Botox – also known as botulinum toxin, anti-wrinkle injections – has been used cosmetically for over 15 years and in the NHS for over 30 years. With its strong history in the medical world, alongside the vast amount of safety data, it has become one of the most popular aesthetic procedures in the world.
This injection is usually used to treat dynamic lines, such as crows’ feet, forehead lines, frown lines, a gummy smile, jaw clenching and much more. It also has the surprising effect of improving your mood, but not only in the ‘look good, feel better’ terms. Read on to find out more.
Relaxing the muscles in the face and neck
When we feel angry, anxious or sad the muscles in our face tense up causing stern or stressful facial expressions and in turn making you feel the emotion more deeply.
Once you have received a botox treatment, the toxin is injected into the underlying muscles in your face, to soften the areas and to treat wrinkles and lines, but this also stops your muscles contouring into the sharp facial expressions, allowing you to relax and naturally put yourself into a good mood.
According to Glamour Magazine, those who have received this wrinkle treatment have felt more in control of their emotions and have received a receptive audience as they feel more in control in emotional situations.
The same muscles you use to smile
Botox injections lift your face, which will naturally cause you to smile more, it is scientifically proven that smiling makes you feel happier, according to Science Daily it is said that “Smiling makes people feel happier, scowling makes them feel angrier, and frowning makes them feel sadder”.
A study of individuals showed that once injected with botox on the glabellar frown lines, the lines that appear when you frown or scowl – that 9 out of 10 people felt happier with a notable improvement in their daily mood.
Improved self-confidence from anti-ageing
Aside from the improvements in your smile, botox can massively boost your self-confidence. Botox promotes the production of collagen and elastin, making you look younger, softer, and produce a confident glow. We all know that if you look good, you feel better.
Botox injections can be tailored to suit each individual, allowing you to create a frozen look or a more natural, softer appearance. Hampton Clinic is set in the leafy grounds of Hampton Manor and offers a relaxing and rejuvenating visit.
Located in Hampton-in-Arden, easily accessible from Solihull, Shirley, Burton Green, Coventry, Nuneaton and Redditch, with visitors travelling from all over the country.
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