Botox is an incredibly popular treatment for lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in expressive areas. However, there’s probably a lot about Botox that you’re unaware of, and a good deal of questions you’d like answered before committing to a treatment. James Willis Faces is here at hand to answer all of your questions in this guide to Botox in Devon.
Botox is used mostly within the upper and mid face, as this is where the overactive and expressive muscles reside. It is commonly used to treat crow’s feet or laughter lines that appear at the corner of the eyes when smiling or laughing. It can also be used to smooth your forehead lines caused by raising your eyebrows and even between the eyebrows to soften frown lines. However, it has now become very popular for use in the neck and jaw to provide facial slimming, relief from bruxism and even the dispelling of neck bands.
Where is it used?
Botox is used mostly within the upper and mid face, as this is where the overactive and expressive muscles reside. It is commonly used to treat crow’s feet or laughter lines that appear at the corner of the eyes when smiling or laughing. It can also be used to smooth forehead lines caused by raising your eyebrows and even between the eyebrows to soften frown lines.
Are there any side effects?
You can experience some side effects after Botox treatment, though these are completely normal and as expected. You might experience some discomfort in the treatment area like itchiness, or a mild headache, and you could possibly experience small bruises and redness at the injection sites. It’s also not uncommon to experience flu like symptoms and dizziness. These side effects should subside within a few days following your treatment.
Is there any Botox aftercare?
It’s recommended that you don’t rub or apply pressured to the treated area for the first day after treatment even if it is itchy or a little numb. You should also try to avoid applying makeup for the first 4 hours after treatment to give the injection sites chance to heal and minimise the risk of infection and irritation. Avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for the first 24 hours after your treatment, the latter of which may help minimise the risk of bruising.
Botox for the body
Did you know that Botox treatments can now be used to help bring excessive sweating in localised areas under control? This condition is known as localised hyperhidrosis, and it occurs when the sweat glands over produce more sweat than they should in hot temperatures, stressful situations, during exercise, or just in day to day life.
If you’re considering Botox in Devon, it’s always wise to seek a trusted professional such as James Willis Faces. Contact us today to book your appointment.