Botox – Growing In Popularity

Botox (and dermal fillers) make up 90% of the non-surgical facial aesthetics market in the UK and this figure shows no signs of decreasing. With many people looking for a less invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery, Botox’s popularity has continued to soar as the treatment offers predictable results and a safe procedure.

 A desire for more ‘natural looking’ results

There has been a significant shift away from the desire to overuse facial aesthetics treatments and towards treatment that yields a more natural and authentic result. Cosmetic surgery has seen a huge decrease (40% in 2016 to be exact) with patients favouring the lack of a recovery period associated with non-surgical treatments like Botox, which has been dubbed the ‘lunchtime facelift’ for this reason. The treatment is also less time consuming than cosmetic surgery, which requires several appointments before treatment and a much longer procedure time where general anaesthetic is often required. By contrast, Botox can be administered in as little as 10-20 minutes and to specific areas of the face. One of the biggest drawbacks with cosmetic methods is the unpredictability of treatment, which leaves permanent results that are sometimes unfavourable, affecting areas of the face that were not intended to be treated. Botox treatment is temporary and here at Cliftonville, we believe in a tailored approach to treatment; we will administer the optimum amount of the neurotoxin for the patient in question in order to achieve the results that the patients desire. Your expectations of treatment will be discussed beforehand and you will be able to ask any questions before treatment commences and express any concerns you might have. Our team have a wealth of experience in non-surgical facial aesthetics – you can read more about the Cliftonville team here.

Botox – a medical treatment

It’s essential to remember that Botox treatment is a medical procedure that should only ever be carried out by someone with medical training, such as a dentist or a doctor. To administer the injections used in Botox treatment safely, the individual carrying this our requires sound anatomical knowledge, however there are many people offering this treatment without the proper medical credentials to make it safe. Make sure you always seek this treatment from a qualified medical professional.


If you would like more information about facial aesthetics treatment at Cliftonville, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team who can arrange your free consultation.



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