This quick virtually painless anti-wrinkle injection has been the most popular anti-ageing cosmetic procedure performed for the past three years. Botox can temporarily eliminate deep forehead lines, frown lines between the brows and Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes.
By limiting the movement of the muscles that cause horizontal lines, the lines are softened and made less noticeable. The key to injecting this area is to maintain a natural look by not over injecting and addressing the muscles involved to lift the eyebrows and minimise the heavy brow appearance. My goal is to soften the look of the face making it prettier but not expressionless.
I build up a blueprint of your face by drawing diagrams and keeping accurate records of points injected and doses given, rather than prescribing everyone with the same amount of Botox. I start with small injections and then get you back in two weeks for a complimentary review if more is needed. Done properly this will still allow a little bit of movement in your forehead while ironing out the wrinkles.
There is no “ideal” age. We all want to look good as we get older. There have been significant developments in non-surgical treatments that help combat signs of ageing. Thanks to their safety and effectiveness, these walk-in treatments have become extremely popular during the past few years. These treatments have grown in popularity among younger individuals who prefer to intervene at an earlier stage of wrinkle development. Botox is a unique aesthetic treatment primarily used to soften facial expressions to leave you looking refreshed. Don't overdo it. Especially true for beginners, it's best to under do it – you can always work your way up doing more when it's truly needed.
My philosophy has always been 'less is more'. I always treat my patients conservatively so as not to give them a 'frozen' look whereby they cannot make any expression. A complimentary follow-up review is scheduled after two weeks to ensure that the patient is happy with the result. If there is still too much movement I will inject some more Botox.
At a certain age, many individuals will begin to notice a spider web of lines creeping around the eye area. These “crows feet” generally appear when a smile occurs. Botox temporarily relaxes these facial muscles which then diminish or disappear. Frowns are due to hyperactive facial muscles. They may give a person an angry, tired or displeased appearance. Botox temporarily relaxes these muscles. By injecting specific muscle groups of the face with small amounts of Botox, the wrinkles and creases will gently disappear. It has now become the most popular and safe non-surgical cosmetic treatment performed today.
Botox is not recommended during pregnancy or breast feeding. It is not recommended if you suffer from a neuromuscular disorder. Your medical history will be discussed at the initial consultation.
Lines and wrinkle reduction are usually what people are seeking to correct. The aim of the treatment is to break the habit of frowning and squinting to reduce the appearance of the lines which will then also help to reduce the development of further facial lines. We also use Botox to elevate the eyebrows which open up the eyes. There are however far more uses of Botox than you think; some of these include the prevention of migraines, reducing teeth grinding, contouring the neck and upturning the corners of the mouth. Botox also stops excess sweating. It works by blocking the release of a chemical named acetycholine as this chemical is responsible for stimulating sweat glands. This remarkable procedure boasts impressive results that actually work. This is a popular treatment for men who have problems with excessive sweating.
Generally the mid face and lower face.
Any minor redness near the injection sites will normally disappear after an hour or so. Do not touch the area or wear make-up immediately after your treatment to avoid infection.
The effects last 3-4 months but with on-going treatments the effects can last much longer. I have a few patients that receive treatments every 6 or 9 months.
Yes. Catch them early enough and they will disappear.
The discomfort experienced is minimal. The treatment itself will only take a few minutes. If a patient is needle phobic, I will use a cooling device to reduce any pain. Muscle relaxing injections are safe and there are no known long term side effects.