All you need to know about Botox

As we get older, it’s natural for wrinkles, brow furrows, forehead lines or a sagging neck to appear. This can often be due to declining collagen levels in our skin. This can happen because of too much sun exposure, gravity, facial movements or even could even be due to a genetic predisposition.

At Hertford Dental Care, Botox in Hertford can be used to treat facial lines caused by the action of facial muscles on the skin, using painless injections. These Botox injection will reversibly relax your facial muscles to smooth those unwanted wrinkles and can even stop deeper lines forming.

botox-in-hertfordWhat can Botox do for me?

Botox in Hertford will diminish the deep creases between your eyebrows and forehead lines. It can also reverse a puckered or pointy looking chin by relaxing the muscle that causes the puckering. Botox in Hertford will create a smooth, dimple-free lower face.

It can also help patients with teeth grinding, by relaxing the jaw muscles and reducing tension on the jaw joint.

How long will it take to work?

It normally takes between 4 to 7 days for Botox injections to work. At our practice, we believe in helping our patients look great in a natural and subtle way. Botox in Hertford is not permanent, which means your top up treatments can be adjusted to meet the changing needs of your face over time. We recommend that the procedure is repeated every 3 to 6 months to maintain a fresh faced appearance.

Does it hurt?

Our patients have described the procedure as almost completely pain-free. Bruising is another issue that can scare some people away from Botox. While we cannot guarantee that you will not get a small bruise, it is unlikely to occur with correctly injected Botox at Hertford Dental Care. It is important to keep in mind that anytime a needle is used, there is a chance of receiving a bruise. It’s not the Botox causing the bruise, but rather the needle hitting a blood vessel. Our dentists are aware of the most common ‘easy to bruise areas’ and work very hard to avoid them.