Wrinkle relaxing injections are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for a reason – they’re fast, affordable and deliver fantastic results. Thousands of treatments are performed each year and they are a great alternative to a facelift for those who don’t want to go under the knife.
How long does Botox last for?
Injections work by targeting specific muscles and preventing them from contracting, which reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles and gives you a more youthful looking appearance. Warrington Botox is the most well known brand of injectable but there are a number of other anti-wrinkle treatments available such as Dysport, Vistabel and Azzalure. All have the same active ingredient – onobotulinum toxin (produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum).
The effect of wrinkle reduction is noticeable from 2-14 days after treatment and lasts for several months, depending on your individual needs. After the initial treatment, you should only need top-ups every 3-4 months.
In addition to reducing lines and wrinkles, Botox can also be used to treat a gummy smile, teeth grinding, headaches and excess sweating. You can read more about the different indications here.
The procedure is quick and convenient – with the treatment taking just minutes to perform. Your skin specialist will inject a small amount of Botox into the targeted area using a fine needle. Then your muscles will be relaxed and your facial expressions will return to normal. The results are very natural and the majority of people won’t even realise that you have had a treatment.