BOTOX® is quickly becoming one of the most sought after and very popular cosmetic procedures with very quick results in turning back the clock of time. BOTOX Cosmetic is a highly effective, simple, non-surgical procedure that can dramatically reduce your toughest wrinkle within 7 days.
The treatment smoothes the deep, persistent lines between your brows or around your eyes that have developed over time. One 10 minute treatment, a few tiny injections, relaxes the muscles up to four months. Unlike surgery this procedure is minimally invasive, discomfort is minimal and brief with no recovery or downtime. Most people return directly to their normal activities following treatment. Within days you’ll look younger, more natural, relaxed so you can frown, smile or look surprised without the furrows, creases and wrinkle.
In addition to the use of Botox in an aesthetic setting, Botox can also be used for some medical conditions such as:
- Hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating – usually underarms, hands or feet
- Migraines not responsive to other medical therapies
We are happy to evaluate you if you have any of these conditions to assess if Botox may be an option for you
BOTOX Cosmetic is FDA approved and can be used by people from 18 to 65. It is important to remember this is not a permanent solution and your lines will gradually revert to their pre-treatment appearance. Many individuals schedule a treatment routine to maximize the benefits of this procedure.
For more information regarding BOTOX, please go to www.botox.com.
Frequently Asked Questions on Botox
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is the trade name of Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Botox, in extremely small doses, is injected directly into the specific muscles that cause frown lines. These isolated muscles are weakend by the BOTOX, and can no longer contract. The action of frowning is stopped, and frown lines diminish.
What are frown lines?
Frown lines are caused by the bunching of skin from facial muscle contraction. When we frown, the skin between our eyebrows is gathered into a fold which eventually causes a chronic furrow. This gives our face a frustrated, discouraged, angry look which is distracting to others and a bother to ourselves.
Now you can soften and reduce these frown lines without surgery and without scars, by a simple treatment with BOTOX.
Where do you put the BOTOX?
The frown line between the eyebrows is caused by the action of a muscle called the corrugator. You can feel this muscle as a thickening just below the inside of your eyebrows, when you purposefully make yourself frown.
Injecting BOTOX directly into the corrugator muscle stops your ability to draw your eyebrows together when you frown. Once the muscle is paralysed, it cannot contract, and the frown line gradually fades away.
When does BOTOX start to work, and how long does it last?
The results of BOTOX treatment start to appear in three to ten days. The treated muscles will gradually regain their action over three to five months. When the frown line starts to reappear, a simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired results.
What are the other uses of Botox?
BOTOX has also been shown to soften and reduce crows feet and forehead wrinkles. BOTOX can reduce the appearance of some lines that are caused by other hyperfunctional facial muscles such as nose creases, neck lines and neck bands. BOTOX is also effective for reducing upper lip lines, tightening the jowls and chin.
Who can perform a BOTOX treatment?
BOTOX therapy should only be performed under the direction of a physician experienced and trained in the use of BOTOX.
Has BOTOX been tested?
BOTOX has been used since 1980 for the treatment of strabismus (lazy eye), and blepharospasm (uncontrolled eye blinking). BOTOX has been used for hyperfunctional facial lines since 1989.
Are there any side effects with BOTOX therapy?
As with any injection there can be occasional swelling, redness, bruising, headache or local discomfort. The side effects are mainly related to the effect of BOTOX on local muscles. Rarely, patients have been reported to develop a slight lowering of an eyelid (ptosis), or slight lowering of the forehead. This is temporary, and
resolves in a few weeks.
BOTOX® Before & After Photos
Models may not be actual patients of Abby Medical Laser Centre