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As an aesthetics clinic in York, we happily carry out a range of cosmetic and aesthetic treatments on our wonderful clients every day. If you’re looking for anti-ageing treatment, then look no further: botox can have some wonderful benefits and results (and it can also be used as a medical treatment, too). We’ll explain more about it in today’s blog post.

What is botox and what is it for?

Botox is a kind of chemical that temporarily weakens the signals between the nerves and the muscles. While it’s often used to soften the appearance of wrinkles (since expressions can make wrinkles appear more severe), it’s also medical treatment for a range of conditions.

What medical conditions does botox treat?

The injections can be used for a range of purposes, such as:

  • Hyperhidrosis: this excessive sweating condition is the result of the sweat glands overproducing. Treatment helps to block signals to the glands to prevent sweating.
  • Bruxism: This is the medical name for teeth grinding. Though there can sometimes be other treatments involved (for example, cognitive behavioural therapy), botox injections can lessen the impact of the condition, as the muscles aren’t able to ‘grind’ as strongly as before.
  • Migraine: injecting botox into the forehead has been found to lessen the severity and regularity of migraines and headaches. It works similarly.
  • Overactive bladder: some neurological conditions result in urgent incontinence, which botox can combat the effects of. This is the only medical condition we don’t treat here at our York clinic.

What cosmetic concerns does botox treat?

It’s essentially an anti-wrinkle treatment, so targets fine lines and wrinkles typically in the upper face (between the nose and brows; around the eyes; across the forehead). However, Botox can also be used as a preventative treatment. Because botox targets wrinkles caused by repetitive expressions (such as the frown lines), these areas can be treated in advance of wrinkles developing as a preventative measure.

What about dermal fillers?

These are used for deeper lines and wrinkles on the lower half of the face. However, for an overall rejuvenated look, a combination of botox and filler might be recommended for you.

What’s my next step?

Our experts here in York are looking forward to meeting you and advising you on the right treatments for your skin. Get in touch with us today and we’ll arrange a consultation at our York skin clinic.

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