What is Botox and How it works
Botulinum toxin often known as ‘Botox’ is a neurotoxic Protein which It is injected using very fine needles, and spreads about a 10mm around the site. The protein gets into the cell and stops the nerve cell sending a chemical message to the muscle or sweat gland. It therefore stops the muscle contracting or the sweat gland sweating. Gradually the cells break down the protein and the effects wear off.
The effects cause a relaxation and a reduction in wrinkles, sweating and muscle contraction. It is very useful in the upper face for frown lines, forehead lines and crows’ feet. It can also be used in bunny lines, gummy smiles, fish mouth, neck muscle contraction (Nefertiti lift), tooth grinding, migraine prevention and sweating of axilla and hands.
Injectables at our Clinic:
Performed by highly experienced doctor over 20 years, doing thousands of treatments each year
Using approved and top quality brands for maximum effect and safety
Thorough and detailed consultation to assure the best and most suitable course of treatment
2-4 weeks free review by same doctor
BACK TO WORK
Small bumps for 30 mins
None we use tiny needles
5 to 14 days
DURATION OF RESULTS
3-4 months but varies
RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS
No long term risks
Short term, headaches, dry eyes, brow droop, lid droop, other unwanted muscle effects, bruising.
Usually there are no issues.
RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
3-4 per year facial treatments
2-3 per year migraine and sweating
Frequently asked questions
Is botox painful?
The needles are very tiny, and treatment is quick and short and very minimal discomfort might be felt, but the treatment in general is not painful.
What to expect on your 1st visit?
At your 1st appointment you will have a detailed and thorough consultation with your doctor to discuss your concern, examine and prescribe the best course of treatment accordingly. If no contraindication and botox is the most suitable option, treatment can be performed same day or rebook for another day.
If your doctor believes you may benefit from other treatments instead or in addition to botox such as very deep wrinkle and loss of volume other treatments such as dermal filler or laser treatments maybe recommended.
What are the post-care procedure?
The required advice will be given by your doctor during your appointment. Main points are:
- Stay uprights for 4 hours
- No pressure on the treated site for 6 hours
- Avoid gym, excessive exercise, alcohol consumption, hot shower and steam room for 24 hours
Will you see immediate result?
Botox are one of the quickest seen ani-ageing treatments where you start seeing result from 5 days to 2 weeks and it is suitable for anyone looking for achieving result in a short period of time. The result normally last for 3 to 4 months.
Is botox the right ani-ageing treatment?
You can highly benefit from treating the upper face for frown lines, forehead lines and crows’ feet. However, if the wrinkles are very deep or loss of volume other treatments instead or in addition to botox will be recommended by your doctor such as dermal filler or laser technologies to increase skin resistance, boosting collagen production and improving overall tone and texture.
Bunny lines on nose
Neck and Jaw- Nefertiti lift
Individualised treatments- fish mouth, apple chin, gummy smile