What are facial lines ?
Facial lines are caused by contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles every time you smile, laugh or frown. As the skin becomes less elastic over time, repeated contraction of the facial muscle may cause visible lines and wrinkles, even when the muscles are at rest.
What muscles can be treated ?
Frown Lines Brow Lines Crows Feet Brow Lift Kylie Kicks Neck rings Sweating
What is Botox ?
Botox is a preparation of purified botulinium toxin A which is grown using modern methods of cultivation. It is combined with sodium chloride (salt) and synthetic human albumen (protein). It has been used safely in ophthalmology (eye treatment) and for excessive sweating for over 10 years.
How does it work ?
When small doses of Botox are injected into the skin, Botox blocks the action of the nerves that supply the muscle. The muscle contraction is reduced allowing the skin to relax and the lines to soften. The effects of Botox wear off after a few months, therefore, the treatment has to be repeated if the desired effect is to be maintained. A small amount of Botox is injected into the individual facial muscle responsible for the lines using a tiny needle. The injections are virtually painless.
What should I expect following an injection ?
Mild redness of the skin may occur which may last for a few days. You will not notice any effect from the Botox for around 3 – 4 days, but the greatest effect is seen after 2 – 3 weeks.
How many treatments will I need ?
In some cases more than one treatment is required to achieve the optimum effect from the Botox. It is difficult to predict the outcome of each individual case after the first treatment. Injections are usually repeated every 3 to 6 months. Through repeated injection the muscles become generally weaker and the time between injections will increase.
What will happen if I miss or stop the injection ?
Nothing will happen if an injections is messed, except that some of the lines will recur. If you want to stop the treatment for whatever reason, the relaxing effect will eventually wear off and the muscles will return to the way they were before treatment. So will the lines !
A free consultation prior to your first treatment will be arranged and you will be given the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have. A further appointment will then be given for your treatment. You will be asked to sign a consent form before your first treatment.