Botox® is a natural purified protein that relaxes the muscles responsible for producing the lines which appear with the ageing process. It gives the patient a relaxed expression which helps achieve the natural look that people want.
How does Botox® work?
A tiny amount of Botox® is injected into specific muscles and blocks impulses from the nerve which make them contract. Because the muscles relax, undesirable frown lines and wrinkles are significantly reduced. This treatment only takes 10 minutes and most people return to normal activities immediately afterwards. Botox® should only be injected by an experienced practitioner who can make sure that the correct amount is injected in precisely the right places. In this way the desired result with a natural look is achieved.
Is this treatment safe?
Botox® has an excellent safety profile. It has been used for more than 10 years in aesthetic practice and for more than 20 years in neurology and ophthalmology. There are many publications supporting its use. It has a long and impressive safety record. Side effects, if they occur, are usually temporary and mild to moderate. By choosing an experienced doctor you will minimise the risk of side effects.
How long will the effect last?
Within days of treatment you should start to see an improvement in your lines. The results can last up to 4 months, but it is necessary to bear in mind that this might vary from patient to patient. With repeated treatment, the result can last longer, but the treatment should not be repeated more than three times a year.