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Everything you need to know about Botox

Other Uses For The Treatment

16When looking into cosmetic surgery there is lots to consider, luckily The Berkeley clinic is one of the leading Botox clinics in Glasgow, our award winning, lead clinician Mr. Devine has both lectured and trained internationally assuring that you’re in completely safe hands. So what can you expect when getting Botox?

Botox stands for Botulinum toxins and when injected into the body block chemical signals from the nerves, namely the signals that cause the muscles to contract. The use of Botox is mostly used to temporarily relax the facial muscles and can help treat frown lines, brow furrows and crow’s feet.

What Should I Expect?

Botox is administered using a needle, but the majority of people only suffer mild discomfort and need no numbing, though this is an option if you choose. For this you can use topical anaesthesia, ice or vibration anaesthesia which uses massage to help decrease discomfort.

During the procedure, the clinician will use a thin needle to inject the Botox into your skin or muscles, there are varying factors that affect the amount of injections used, the size of the area being treated being the most obvious alongside the severity of the area being treated.

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One of the greatest benefits of Botox is that it is non-invasive and our patients can go back to their normal lives almost instantly, though it’s important to note that the area should not be rubbed or massaged, as this can cause the toxins to migrate to other areas of the body.

Botox injections generally begin to work after a few days of administration, though this can depend of the size and severity of the area being covered.

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Other uses for Botox

In recent years, the uses of Botox have increased and it’s now commonly used to treat a variety of conditions.

  • Cervical Dystonia – This condition is extremely painful as the muscles in the sufferer’s neck contract involuntarily causing your head to be twisted into an unnatural position.
  • Lazy eyes and twitches can be treated with Botox as the cause of the laziness is a weakening of the muscles that keep the eye in position.
  • Neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy can cause your muscles to contract; Botox injections have been used in order to help these muscles relax.
  • Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excess sweating, though Botox is now commonly used to treat this inconvenient ailment.
  • Chronic migraines are now being treated with Botox injections to help reduce their severity and frequency.
  • Botox can be used to help balance an overactive bladder and has been successful in reducing urinary incontinence.

Here at the Berkeley Clinic we are committed to offering the highest quality of treatments, each expert practitioner we employ assures that you will be in safe hands and provides you with a relaxing environment. When considering cosmetic surgery clinics in Glasgow, why not book a consultation with the experts at Berkeley Clinic? Contact us today for more information.

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