What is Botox and how does it work?

Botox is the brand name for the prescription-only drug Botulinum toxin type A - a highly purified protein derivative prepared from Botulinum. It relaxes facial muscles in order to reduce wrinkles and provide lift for a more youthful look.

Which areas can be treated with Botox?

Botox is highly effective for treating facial areas and targeting frown and forehead lines, crow’s feet, furrows between eyebrows and lines around the mouth. It can also be used to lift the brow, define the jawline and lift jowls. Non-facial areas suitable for treatment include the neck and chest. Botox is also used to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and migraines.

How soon will I see results?

Results usually take between 3 to 14 days to appear.

How long do the results last?

It can vary from one person to the next, but generally speaking around 3 to 4 months. Having regular treatment can help results last longer with many of our clients having Botox every 5-6 months.

Is Botox safe?

Botox is extremely safe when administered by a trained and qualified medical practitioner. Side effects are temporary and minor. They include slight redness, swelling and bleeding with a small chance of bruising at the injection site.

How should I care for my skin after Botox?

Following our aftercare steps will help maximise the effects of your Botox anti-wrinkle treatment:

• Contract the muscles in the treated areas every 10 minutes for 1 hour after your treatment

• Avoid excessive rubbing of treated areas for 24 hours

• Avoid exercise for 24 hours

• Avoid lying flat or excessive bending over for 2 hours after treatment

• Avoid facial beauty treatments for 2 weeks

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