Using Botox for a natural, younger look

Botox is an effective way to reduce the premature signs of ageing, without needing to undergo surgery. At Hertford Dental Care we offer a range of professional facial aesthetics treatments, which have no down time and enable you to get on with your daily routine immediately after treatment.

botox-hertfordTreatments such as Botox should only be delivered by a medically qualified professional – a dentist, a doctor, or a nurse – who has undergone additional accredited training in facial aesthetics treatments. A dentist is an excellent candidate to provide your treatment, because they have a very good knowledge of facial structure and anatomy, including knowing where all the nerves are.

Hertford Dental Care offers both Botox and dermal fillers to treat the common signs of a life well lived, including lines, wrinkles, and folds. We welcome new patients for consultations at our Hertford clinic to find out more about Botox and dermal fillers.

How Botox works

Botox is made from a purified version of the botulinum type A toxin and is delivered in gel form via a painless injection. It works by temporarily relaxing the tiny facial muscles, smoothing out the skin above.

Typical areas for treatment include crow’s feet, smokers’ lines, forehead lines, and pockets beneath the eyes. Whilst the results of Botox are not permanent, they can last up to six months – depending on the area treated – before repeat treatment is required.

At Hertford Dental Care it takes approximately five to ten minutes to treat one area. This means that you can pop in for quick treatment then get on with the rest of your day. Unlike dermal fillers, which show their effects immediately, it takes between four and seven days for the full effects of Botox treatment to be seen.

This is a great improvement on treatment times with plastic surgery, which was for a long time the only way to combat the premature signs of ageing. Surgery required significant down time for healing to take place, and carried some risks – as does any type of surgery – albeit very small ones when delivered by a professional cosmetic surgeon.

The short treatment times with Botox mean it is an excellent way to prepare for a special occasion.