Botox

A simple, nonsurgical, treatment that is administered by a doctor. Botox can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and immediately there is a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last from 4 to 6 months.

About BOTOX

 a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which helps reduce the activity of the muscles that cause frown lines between the brows to form over time. Treatment with BOTOX can visibly smooth and soften moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. An improvement can be seen within days and may last from 4-6 months. Botox actually blocks the chemical signals that cause muscles to contract and when the muscles can’t tighten, the skin flattens and appears smoother and less wrinkled.

The lines that appear between your brows (glabellar lines) actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. You may have heard the expression “wearing your emotions on your sleeve,” but in reality you wear them on your face. If you’re angry or annoyed, for example, you knit your brows together. Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, cause a pleating of the overlying skin, and then, as anyone can see, you’re frowning.

HOW BOTOX WORKS

Botox injections temporarily relax the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles, making them appear less noticeable. Botox can also be used to treat other facial wrinkles as well, such as the lines that fan out from the corners of the eyes (crow’s-feet) and the forehead furrow. After years of crinkling and wrinkling, those glabellar lines start to linger longer and can become more pronounced. For women, whose faces tend to be more animated than men’s, and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent.

What to expect on the day

In Medilase a doctor will use a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of Botox into specific muscles. By carefully choosing the muscles to treat, the doctor weakens only the wrinkle-producing muscles to try and preserve your natural facial expressions. The number of injections needed depends on many factors, including your facial features, the extent of the wrinkling and the specific area being treated. For example, crow’s-feet usually require two to three injections. Furrows in your forehead could take five or more injections.

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Botox injections take about 10 to 15 minutes and require no anaesthesia. Botox injections require no downtime. Expect to resume your normal daily activities immediately. Take care, though, not to rub or massage the treated areas. This can cause the toxin to migrate to a different area of your face. You’ll notice results within a few days, but the full effect takes about two weeks. Results aren’t permanent, however. Once the Botox has taken effect, it takes four to six months for the affected muscles to begin functioning again. So to maintain your look, you need follow-up injections every few months. Medilase offer free consultations to clients wishing to explore how Botox may be suitable for them.

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