Many people choose the south coast as a place to settle because of the amount of uninterrupted sun it receives. You may be looking for Botox® in Brighton or dermal fillers in Hove to correct wrinkles, but have you ever considered where it can all start? Sun damaged skin isn’t always treatable with injectables. So let’s take a deeper look into SPF.
SPF, or Sun protection factor.
The SPF rating of a sun screen essentially tells you how long you can stay in the sun without getting burned while wearing sunscreen, compared to when you don’t wear sunscreen. To stay on the safe side it’s always recommended to reapply sunscreen every two hours, especially so after swimming or sweating. SPF only measures protection against ultraviolet B rays (UVB). They are primarily the cause of sunburn. UVB rays tend to damage the skins outer layers (epidermis).UVA rays age the skin and can contribute to skin cancer formation. They tend to reach the deeper layers of the skin. It’s therefore essential that you choose a sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB protection. Look for the words “broad spectrum” on the bottle.
Botox ®: the Anti-Wrinkle Solution.
As a result, how we look is becoming increasingly important. Of course, there are many tools that we can use to “improve” appearance and we’re spoilt for choice. And that’s where we discuss Botox® in Brighton. Anti-Wrinkle treatments, commonly known as Botox ® is the real-life version of Facetune or Photoshop. Thanks to social media the anti-wrinkle treatments have surged in popularity to the point where it’s something you can get at lunchtime and have enough time to buy your food, eat it and casually walk back to work. So, what is Botox ®? OK, before we get into it, let’s fix a tiny confusing error. The true name for the protein used in any type of anti-wrinkle treatment is Botulinum Toxin. The name Botox, is the shorthand version. There is a brand called Botox ® too but this only one of a few Botox brands and that’s the confusing part out of the way. Botox ® is a neurotoxic protein. It’s easy to be alarmed at the word toxic but don’t be, it was used to treat muscle spasms, excessive sweating and migraines. And then one day in 1989 an American surgeon used it to fix forehead asymmetry and the rest is, as they say history.
But it has the word Toxin and Toxic in its name, surely that can’t be good?
Anything including medication in extremely high doses is bad, but the amount of Botox ® used in anti-wrinkle treatments is very small and is only used to treat the targeted muscle. All the Botox ® is doing is blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscle which in turn relaxes the muscle.
Does it hurt? It looks painful
Generally, no it doesn’t hurt but it really depends on the person and their pain threshold. We're incredibly gentle and use a very small needle minimising the pain.
So, can I only do Botox ® in Brighton on my face for wrinkles?
No, of course not! Botox ® in Brighton is unbelievably versatile and has amazing benefits. Botox® in Brighton can be used on the neck and it’s known as a Nefertiti Lift, on the armpits for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), on the jaw (masseter) to slim the face and it can even help with migraines. So, Botox ® can do a fair bit, it’s great at making you look good and can make you feel better too!
Are there tell-tale signs that I’ve had Botox ®?
After you’ve had the procedure, you’ll most likely get some redness or tiny blebs (localized swelling). After a few minutes they’re gone and once the effects of Botox ® come in, we are sure you’ll love it!
How long before an important event should I get Botox ®?
Ideally it takes a few days to see results. However, it can take up to two weeks, so the best thing to do is book your appointment two weeks before that important event and we’ll do our best to make you look your best. We also need to make sure you’re completely satisfied with your results, and offer a complimentary review.
Do men get Botox® in Brighton?
Everyone ages, even men, and in this social media age men want to look their best too. At our Brighton and Hove clinic at our Botox ® practitioner has helped many men to look incredibly youthful to improve their personal and professional lives.
Azure Aesthetics is a facial aesthetics clinic based in Brighton and Hove, providing Botox®, Dermal Fillers and Lip Augmentation by medical professionals. If you would like more information on the treatments we offer please do get in touch, or you can book a consultation.