A Guide to Botox
From greying hair to creaky knees, there are many signs of getting older and we all age differently but if there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s that wrinkles are one of the most obvious signs of our age and they’re a nightmare to get rid of! Botox (anti-ageing injections) is a widely used non-surgical method of keeping the wrinkles at bay and here at Wentworth Clinic, we understand how important it is to look as young as you feel. We’ve put together a quick guide to give you all the information you need about Botox to help you decide if it’s the right choice for you:
What is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin is actually a naturally occurring poison that has the ability to paralyse muscles and as a result, has been used for medical purposes for over 60 years.
What is Botox used for?
The most widely known use of Botox is, of course, as part of a cosmetic procedure to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the face. However, Botox is also used to treat a number of medical reasons that include facial spasms, a weak bladder and prevention of excess sweating.
Is Botox Dangerous?
Although Botox is highly poisonous, injecting Botox is not a dangerous procedure. However, there have been many deaths associated with the injection of fake Botox; consequently, it’s absolutely essential that you visit a licensed cosmetic surgery with registered nurses acting within a doctor’s instructions.
We urge you to not have this procedure carried out in a beauty salon, hairdressers’ or by any non-medical practitioner as this is illegal and you risk being injected incorrectly or with fake substances.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s essential that you are fully informed and comfortable with all aspects before any procedure is carried out. Here at Wentworth Clinic, you are always our top priority and our experienced and highly skilled practitioners will talk you through everything you need to know.