles in certain parts of the face, using a very small needle. This treatment results in temporary paralysis of the muscles in which it is injected, although muscle contractions will begin to occur after approximately 3-4 months after the treatment due to the new growth of nerves which will, over time, reinnervate the muscles.
The Benefits Of Botox
There are many benefits to receiving Botox anti-wrinkle injections in London with Longevita. These non-surgical procedures often involve no downtime or anaesthesia, meaning you can return to work almost immediately after treatment. These treatments are also quick to perform, with some procedures taking as little as 30 minutes, and with our clinic in London offering anti-wrinkle Botox injections, you are able to access these quickly and efficiently, no matter how busy your schedule is.
Finally, results can be seen almost immediately after the treatment, and while some treatments may take over a week to settle, results are much faster than other surgical options, such as our facelift in Turkey. The only minor downside to Botox, is that they are not a permanent solution, and will require additional courses after the first treatment.
Risks & Limitations Of Botox
During the treatment in London, you may experience some form of localised discomfort, but our specialists here at Longevita will aim to provide you with a seamless and comfortable experience at all times. If you are feeling overly uncomfortable during the treatment, then a numbing cream can be applied to the relevant area, however, most of our patients are able to undergo the procedure without this. After the procedure, bruises can occur but normal activities can often be resumed immediately after the treatment. However, there are some limitations to this treatment, as while Botox can be effective in reducing wrinkles as a result of muscle contractions, it will have minimal impact on fine lines which are caused by sun damage. In addition to this, repeated treatments are likely to be required in order to provide optimal results, but courses which are too frequent may result in a patient’s body eventually resisting the treatment. There are no reported significant risks of anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox, with excessive weakening of target muscles occurring as a result of paralysis being a very rare occurrence.
Expert Botox With Longevita
At Longevita, we pride ourselves on the exceptional service that we provide our patients. All of our patients’ treatments are tailored to their individual requirements, and the most appropriate treatment will be determined at the initial face-to-face consultation at one of our many locations across the UK and Ireland, including Birmingham, Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh and more. All of our procedures in London are performed by best-in-class non-surgical specialists, who offer years of experience performing anti-wrinkle injections for patients from around the globe. To find out if you’re an ideal candidate for expert Botox injections in London, book a free consultation with our team of specialists today.