What is Botox?
Botox is a protein derived from Clostridium Botulinum which, in its purest form, can be lethal to humans. However, the diluted form of clostridium botulinum, Botox, is so diluted that it is harmless. Botox has many uses in the medical field because of its ability to inhibit neural impulses. This effect is useful for treating muscular disorders such as spasms and uncontrollable muscular movement. Blepharospasm or uncontrollable blinking, can be treated by Botox as the Botox, when injected correctly, inhibits the neural transmission from the nerves that control the eyelid muscles. The result is that the eyelids do not blink uncontrollably. Botox is also used in cosmetic beautification for the treatment of facial wrinkles or frown lines. Botox cost is calculated per treatment area and the total cost of Botox treatment will depend upon how many treatment areas require Botox and the Botox clinic used for the treatment.
Botox and Facial Aesthetics
Botox has become a very popular way of fighting the effects of aging by treating the facial wrinkles that are associated with the aging process. Facial wrinkles are mostly created and agitated by particular facial expressions, particularly smiling, frowning and the raised eyebrow condition. The wrinkles are caused by the contraction of certain muscle groups that pull the skin together during the facial expression. Constant wrinkling by these facial expressions can cause permanent wrinkles to remain even after the expression has gone and this tends to occur more with age as the skin loses its elasticity. Botox, when injected into the muscle group that causes the wrinkles, will prevent those muscles from contracting which reduces the appearance of the wrinkles.
Botox injection cost in the UK can start from as little as £190 per treatment area and £250 for two treatment areas. Discounts are given for the treatment of multiple areas other loyalty bonuses are usually offered by the most reputable Botox clinics in the UK. Cost alone should not be the main factor when choosing a Botox clinic. Reputation and quality of treatment should be the main contributing factors in the decision on which Botox clinic is chosen before price enters the equation.
Botox Side Effects
Botox side effects are few and harmless and those side effects that can occur are usually temporary in nature and tend to include minor swelling or bruising. Irritation in the treatment area can also occur but this is also temporary and usually only mild in appearance. Feelings of nausea are possible, flu-like symptoms, drooping eyelids and muscle weakness can also occur for a short time after Botox treatment.