WHAT IS IT
Botox® is a purified protein extracted from Botulinum bacteria used for anti-ageing treatments. It is not animal based.
HOW DOES IT WORKS
It is injected into the muscle and stops the muscle from contracting thus preventing lines and wrinkles from appearing by preventing damage to the collagen due to repeated movement such as frowning.
It also softens existing lines, therefore restoring a more youthful appearance to the face.
HOW IS THE TREATMENT ADMINISTERED
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS
What is the best age to start Botox?
The best time to consider having Botox® is when you begin to notice that dynamic lines and wrinkles – these are the wrinkles that only appear in movement (such as smiling or frowning). This usually happens in your mid 30’s though it varies from person to person dependant on genetic and lifestyle factors such as sun exposure, stress and smoking. Botox® works best at this stage, rather than waiting and trying to treat deep lines where the collagen in the skin is already damaged and the wrinkle appears even when your muscles and face is not moving!
The longer you wait, the more invasive the treatments for wrinkles become – for example dermal fillers are used when Botox® will not suffice.
What areas can you treat with Botox?
Areas that Botox can treat include:
Frown lines – the lines that appear between the eyebrows
Crow’s feet – wrinkles around the eyes
Forehead lines- Those lines that appear when raising your eyebrows
Bunny lines – on the side of the nose when smiling
Necklines – horizontal ‘necklace lines’ and vertical ‘platysmal bands’ (Nefertiti Neck Lift)
Marionette lines- to lift upturned corners
Enlarged jaw muscle – due to excessive grinding
Hyperhydrosis- excessive sweating
How can Botox treat migraines?
How can Botox treat excessive sweating?
What is the Nefertiti Neck Lift?
How can Botox treat a gummy smile?
What are the do’s and don’ts after having Botox?
DO use the muscles we have injected in the hour after treatment eg if you have had your crows feet treated, plently of smiling is recommended as research has shown this encourages a quicker uptake of the product.
– lie down for 4 hours
– do ecessive exercise for 24 hours
– rub your face for 24 hours
– don’t have excessive alcohol on the day of the treatment.