Signs of aging can be reversed through injectable treatments.
Botulinum toxin is available for commercial use in brand names such as Botox, Dysport and Neuronox. They work by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. when injected into the muscles, Botox blocks the nerve impulses that causes that muscle to contract. The muscle cannot move, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften, giving you an overall smoother appearance. This treatment is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines.
What does the treatment involve?
CONSULTATION: At the start of any Botox treatment a thorough consultation will take place, where our specialized dermatologist who will examine your face and discuss with you your specific skin needs and concerns.
PROCESS: The Doctor will mark your face with the areas you’d like to reduce the wrinkles in. During the treatment, tiny amounts of botox are injected into the skin by an ultra-fine needle that minimizes discomfort.
TIME: The procedure takes about 10 minutes.
FINISHING: After the procedure you might notice redness for the first few hours after the treatment, this is normal.
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS NEEDED: Results can last from 4 to 6 months. With repeated treatments, the results may last longer.
Frequently Asked Questions:
DOES IT HURT?
While everyone experiences different levels of pain, you may feel some discomfort and slight stinging sensation.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Minor swelling and redness, which may appear will subside quickly.
AFTERCARE OF BOTOX ?
1. Do not touch or rub the treated area for 12 hours after injection, this may cause the Botox to move around to different areas.
2. No laying down or bending for three to four hours.
3. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
4. Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Most patients begin to notice an effect five days after their injections, with full results becoming visible after 8 days.
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX LAST?
The effects from Botox will last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are shrinking.
WHO IS NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BOTOX?
Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a neurological disease should not use Botox.