Botox is a non-surgical injectable treatment that is used to treat dynamic lines and wrinkles caused by expression. Common areas include smile lines, frown lines and forehead lines.
1 x 15-minute session is recommended with a complimentary review appointment 2 weeks later.
Many patients will experience a difference 2-3 days after the treatment it will take up to 2 weeks to get the full results.
The majority of patients find the treatment results last up to 4 months.
Back to work
You can resume normal activity immediately following the treatment.
The skin maybe slightly pink directly after treatment.
Risks and complications
There’s a possibility of bruising.
Who performs the treatment?
A trained doctor performs the treatment. Our Consultant Surgeons have a background in head, neck and face reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery and maxillofacial surgery.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections are a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
The injections are administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, non-surgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows. Individual results may vary.
How do Anti-wrinkle injections work?
Anti-wrinkle injections are a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of the “11s,” the moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
When will I see results from an anti-wrinkle injection treatment?
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.
How long do a Anti-wrinkle injections last?
Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary – be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.
Is treatment with Anti-wrinkle injections painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injection, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following a Anti-wrinkle injection treatment.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with anti-wrinkle injections will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve ‘had work done.’ The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
What will happen to the moderate to severe frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows will gradually return to the way they looked before treatment.
Do treatment results differ?
Yes, individual results may vary. To get the best results, it’s important to go to a doctor who is experienced in administering anti-wrinkle injections.
Post Botox Aftercare
What to avoid and for how long
Anti-inflammatory drugs which may thin your blood, increase bruising and bleeding. These must be stopped 4 days before your treatment and for 4 days afterwards. Advise the doctor/nurse if you are taking Aspirin, Advil, Arthotec, Brufen, Clinoril, Diclofemac, Feldene, Ibuprofen, Indocid, Keteid, Mobic, Motrin, Naprosen, Orudis, Porstan, Voltarol and Vioxx. Excessive alcohol and vitamin E supplements may all increase bruising.
What to do
Do use the muscles that were injected repetitively for up to 1 hour if possible, e.g. smile or frown a lot- it may help with the ‘take’ of BTX.
What to avoid doing and for how long
Avoid rubbing injected sites. Avoid vigorous exercise for four hours.
How to sleep
What to take and for how long
You should not need any pain medication but, if you do, take Paracetamol or Paracodol. Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs (see above). Bruising may be reduced by taking Arnica tablets for approximately four days before and four days after treatment.
What to drink and what to eat
When to resume active skin care regime
Retinoids, alpha hydroxyl acid creams and sun blocks may be resumed immediately.
When to shower, bathe, wash, brush, comb, colour, perm hair
How to recognise when to call the Doctor’s office
Severe swelling or bruising, or if your face or eyebrows start to droop.
When to wear make-up, mascara, earrings
What can be expected post-operatively?
Bruising and swelling are possible, particularly at the crow’s feet area which can cause a black eye. The effect of the injection is not immediate and may take several days to work with maximum effect after 10 days.
When can sun exposure resume?
Immediately with sunscreen.
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