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Botox is the trade name by which Botulinum Toxin A is widely known. It works by paralysing the small muscles for a period lasting a few months. If the muscles can not move, wrinkles are prevented, as they are a direct results of contracting forehead, eye and mouth muscles. Botox can be injected into specific muscles and depending on how thick or strong the muscles are, a specific dosage of botox will be required. It is most effective for dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles on movement). Botox is less effective on static wrinkles (wrinkles at rest).
Botox can be used on the following areas easily:
- Forehead Lines Botox
- Glabellar Lines (Frown) Botox
- Crow’s Feet (side of the eyes) Botox
- Infra-orbital lines (below the eyes – subject to skin condition)
- Peri-oral lip lines (lipstick bleed lines – sometimes combined with dermal fillers)
- Chin puckering
- Nasal flaring
What types of wrinkles are there?
Wrinkles on the forehead most commonly appear in two ways:
As vertical lines just above the nose, often referred to as “the elevens”; or horizontal rows across the forehead. The “elevens”, or glabellar lines, result from squinting, scowling, worrying or just plain thinking.
The horizontal lines may result from normal animation while talking, or from holding the brows up with the primary muscle of the forehead (the frontalis) during times of stress, or just naturally. These lines are primarily the result of continual muscle contraction and can become very deep over time.
How does Wrinkle reduction work?
This revolutionary anti-ageing treatment, commonly known as Botox (BOtulinum TOXin), but approved for cosmetic use under the brand name, Vistabel, is the most popular such treatment in the world, prescribed by doctors to eliminate wrinkles in the upper third of the face. This includes forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows and crows’ feet around the eyes. Very fine needles are used so there is no scarring and you can resume your usual activities immediately after treatment.
How many Botox treatment sessions will I need?
Botox works within a few days but can take as long as 14-21 days for the full paralysing effects to show through. Botox anti-wrinkle injections are not permanent, so we recommend repeat treatments at 3-6 monthly intervals to maintain the effects. Thousands of these treatments are performed every year, with astonishing results – noticeable from 2-14 days afterwards and lasting several months. To complement the lasting results of the treatment, we recommend the use of SPF30 sun protection cream, available at all pharmacists.
Are there side effects of Botox For Wrinkles?
The pain associated with injections is mild and no local anaesthetic is required. The needles used are very fine and approximately the same diameter as a coarse human hair.You will be able to drive and engage in all of your usual daily activities immediately after your injections. You may develop slight bruising at the injection sites, but otherwise there will be no visible signs of your skincare treatment. In rare cases, the botox can migrate to nearby muscles, causing some weakness, such as drooping of the upper eyelid. This is a temporary side effect, lasting for a few weeks at most.