BOTOX® relaxes muscles, and thereby erasing wrinkles for a youthful appearance. This injectable treatment derived from a purified protein smoothes out lines by preventing the muscles from contracting into a wrinkle.
How is the procedure done?
A few drops of BOTOX® are injected with a tiny needle into the muscle, blocking the nerve impulses that cause the contractions. As the stimulation to the muscle weakens, the lines gradually soften, giving you a more refreshed, relaxed, highly natural looking appearance. The procedure is so quick and simple that clients often have it done during their lunch hour.
How long does BOTOX® last?
The actual treatment only takes only a few minutes and the BOTOX® takes effect in three to four days, while maximum results are achieved in 7 to 10 days. Gradually over three to six months, the BOTOX® effect will fade, and the muscle action will return. When the frown line starts to reappear, a simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired result.
Are there any side effects?
BOTOX® is very safe. Long before it was approved for cosmetic use BOTOX® had an established 10 year safety data for the treatment of opthalmic disorders. It is approved for the treatment of a number of debilitating conditions such as adult spasticity, cervical dystonia, migraine headaches and juvenile cerebral palsy. It is also effective in the treatment of hyperhydrosis.
What can BOTOX® do for me?
✓ BOTOX® FOR LINES AND CREASES
When we frown, blink or squint, we gather tissue into a fold which can cause a chronic crease in our skin. This results in crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and frown lines. BOTOX® blocks nerve impulses to muscles, causing relaxation. Because certain muscles are used when twitching or frowning, injecting these muscles with minute doses of BOTOX® stops the action. Once a muscle action has been relaxed, existing creases fade and further ones are prevented.
This treatment also shows remarkable results in brow elevation. It can widen the eye area and give you an open, refreshed appearance. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, anesthetic ointment may be used to numb the discomfort of a BOTOX® treatment. The procedure takes minutes to perform and the effect usually takes just days to become apparent. To prevent lines from reappearing, a simple touch-up treatment two to three times a year is recommended.
✓ BOTOX® FOR FACIAL CONTOURING
Most women consider a square jaw to be rather severe and masculine. Chewing on foods such as dried squid or gum or teeth grinding can result in overdeveloped muscles in the jawline. This is known as Masseter Hypertrophy or more commonly, square jaw. BOTOX® is a highly successful treatment that can beautifully contour and sculpt the lower face and create a slim, feminine jaw.
✓ BOTOX® FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING
Sweat glands require a nerve impulse to activate. Without this stimulation, they won’t secrete. By injecting BOTOX® into problem areas such as underarms, hands and feet, the related nerve impulse is temporarily blocked and prevented from reaching the sweat gland. This, in turn, stops sweat production in the treated area. The treatment is as simple as it sounds.
All patients report a substantial decrease in sweating within two days. Many patients have also reported not perspiring at all following treatment. Repeat treatment is usually recommended within five to seven months.
✓ BOTOX® FOR OTHER INDICATIONS
Newer information including our recent research has shown that BOTOX® also affects sebaceous glands (oil glands), blood vessels in the face and skin texture.