Facial lines and wrinkles can sometimes create a tired, angry, or aged appearance that doesn't accurately reflect our true selves. Fortunately, Botox provides a dependable solution for addressing these issues. Composed of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, Botox has undergone thorough testing and has been approved by the US FDA.
In addition, Botox offers various benefits beyond its cosmetic uses. For example, it has proven effective in treating hyperhidrosis, a condition marked by excessive sweating. Botox has also demonstrated promising results in alleviating migraines and can be safely administered to children with cerebral palsy. Finally, it is essential to mention that Botox is particularly well-known for its ability to reduce wrinkles.
Botox blocks the chemical responsible for muscle contractions, causing short-term muscle paralysis. This temporary effect helps reduce wrinkles like frown lines, forehead lines, and crow's feet. First utilised in 1978 to treat overactive eye muscles, Botox has since become a popular choice for minimising wrinkles caused by muscle movement.
Botox helps to ease the active muscles that cause wrinkles. A natural protein is injected into the targeted area, connecting to the muscle sections that typically receive nerve signals. This relaxes the muscle, diminishing the skin folds or wrinkles created by continuous muscle contractions.
Botox is not suitable for:
Individuals with allergies to any ingredients or with neuromuscular disorders
Pregnant or nursing mothers
Individuals under 18 years old
In addition to this, during your consultation, we will evaluate your medical history and skin to determine if the treatment is right for you.
To ensure proper care after Botox, follow these guidelines:
For at least 24 hours, avoid touching, massaging, or rubbing the treated area to prevent Botox from spreading to unintended muscles.
Help incorporate the Botox into your muscles by actively smiling and frowning, engaging your facial muscles.
Stay away from any intense physical activities.
Hold off on facial treatments: Wait a few days before getting facials or chemical peels.
Results can be seen in 2-10 days and may last up to six months. However with consistent treatments, you can decrease the dosage and number of treatments required.
No, we utilise small needles to ensure a pain-free experience, minimising bruising and redness following the procedure. Additionally, numbing cream can be applied to alleviate any potential discomfort further.
Botox treatments are generally safe, with rare and usually temporary side effects, especially when administered by an experienced doctor. Furthermore, patients can resume their normal activities immediately following the treatment.
No, once the effects wear off, your wrinkles will return to their pre-treatment state.
An expressionless face may occur only if an excessive toxin is administered. Proper doses will gently soften expression lines, making a more youthful appearance.