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Botox – Anti-wrinkle injections

What is Botox?

BOTOX®  is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe lines on the face, frown lines between the eyebrows (Glabella lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
Anti-wrinkle injections involve the use of a natural, purified solution that relaxes wrinkle-causing facial muscles, creating a smooth, rejuvenated and fresh appearance.

Anti-wrinkle injection treatment is effective, relatively affordable, convenient and with no downtime.

Botox benefits:

Anti-wrinkle injections are extremely effective for the treatment of :

  • Frown lines
  • Crows’ feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Excess Sweating
  • Necklines and décolletage
  • Masseter muscle

How Botox works?

Anti-wrinkle Injections work by inhibiting the transmission of signals between the nerves and the injected muscles. This temporarily relaxes the muscles so they do not contract too forcefully. This gives the overlying skin a chance to rest and repair itself so that the wrinkles become less obvious or completely disappear.

 

How long is the downtime for Botox?

Most clients return to work or normal activities immediately following the treatment.

It is recommended that you avoid drinking alcohol, strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, warming up face and massaging of the injected area for 24 hours.

How long does it take for Botox to work?

The treatment will start to take effect usually within 5 to 7 days. The maximum effect is usually seen in 10–14 days.

How long does Botox last?

The degree of improvement varies from person to person, but the results last for 3-4 months in most cases when injecting the forehead. Repeat treatment is recommended when movement in the area starts to return but not earlier than 3.5 – 4 months from the initial treatment. Master treatment, Migraines and Excess sweating is repeated every six months.

Will Botox make my face look frozen?

The aim of Botox  treatment is to look refreshed and not to look “frozen” or “stunned”. In the hands of an experienced Doctor the results look natural with appropriate facial expressions.

Does Botox cause bruising?

To minimise the possibility of bruising, it is best to avoid anti-inflammatory medication such as Aspirin and Nurofen (Ibuprofen), fish oil, green tea, garlic, ginkgo and other herbal products that may thin the blood. These should be stopped at least a week prior to your planned treatment date.

What is the optimal dose of botulinum toxin A in the treatment of wrinkles?

Each patient has individual dosing requirements. This is assessed at the initial consultation with a Doctor.

An average female patient requires about 50 to 100 units of Botox injected to the forehead and eye area.

Male patients generally require larger doses than females.

What other treatments can be combined with Botox?

Botox treatment can be combined with other treatments like Dermal Fillers ,PDO Threads, HiFu,Mesotherapy,Laser.

Author:

Dr Margaret Grabicka

Dr Margaret Grabicka

General Medicine and Aesthetic Medicine Doctor with expert experience in anti-ageing procedures, dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, i.v infusions, lifting threads and body contouring treatments.

BOTOX – ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS

What is Botox?

Clinical use of BOTOX® is the result of more than 100 years of study into botulinum toxin type A.

BOTOX® is currently approved in approximately 85 countries for 25 different indications (neurology, urology) to help patients.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabella lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).

Anti-wrinkle Injections involve the use of a natural, purified solution that relaxes wrinkle-causing facial muscles, creating a smooth, rejuvenated and fresh appearance.

Anti-wrinkle injection treatment is effective, relatively affordable, convenient and with no downtime.
Anti-wrinkle Injections work by inhibiting the transmission of signals between the nerves and the injected muscles. This temporarily relaxes the muscles so they do not contract too forcefully. This gives the overlying skin a chance to rest and repair itself so that the wrinkles become less obvious or completely disappear.
The use of Anti-wrinkle Injections not only reduces existing lines and wrinkles but also prevents future ones from forming.
Anti-wrinkle Injections are extremely effective for the treatment of :
• Frown lines
• Crows’ feet
• Forehead lines
• Excess Sweating
• Neck lines and décolletage
• Masseter muscle

Botox Injections are also used in a variety of medical conditions, including treatment of migraines and tension headaches, teeth grinding, and excessive sweating in areas such as the underarms.

Most clients return to work or normally activities immediately following the treatment.

It is recommended that you avoid drinking alcohol, strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, warming up face and massaging of the injected area for 24 hours.

The treatment will start to take effect usually within 5 to 7 days. The maximum effect is usually seen in 10–14 days.

The degree of improvement varies from person to person, but the results last for 3-4 months in most cases. Repeat treatment is recommended when movement in the area starts to return but not earlier than in 3.5 – 4 months from the initial treatment.

The aim of Anti-wrinkle treatment is to look refreshed and not to look “frozen” or “stunned”. In the hands of a good injecting doctor, the results look natural with appropriate facial expressions.

To minimise the possibility of bruising, it is best to avoid anti-inflammatory medication such as aspirin and Nurofen (Ibuprofen), fish oil, green tea, garlic, ginkgo and other herbal products that may thin the blood. These should be stopped at least a week prior to your planned treatment date.

Each patient has individual dosing requirements. This is assessed at the initial consultation with Doctor.

An average female patient requires about 50 to 100 units

Male patients generally require larger doses than females.

Botox treatments can be combined with other treatments like Dermal Fillers and PDO Threads.

Please contact us today to discuss your options.

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