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What is Botox®
Botox® was the first FDA approved prescription product licensed to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and crows feet.
It is a purified protein produced by Clostridium Botulinum. Botox® is also used in other areas of medicine to treat a number of different medical conditions..
How it works
Botox® temporarily blocks the transmission of signals from the nerves which normally tell the muscles to contract.
Botox® therefore relaxes underlying muscles and as a result causes the skin to soften existing fixed lines and wrinkles and also helps prevent static lines from becoming established.
Botox® can also be used off license to change the balance between facial muscle groups to create a lift, also known as the non-surgical or chemical brow lift.
Botox® can be used for a number of areas some of which are off license:
- To soften frown and forehead lines
- To soften crows feet lines surrounding the eyes
- To create an eyebrow lift
- To improve a gummy smile
- To improve a square jaw and teeth clenching
- To improve bunny lines on the nose
- To improve smokers lines around the mouth
- To improve a wrinkly chin
Will it look fake? Can I still move my muscles?
It is important to speak to your Doctor about the results you would like to see. Careful planning will allow you to express your face and move your muscles after treatment.
Precautions and Risks
It is important to inform your Doctor about any medical conditions you may have or any tablets or medications that you take. Your Doctor will also discuss with you the possible side effects and risks.
The facial muscle positions, movement and effects are first examined and marked out for accuracy of Botox® placement.
The Botox® is then administered into the marked areas using a very short super fine needle. Local anaesthetic is not necessary as discomfort is minimal with the technique used but if you are concerned about discomfort ice or topical numbing cream could be used.
There is minimal downtime and you can continue with your day or go back to work as normal.
It normally takes 3 to 5 days to start seeing the results although it can be as soon as 24 to 48 hours after. At 2 weeks full results can normally be observed. The results last at least 3 months and with continual use longer term benefits of wrinkle softening can be seen.