A New You
Anti wrinkle injections allow you to look and feel younger without the need for any invasive procedures.
As we age, the levels of elastin and collagen – the skin’s natural elastic and binding materials – begin to decline. This causes the skin to lose its suppleness and it begins to sag. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles develop. Botox® is a well-established and non-invasive treatment which is extremely effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Botox®?
Botox® is the brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In small, diluted amounts it can be injected into areas of the face to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is an effective alternative to more invasive procedures, such as surgery.
How does Botox® work?
Botox® works by temporarily relaxing facial muscles. It does this by blocking the signal from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscles can no longer contract as forcefully, which causes fine lines and wrinkles to relax and soften.
How is the Botox® injection performed?
Botox® is injected with a fine needle into specific facial muscles. The procedure takes a few minutes and causes only minor discomfort. No anaesthesia is required. It is important that the individual performing the treatment is trained, experienced and familiar with the local anatomy.
How long does Botox® last?
Generally, it takes 3 to 7 days, but sometimes up to 2 weeks, for Botox® to take full effect. The anti-wrinkle effects of Botox® will last 4 to 6 months. As the muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles may begin to reappear and will need re-treatment to maintain the effect. After repeated Botox® injections, the lines and wrinkles may appear less severe as the muscles are being trained to relax
What are the side effects of Botox®?
Redness and swelling are expected. Bruising may also occur and should fade within 5-14 days. Applying an ice pack or cold gel pack to the treated areas helps reduce redness, swelling and bruising. There may be tenderness at the sites of treatment which can last for up to a few days. Paracetamol can be used to help relieve any pain or discomfort post-treatment. All the side effects and potential complications will be discussed during your consultation, prior to any treatment. You will also receive an aftercare leaflet.
Who should NOT receive Botox®?
Patients should not use Botox® if they are pregnant, breastfeeding, suffer from a neurological disorder or are allergic to any of its components. You should avoid Botox® if you have an infection at the planned site of the injection. You will receive a detailed medical consultation with one of our highly qualified doctors to ensure that there are no contraindications to Botox®.