Touted as one of the top lunch-time treats, Botox® is a natural, purified protein administered in a quick, simple, non-surgical procedure that temporarily relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles. This smooths out lines which have formed over time, restoring a more youthful look.
Reduce wrinkles and smooth out lines (frown lines between eyebrows, horizontal lines across forehead, crow’s feet around eye area)
Smooth out lines around lips
Contour and slim the face / jawline
Contour and slim calves
Lift and shape eyebrow
Reduce excessive sweating (in areas like underarms, hands, feet)
Smoothen the skin around the neck
Reduce pore size & oil production
Smoothen fine lines along chest/neck
Most patients find that the injections only cause a mild sting lasting seconds. A topical numbing cream may be applied prior to the injection for a more comfortable treatment experience.
Each treatment takes between 30-45minutes, depending on the extent and type of scars.
Good results can usually be obtained after a single injection. This effect generally lasts between 3 - 6 months, depending on the initial skin condition and area treated. Repeat treatments are usually needed approximately every 3-6 months over a 12 month period. It is encouraging to note that clinical trials report that some patients who have had treatment over 12 months only require further treatments once or twice the following year.
Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. In some cases, the toxin can migrate and cause the temporary weakness of nearby muscles. In rare cases, there can be drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of facial expression. The risk of any side effect depends on the muscles injected. Your physician will discuss this with you in length before your treatment. Because the effects of Botox® are reversible, any side effects are usually temporary, lasting only a few weeks.
BOTOX® has an excellent safety profile. The doses of botulinum toxin used in aesthetic applications are very small and the risks of adverse effects related to its mechanism of action are consequently low. The procedure can be performed in a clinical setting with a high degree of safety and minimal discomfort.