What is Botox?

Botox is fermented by the bacteria (clostridium botulinum) that cause botulism.

In its native, unrefined form, if swallowed, the toxin can cause Botulism, which is fatal. You cannot get Botulism from Botox injections because the dose is too low and you would need to swallow it.

BotoxTM is a brand name for Botulinum Toxin A.

Our preference here at Indigo Dental is AzzalureTM  due to its longevity, safety and effectivity. Azzalure is a licensed, prescription only medicine.

There is a growing market for unlicensed brands from China, Korea and Russia (not legally available in The UK) and of course, a multitude of online suppliers of copies and fakes, being bought by members of the public to inject themselves, family and friends!!! Or worse, by unqualified, unscrupulous individuals treating the paying public with them! If a cheap treatment is being offered, you may not be getting a bargain!

Be Reassured

Botulinum toxin (Botox) is the most widely researched medicine in the world, EVER. There are approximately 2,100 publications on Botox in scientific and medical journals (and counting…)

There are 21 different medical uses for Botox discovered so far! It is used to treat cross eyes, muscle spasm, incontinence, excessive sweating, foot deformity in cerebral palsy, facial palsy and migraine to name a few.

 

Common Misunderstandings

‘Botox is a poison’– All medicines can be classed as poisons, in the wrong dose, taken the wrong way or in the wrong formulation. Botox in this context is a medicine.

‘Botox freezes your face’– Botox relaxes muscles that cause unwanted expression lines (e.g. worry lines) Botox can achieve subtle results without freezing expression.

‘It makes you look surprised’– Botox can give an arch to the eyebrows, but a skilled practitioner should be able to maintain your natural resting expression.

‘Botox gives you a trout pout’– Many people confuse Botox with dermal fillers.  Botox is not used to make the lips fuller.

 

Be Safe

Botox is a very safe drug but must be treated with respect.

It is a prescription only medicine and as such you must be seen by a doctor, dentist or nurse prescriber.

It is not illegal for anyone to administer medicines, even by injection, but it is illegal to do so without a prescription and in order to prescribe for you, the prescribing nurse, doctor or dentist MUST see you and assess you face to face. If not they are in breach of their professional standards.

Why choose Indigo Dental for your treatment?

Our experienced lead dentist Dr Sanaa Kader has many years of experience in facial aesthetics and Botox treatments. As a dentist, she is registered with the General Dental Council, and the practice is regulated with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are offering free consultations for aesthetics treatment.

If you would like to find out how this treatment may benefit you, call us on 0113 263 2960, or send an e-mail to [email protected], or send a Whatsapp on 07712500434