Botox® is the brand name for Botulinum Toxin Type A, it is derived from the bacterium Colostridium Botulinum, it is a purified protein that can temporarily improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines and wrinkles in people 18-65 years of age.
How does Botox® work?
Botox® is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, non-surgical treatment, it is injected directly into the muscles. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected areas. This reduces muscle activity that causes persistent lines to form.
Are the treatments painful?
Botox® is injected using a very fine needle and is generally not painful, slight discomfort may be felt.
When will I notice the effects of the treatment?
The effects generally visual after day 5, the greatest effect will be visual around 2 weeks.
What can I expect after the treatment?
After the treatment there may be some redness or slight swelling at the injection site, this normally settles the after a hour or two. Very occasionally patients can suffer slight bruising, however any redness can be covered with makeup. You can resume your normal daily activities immediatly after the treatmen however It is advisable to not have a facial or similar treatment that may disturb the products for 2 days and refrain from exposing the treated areas to strong sunlight for 2-3 days.
How long will the treatments last?
On average around 3 months, with repeated treatments, the muscles become weaker, therefore longer lasting results are generally obtained.
What to expect at the consultation?
At the consultation your requirements and expectations are discussed. Prior the administration a full medical history and examination is taken. Under consultation an individualised plan of care is formulated specifically to meet your needs.