A reduced ability to retain moisture is another naturally occurring trait our skin displays as we age. As you can imagine reduced moisture retention inherently accelerates the development of lines and wrinkles.
Exposure to the sun and damage caused by harmful UV rays has a significant effect on the condition of your skin generally. Ultraviolet radiation damages naturally occurring collagen in the skin and as this is replaced by the body time and again, lines and wrinkles are formed.
Smoking is not only bad for your health but your skin is at risk too and smokers tend to suffer more than most with the formation of lines and wrinkles. The habit of smoking reduces the production of naturally occurring collagen and therefore its ability to repair skin is diminished significantly.
All Oris Medical treatments follow a detailed pre-treatment consultation. Your consultation starts with a discussion with Dr Jess about your goals and the look you wish to achieve. She will be able to advise you which treatments will be most effective at helping you reach your objectives. If you decide to proceed Dr Jess will make a detailed recording of your medical history and conduct a careful examination of your face.
Our doctors use Botox to effectively treat all the areas describer above. Botox is one of many brand names for muscle relaxing products. Injected in tiny amounts, diluted Botox is commonly used in cosmetic medicine to reduce the strength of muscles in a controlled fashion, in turn reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox treatments also work as a preventative measure. If the skin is unable to crease, wrinkles are not able to develop. Over time the benefits of this treatment become more impressive.
Botox treatments only take a few minutes to perform and are often pain free. Your Oris Medical doctor will provide you with a complete consultation during which time you can discuss your desires and goals. The doctor will clearly explain whether these are achievable and will be able to provide you with an experienced opinion about the results you should expect.
If you wish to continue and receive treatment, the actual procedure only takes a few minutes. Using ultra-fine needles the doctor will make a series of a few small injections to pinpoint the muscles necessary to achieve the desired results. Due to the size of the needle there is no need for anaesthetic and client commonly don’t feel a thing.
Botox works by reducing the contraction of targeted muscles by blocking the nerve impulses. The result is that the muscles demonstrate a reduction in contraction and therefore wrinkles relax and soften. The treatment takes 10-14 days to show full effect and the results can be enjoyed for 4 – 6 months. With repeat treatments, returning clients often see a long term reduction in facial lines and wrinkles as the muscles get used to their relaxed state and longevity of the treatment increases.
Botox injections have been used in medical treatments for over 30 years. It was originally used in the treatment of squints, often in children, and other medical conditions. Since the late 1980′s, Botox has successfully been used for anti-ageing / anti-wrinkle treatments, revolutionising the cosmetic industry. Remarkable results combined with very few risks and no recovery time has made it the world’s most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment. Botox is very safe in the right hands and all results are temporary.
The most common side effect of Botox is temporary bruising but the chance of this is reduced with skilled practitioners. Other side effects of the treatment are rare if administered correctly. It is one of the safest cosmetic procedures available. In rare cases however, the treatment can be dispersed into an adjacent muscle which can cause a temporary weakness resulting in a drooping eyelid. This effect is temporary, lasting a few weeks at most.
Botox is a prescription drug and as such should always be prescribed and administered by a medical prescriber.
A series of precise injections is made into muscles using an extremely thin needle. Very little discomfort is experienced and often client don’t even realise the treatments has been completed. No anaesthetic is required and there is no down time.
Botox also works as a preventative treatment. If the skin is unable to crease, wrinkles are unable able to develop. Over time the benefits of this treatment become more impressive and longer lasting.
With treatments of the forehead there is about a 1% chance of developing a drooping eyelid or eyebrow but the effects of the treatment are never permanent and any unwanted effects usually last a few days to a few weeks only. Because of it’s low risk, Botox is the most popular aesthetic treatment in the world.
Note: Ensure you find a good, well qualified practitioner to keep your risks as low as possible.
It is important not to massage or rub the areas after treatment so we advise you not to have a facial or do vigorous exercise the same day. We also recommend that you remain upright for 3-4 hours after your treatment.
Botox can be used in other areas such as the chin, to reduced ‘orange peel skin’, ‘gummy smiles and the armpits to reduce sweeting, to name but a few. Ask your Oris doctor about other treatments.
The ideal time to start Botox is when you start to develop dynamic lines (these are lines that are visible when you make an expression such as frowning) but before you have developed static lines (lines that are visible when your face is relaxed).
In clinical trials by Allergan (the manufacturer of Botox), nearly 90% of clients surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better one month after treatment.
Our clients commonly see an effective treatment last for 3-5 months, at which time the treatment begins to slowly wear off.
You will still be able to show normal facial expressions as you did before treatment.
There is a 1% possibility, however, of the Botox being dispersed into an adjacent muscle which may cause a temporary weakness such as drooping of an eyelid. If experienced, these treatments would be temporary and only last a few weeks at most.
There are currently no regulatory bodies governing Botox clinics, but you will see bodies such as IHAS who claim to be regulators. This is not strictly true as they simply charge practitioners an annual fee to appear on a register, creating the illusion of superior qualification or skill level. They do not regulate the medical background, training or skill level of those practitioners. BE WARNED!
Due to the lack of regulation, skill levels and qualifications of practitioners vary tremendously, therefore so do prices.
WORD OF WARNING – Never be tempted to choose your Botox clinic due to their low prices or the special deals they offer. These practitioners will often under-skilled and usually use inferior quality or more diluted botulinum toxin.