Botox is a prescription medicine made by purifying a protein produced by a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum type A. When injected into muscles, it blocks the nerve impulses in the treated muscles which improves the appearance and reduces the formation of lines and wrinkles, resulting in a natural, rejuvenated look.
Who is a good candidate? Healthy Men and Women with moderate to severe unwanted facial wrinkles
When will I see the effects from botox? It usually takes between 2-14 days for the injection to take effect.
How long do the effects of Botox Injections last? Botox injections typically last from 3-6 months before the effects are no longer seen
The results usually last for around four months, after which you may wish to return for another treatment.
Does Botox only treat wrinkles? No, Botox can be used to treat many issues including TMJ (Lockjaw), muscle spasms, excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis), and Chronic Migraine Headaches. Call us for more information.
What areas can benefit from Botox? Botox is great for reducing the signs of aging such as frown lines between the eyebrows, Crow’s-feet/ the lines that fan out from the corners of the eyes, and Forehead furrows
Does Botox only treat wrinkles? No, Botox can be used to treat many issues including TMJ (Lockjaw), muscle spasms, excessive sweating, and Chronic Migraine Headaches. Call us for more information.
What is the procedure like? The process of getting Botox should be quick and simple. The Doctor will make a few injections in your treatment areas, and you will be on your way.
What are the possible side effects? Most patients don’t have issues beyond minor redness, bruising, swelling, or a minor headache, all of which subside quickly.
Are there other treatment options available? No, we offer other options that include facial fillers such as Juverderm , Chemical peels and Microneedling.
You should not have this treatment if:
- The injection site is infected
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have a neuromuscular disorder (e.g. myasthenia gravis).
Full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at face to face consultation.
Before your appointment: Tell your doctor if you’ve received any type of botulinum toxin injections within the past four months. And tell him or her if you take muscle relaxants, sleeping aids or allergy medications. If you take blood thinners, you may need to forgo them for several days before your injection, to reduce your risk of bleeding or bruising
Aftercare: Botox patients can get back to their usual activities immediately after their appointments. Limitations are quite mild and include avoiding bending over or manipulating the treatment area for the remainder of the day in order to allow the product to settle evenly. You may also wish to skip your daily workout for the same reason, and avoid consuming any blood-thinning products, such as aspirin or alcohol, for a couple of days before and after the procedure. We recommend not laying down for 4 hours after the procedure and to avoid any direct pressure to the brow such as visors, massage tables and cleansing brushes for 1 week to achieve optimal results.