What Does Botox® Do?

Botox® isn’t just a one-trick pony. As a muscle relaxant it has a range of cosmetic and therapeutic uses that can help solve a number of problems or issues. By blocking the release of a chemical called acetylcholine, muscles can be relaxed for an extended period of time for a treatment that can last up to between 3-6 months.

As a cosmetic substance its main use is a skin treatment to smooth deep and persistent facial lines such as forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet. This gives the appearance of a smoother, more youthful complexion by evening out the skin.

As a therapeutic substance its reach extends further. Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) can be controlled with Botox® injections as it blocks the chemicals that turn on sweat glands.

Botox® has also been proven to reduce a number of chronic pains. Sufferers of back, joint and foot pain as well as those who suffer from frequent migraines have all found respite through regular Botox® injections.

For those with an overactive bladder Botox® can also offer a solution to an embarrassing and often socially limiting problem.

This purified protein is also used to treat movement disorders or muscle spasms such as crossed eyes (strabismus), uncontrolled blinking (blepharospasm) and cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis), which is an involuntary muscle contraction in the neck that causes abnormal posture of the neck or head as well as abnormal movement in that area.

At Austin Brewer Facial Aesthetics, Botox® is used to treat the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and also to help clients overcome hyperhidrosis. As an NMC registered nurse and the sole IHAS-registered facial aesthetics practitioner in Dorset, Austin Brewer offers the best care regarding non-invasive cosmetic surgery.

Austin serves clients across Hampshire and Dorset at his Southbourne clinic in Bournemouth. From Poole to Southampton, you can achieve your desired cosmetic or therapeutic outcome with Austin Brewer. For your free Botox® consultation and to find out more about Botox® in Bournemouth call Austin now on 07823 883 888.

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