What is Botox treatment?
BOTOX is a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a rejuvenated appearance. The active ingredient in BOTOX treatment is derived from bacteria in much the same way penicillin is derived from mould. It is manufactured in sterile laboratory conditions.
Botox is a prescription medicine and treatment and is only available from a qualified medical professional.
How does Botox treatment work?
BOTOX can be used to relax specific facial muscles that caused dynamic wrinkles (the wrinkles that are formed during facial expressions). Once the muscles are relaxed, you cannot contract those preventing undesirable facial expressions. Thus, the lines gradually smoothen and new lines are prevented from forming.
What does Botox treatment involve?
Botox treatment is a non-surgical procedure whereby a small amount of Botulinum toxin is administered by diluting the powder in saline and injecting it directly into neuromuscular tissue. Botox treatment takes around 10 minutes. Discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and anesthesia is usually not required. Normal activities can be resumed soon after.
The dose recommended for the treatment will vary depending on the individual situation and the severity of the lines. The doctor will know what the best dose is, and which muscles to inject to give you the best results.
How long does BOTOX treatment last?
The effect can last up to 4-6 months before lines slowly begin to return. If you have repeat BOTOX treatments, the effect tends to last longer.
Does BOTOX treatment cause more wrinkles to form?
Botox will relax the facial muscles that cause expression lines. It does not cause more wrinkles to form. If you choose not to have further BOTOX treatments your muscles will eventually return to normal activity and your wrinkles will gradually revert to their pre-treatment levels.
How quickly can I see a difference?
Within 3 days you may notice a softening in the appearance of your frown lines between your brows and it takes up to 7 days to see the full results.
Can Botox Treatment be combined with other products and procedures?
Many people use a combination of cosmetic products and procedures with Botox. Your doctor will advise you as to whether or not you will receive better results with your Botox treatment if combined with other products and/or procedures.
Who are the candidates for Botox?
Botox can treat the following aging signs:
- Frown lines
- Brow elevation
- Brow lowering
- Crow’s feet
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Bunny lines along the side of the nose and nasal flaring
- Masseter hypertrophy
- Neck bands
What is the post-procedure care?
- No rigorous exercise for next 5 days.
- Do not lie down in a supine position for next 4 hours after doing the procedure.