BOTOX® is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles. As the treated muscles relax, dynamic wrinkles and lines created by their contraction gradually fade, and sometimes even disappear completely resulting in smooth skin. The possible treatment areas for BOTOX® include forehead lines, frown lines, bunny lines, crow’s feet, slimming of the jaw, dimpled chin, gummy smile, lip lines and so much more. BOTOX® injections are safe when administered by an experienced practitioner with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy. Once injected, it begins to take effect about 24 – 72 hours after. Its maximal effects are seen 1 -2 weeks following the injections. The effects are not permanent and lasts about 3 -6 months after which the injections may be repeated.
The beautiful, natural looking results gradually take effect over the two weeks following your treatment and can last up to 3 or 6 months. We advise our patients to expect peak results after 4 to 6 weeks and to bear this in mind when planning for a special event. Results typically last 3 to 4 months and we recommend regular touch ups to maintain results.
The most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatment
Smooth skin and anti-aging effects
Affordable natural results
Results last 3 to 6 months
Botox should not be used
Botox® should not be used in patients who have neuromuscular disease such as myasthenia gravis, who are allergic to human albumin, who are taking muscle relaxants, pregnant or breast feeding mothers or who has a bleeding disorder. If any of the above applies to you, you should inform us prior to treatment.
Before your treatment, you should avoid aspirin-containing products for 1 – 2 weeks since these may predispose you to excessive bleeding and/or bruising.
Possible tenderness at the injection site
Possible temporary muscle asymmetry
Post treatment care
Resume normal activities immediately post treatment
It is a myth that you cannot lie down for several hours or exercise following a BOTOX® treatment
In our experience most patients report that their BOTOX® results look the most natural at 6 to 8 weeks. Therefore, if you have a special event coming up we recommend making your appointment for BOTOX® 6 – 8 weeks before the event. This also leaves time for a touch up if necessary.
Time: Botox® injections are done in the consultation room. You will be able to go home soon afterwards and return to work immediately.
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