Dr. Paras Alizadeh from new online platform UNNDOO.com gives us the low down on Botox, and how to safely achieve that festive glow, from the comfort of your own home.
What is Botox?
Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, which has both medical and cosmetic uses. The word Botox refers to a brand, rather than the product, however, you may have heard this treatment referred to as ‘anti-wrinkle injections, wrinkle- softening injections, wrinkle-relaxing injections’.
Cosmetically, with specific doses, Botulinum Toxin can be used to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, medically it can be used to treat migraines, hypersalivation, jaw clenching and help to reduce excessive sweating (a condition known as hyperhidrosis).
The FDA (Food And Drug Administration) approved five types of Botulinum Toxin in the USA, and the UK approves three. The most common areas that you can treat cosmetically with Botulinum Toxin are; frown, forehead, crow’s feet (the lines around the corners of your eyes), gummy smile, perioral lines (fine lines around the lips), jawline, neck, and areas of hyperhidrosis.
When to have my treatment and how long does it last?
If you have a special occasion planned, the recommendation is to have your treatment approximately three weeks prior to the event to get the maximum out of your glow!
On average, Botulinum Toxin can last up to 3-4 months, however, this can vary from person to person. Factors that influence this can be done to your medical background, how much you exercise, and other external factors such as how long you spend in the sun or if you smoke.
Botox: First Timer?
As a first-timer, consultation is key! It’s important to have an in-depth discussion with your medical practitioner about your concerns and the areas that you would like to address. Sometimes your concerns may require other modalities of bespoke aesthetics treatments too.
Reservations of having ‘anti-wrinkle injections’ with first-timers usually stem from the fear of looking ‘fake’ or ‘frozen’. Typically, this can be due to higher doses of Botulinum Toxin administration to achieve a more ‘frozen’ appearance. ‘Baby Botox’ is the term given to a lower dose administration of Botulinum Toxin, which allows more movement of the eyebrows and frown while reducing the fine lines and wrinkles.
When is a good time to start?
There is no right or wrong time to start aesthetics treatments like Botulinum Toxin, however, looking after your skin is a lifelong commitment.
Skincare can be an extremely daunting and overwhelming area to shop in, however, depending on your concerns for your skin; this can isolate key products to add to the basket! Regardless of your skin type, the final step of your morning skincare routine should always be SPF!
If you’re above 18 years old and considering injectable treatments such as Botulinum Toxin, typically a good time to start is when you may notice lines present at rest.
As with all prescribed drugs, Botulinum toxin does come with its own risks if not used correctly, and therefore it is imperative you seek the advice and treatment from medical professionals practicing in facial aesthetics.
Where can I find an experienced and quality Botox practitioner?
There’s no doubt about it, it can be really confusing. Just have a look on your local high street, there might be a few aesthetic shops but how do you know if they are medically qualified or experienced? The simple truth is you don’t and just because it’s a bricks and mortar shop it doesn’t mean they have those qualifications.
UNNDOO.com have made it easier for you, we only have doctors and dentist on our platform which means that everyone on there is medically qualified. They have also been through several rounds of vetting from showcasing 50 case studies they have done, proof of all qualifications and practical tests.
The best part is that they come to your house, so there’s no need to travel. Simply enter your post-code and find a local practitioner at a date and time that suits you. UNNDOO.com even provide a free tweak and review appointment to ensure you’re fully satisfied with your treatment which means if you need a little extra then we’ll do that or if you have any questions then we can discuss them.
To put it simply its safety, convenience, and quality in one for all your Botox needs.
UNNDOO.com is offering My Baba readers 50% off consultation-only appointments with the promo code mybaba. If you then decide to book a treatment then your consultation-only appointment will be refunded back to you.
Article by Dr. Paras Alizadeh, Instagram: @Dr.Paras_