This is the most popular treatment for lines and wrinkles. It is a form of muscle relaxation that acts on targeted muscles. The most commonly treated areas are the frown, the forehead and the smile lines otherwise called the 'crow's feet.'
b a a b – frown area
e d d e – is the forehead or frontalis area
g h j – is the ‘crow’s feet’ area
k k k k – are ‘smokers’ lines that can occur in people who do not smoke
The treatment involves the injection of specific areas of the face and is virtually painless. However there are some people who may prefer to have a skin numbing cream before treatment.
For optimal results treatment with Botox ® is best combined with other treatment modalities such as dermal fillers and dermaroller although not on the same day.
Are there side effects of Botox®?
These are rare and temporary. The main concern for people is the alteration of facial expression. These are discussed during the consultation and particular caution applied to those whose facial features lend them prone to any such effect.
Are there people who cannot have Botox®?
People with certain rare medical conditions and treatments cannot have Botox®. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should also not have Botox®
How long does the effect last?
The treatment effects longevity varies from individual to the other. Generally the range is between 3 to 6 months, sometimes longer.
Are there other areas where Botox® can be used?
Botox® can be injected into overactive muscles on the chin and muscles that pull down th corners of the mouth, leading to a down turning and sad expression. It can also be used to soften the tight neck bands, reduce bunny lines on the nose and the improve 'a gummy smile'
People who suffer form excessive armpit sweating and odour can find great relief by injection of Botox® into the skin of the armpit. This effect eventually wears off and needs repeating just like in the face treatment.