Wrinkle reduction treatment using Botulinum toxin A (commonly known as Botox®). These reduce the appearance of wrinkles and leave you with a smoother appearance.
Botox injections are commonly used for the treatment of forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, gummy smile, jaw line reduction and neck lines.
The procedure involves injection of small amounts of Botox either into the muscle or under the skin. It can take up to 2 weeks for full effects of medicine to appear and effects can last between 3-4 months.
What is Botox and who can it help?
Most people know botulinum toxin as Botox. But Botox is not actually a generic name, it’s trademarked by Allergan.
Botulinum toxin is a very useful treatment for people who have dynamic lines. Dynamic lines are those lines which appear only when we make facial expressions. In contrast to dynamic lines or wrinkles are what we call static wrinkles. Static wrinkles or static lines are facial lines which are present regardless of whether or not we are using our muscles of facial expression.
The ideal candidate for Botox injections:
Botox works best on people who have dynamic wrinkles. So, people from their mid-twenties onwards are ideal candidates for having a Botox treatment, especially if you have a dynamic wrinkle which is deep when you move your muscles during facial expression.
Once people are in their late fifties or early sixties and they have a lot of static lines, botulinum toxin can still work for them, but the effectiveness of reducing the depth of the lines is sometimes lower.
For people in their late fifties or onwards, it not always possible to completely remove deep wrinkles. So, an ideal candidate for Botox treatments would be people in their late twenties, thirties, and forties, but is by no means limited to that age range.
If you have just started to get very deep lines when you use your facial muscles or if you recently started to develop permanent lines, that is lines which are present even when you do not use your facial expression muscles, then you could be a great candidate for Botox injection treatments.
One Week Prior to
Avoid blood thinning over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, and Aleve.
Avoid supplements, including St. John’s Wort, Gingko biloba, primrose oil, garlic, ginseng, and Vitamin E.
2 Days Prior to Injections
Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, or any “anti-aging” products.
Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or using hair removal cream on the area to be treated.
Do start taking Arnica two days prior to the procedure. (This is not required, but it will help to lessen bruising.)
24 Hours Prior to Injections
Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior.
If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores. Please let us know so we can inform the doctor.
Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any ingredients, or suffer from neurological disorders.
The treatment is only slightly uncomfortable but not painful.
Treatment is done very fast and it usually takes max 45 minutes with consultation included.
The results depends on how many times the treatment was done before. Usually results last 4-6 months. After each application results last longer.
Botox injections are relatively safe when performed by an experienced doctor. Possible side effects and complications include:
Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site
Headache or flu-like symptoms
Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows
Crooked smile or drooling
Eye dryness or excessive tearing
For 4 hours after injection
Do not bend forward excessively
For 12 hours after injection
Avoid extreme facial expressions
Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
Avoid wearing make-up
For 2 days after injections
Do not rub or massage the treated area
Pat dry skin after washing
For 2 weeks after injections
Avoid exposure to strong sunlight
Avoid very cold temperatures and saunas
Not to have beauty treatments at face e.g., facials, facial massage.
If you want to book your appointment, please pay a deposit.
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