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Botox – Summer ready with Dr Anita Dhunna

Ah the joys of summer! – the lovely warm weather, the far off vacations, cocktails by the pool and glamorous evenings out with our favourite new summer outfit. But what about our skin? Planning for summer can mean some consideration and good timing, especially when it comes to cosmetic enhancements. Some treatments take a couple of weeks to yield full results and this is true of one of the most popular non-surgical treatment, Botox®. From her clinics in South Woodford, Bishops Stortford and Hatfield , Dr Anita Dhunna offers Botox® injections to patients who are looking to smooth out dynamic lines and wrinkles and have a smoother facial appearance not just for summer, but all year round.

What is Botox®?

Botox® is actually the brand name for a substance called Botulinum Toxin type A. This substance is an extremely potent and powerful neurotoxin and should only be prescribed and administered by a medical professional. On application (small injections to the upper face) Botox® can temporarily smooth expression lines and dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, Glabellar lines (the vertical lines between your eyebrows – sometimes referred to as ‘elevens’) and even bunny lines which form down the sides of the nose. Results from Botox® can last around 4 months, so it’s an extremely convenient treatment to have right now, if you want smoother skin during summertime.

Am I suitable for Botox® injections with Dr Anita Dhunna?

Before a Botox® treatment can be agreed, Dr Anita Dhunna will ask you to attend one of her clinics in South Woodford, Hatfield or Bishops Stortford, for a no obligation consultation and skin analysis. She will also check your medical history, ensuring that there are no contraindications to having a Botox® treatment administered. Once both you and the doctor are happy to go ahead, in the knowledge that Botox® will be effective for your skin concerns and safe for you to undergo, you can book in for your treatment.

When will I see the results from my Botox® treatment?

The results can start to be seen at around 48 hours, but most patients state they see the full effects at 2 or 3 weeks. Once this time has elapsed, you may wish to return to the clinic for a post-treatment assessment. It is at this stage that Dr Anita Dhunna can offer you any additional product as a ‘top up’.

Will Botox® make me look permanently surprised?

Botox® must be administered by a fully-qualified medical professional with the essential training required, to offer an effective and natural-looking Botox® treatment. There are many non-medical practitioners around who are now offering treatments such as Botox® and dermal fillers and as they have not had the years of experience, medical training and foundation education to administer an injectable treatment properly, many patients who visit these practitioners can find that they have a surprised look or ‘Dr Spock’ eyebrows. As Dr Anita Dhunna is a medically-trained professional with many years’ experience in the administration of Botox® injections, she can achieve an extremely natural-look, to give you a smoother, fresher skin appearance without the surprised, ‘alien’ look.

Will the sun shorten the longevity of my Botox® results?

The good news is that UV rays will not have any long-term negative effects on the longevity of your Botox® results, as the mechanism that the substance uses to block nerve impulses and relax facial muscles is not affected by sun exposure. However, not taking care of the skin in the sun can have other effects, such as premature ageing, pigmentation and the risk of skin cancer, so Dr Anita Dhunna will advise on how you can take care of your skin in the sun and which sun creams are the best in the business! It’s important to care for your skin when the sun starts to shine, so that you have the best outcome for your appearance and your general health. In the years to come, your complexion will thank you for it!

Botox® is a quick to administer treatment with low discomfort and effective results. Including a Botox® treatment alongside planning our summer holiday and vacation wardrobe can ensure you look and feel your best this summer, without any invasive surgery or lengthy downtime.