What is BOTOX?
Wrinkle Relaxing Injections know as BOTOX can temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe facial lines caused by over active muscle movements that can cause the formation of fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead, crows feet (side of eyes) and between the eyes (Glabellar). This is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available to achieve a less stressed, less tired and younger, fresher look.
How does it work?
A small amount of Botulinium Toxin (Botox) is injected into specific over-active muscles in the face blocking the nerve impulses required to contract these muscles. This reduces the activity of the muscle that causes the formation of lines and wrinkles.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment is painless and takes under 15 minutes to perform and normal activities can resume shortly after. The effects of treatment will take around 4 days post treatment to notice, usually lasting for around 3-6 months.
Are there any side effects?
As expected for any injection procedure, pain/burning/stinging, swelling and/or bruising may be associated with the injection. Side effects are usually minor lasting hours. If you are worried then speak to your medical practitioner.
Can I continue normal activities afterwards?
After treatment, please avoid extreme facial expressions, alcohol consumption and applying makeup for 12 hours. Please avoid extreme sun exposure, UV light, freezing temperatures and saunas for 2 weeks after treatment.