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Anti-wrinkle treatment, also known as Botox is an incredibly popular injectable treatment with an unbelievably diverse background in aesthetics and medicine. In fact, because it is prescription only, it literally is the definition of aesthetic medicine. If you’ve been considering Botox but feel that you’re still unaware of its capabilities then fear not, as we have compiled a handy guide to help you find out more about Botox in Steyning and how Downhouse Dental can help you.


What is Botox?

The name Botox is actually the shortened name for Botulinium toxin, which is a medically regulated protein that is available for treatment through prescription only. It comes in liquid form and is injected directly into overly active muscles to lessen their movement, preventing them from creasing the skin they lay beneath.


Where can you have Botox?

Botox is a very versatile treatment that can be used to soften the movement of many expressive muscles, helping to minimise the appearance of fine lines. The most common areas include the forehead wrinkles when you raise your eyebrows, frown lines between the brows, and crow’s feet when you smile. However, it can also be used for ‘bunny lines’ on the nose and enable a slim look on the jawline.


What are the side effects?

There are some minor side effects to Botox, but these are completely normal and are almost to be expected. Experiencing discomfort in the treated area is usually uncommon, and neither is developing an itchy sensation. You may also experience flu like symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, and dizziness. Small bruises may occur at the injection sites, but the risk of developing these can be minimised by resisting the likes of alcohol for 24 hours before and after your treatment. Most clients find that they can return to work and their daily activities after treatment and don’t require any downtime.


What are the aftercare guidelines?

While your treated area may be a little itchy, it’s important not to disturb the area or massage it. Doing this will simply aggravate it and could result in making it worse. You should also avoid applying makeup to the treatment area 4 hours after your treatment to ensure the injection points don’t become irritated or infected. Avoid strenuous exercise and saunas for 24 hours after your treatment, too, and as mentioned before abstaining from alcohol may lessen the risk of bruising.


Can Botox help with sweating?

If you’re reading this disregarding Botox’s capabilities, we suggest you continue reading. This is one of the most versatile treatment prospects of Botox, the fact that it can lessen excessive sweating in a localised area. Botox for hyperhidrosis treatment is incredibly effective as it is injected into the target areas and procures results for up to 6 months. By injecting tiny amounts of Botox very precisely into the skin Botox temporarily blocks the actions of the nerves that supply the eccrine glands; this prevents the glands from producing sweat. This treatment is particularly effective in the armpits, hands, hairline, and other treatment areas.


Botox in Steyning

Now knowing the capabilities Botox has, it’s only right to come and visit us here at Downhouse Dental to begin your Botox journey today.