Everyone smiles, laughs and frowns their way through life, and over time these expressions can form permanent lines in the face, eventually creating wrinkles – but not everyone needs to wrinkle as the years go by!
Plenty of procedures offer the ability to get rid of wrinkles, but for those who don’t want to go straight to surgery, there are a number of cosmetic procedures that can soften wrinkles or prevent them from appearing in the first place, all available at Liverpool Osteopaths.
The most successful of these treatments – and therefore the best-known and most popular – is injections of Botulinium Type A, which you probably know as Botox, to smooth out wrinkles and help keep your face looking young and radiant. Usually administered by injection, Botox is commonly used to treat frown lines, laughter lines, crow’s feet and creasing on the forehead.
The principle behind Botox treatment is simple: a specially-bred strain of the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria produces Botulinum Toxin A in safe laboratory conditions, and the toxin is then purified and prepared for injection. A trained professional will then administer it to the agreed treatment areas on your face – the areas suffering from wrinkling, or at risk or premature ageing – and the Botox will block the local nerve signals to those muscles, preventing them from wrinkling the skin and causing unwanted lines.
Botox medication is administered with an extremely fine needle, and within a few moments you’ll feel the affected muscles relaxing, and the skin appearing to smooth out. Quick, easy and pain-free, the treatment only takes about fifteen minutes, and the full results will become apparent within four days to a week. As part of your Liverpool Osteopaths Botox Treatment, you will also get a two- to three-week review, when adjustments can be made to suit you.
Botox is not a permanent treatment, so if you want to keep up the effects, we recommend a repeat of the treatment every three months. Botulinum Toxin Type A is a prescription-only medicine and can only be received by those who have undergone a stringent health check and consultation by our Nurse Practitioner.