Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is an FDA-approved natural protein and neurotoxin available commercially in various forms for treating a wide array of cosmetic and medical conditions, from wrinkles and eye squints to excessive sweating and leaky bladders. Minimally invasive with almost immediate results, Botox when injected skilfully can target the muscles that are responsible for fine lines and wrinkles without impeding your ability to express your emotions.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Botox is commonly used in males and females above 18 years of age to delay the onset of wrinkles during their youthful years as well as attain a refreshed appearance in their later years.
This simple and non-invasive treatment can be used as an integral part of your beauty regime to prevent dynamic wrinkles from setting in and deepening into static wrinkles.
Botox should not be used on pregnant or lactating women, as well as people who have had a previous allergic reaction to it.
Used for more than 20 years to treat millions of patients worldwide (including children with celebral palsy), the safety of botox is well-established.
Botox is administered in extremely small concentrations into the targeted neuromuscular tissue via injections. It relaxes the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles by blocking signals from the nerve cells which control muscle contractions. This paralysing effect prevents fine lines from forming while smoothening out existing wrinkles.
During consultation, do provide your doctor with any pertinent information on your medical history, pre-existing medical and health conditions, and medication and/or supplements you are currently consuming. Your doctor will review your skin condition, take you through your available options, and design a personalised course of treatment for optimal results. A botox procedure usually only takes a few minutes.
Results are noticeable in just 3 to 5 days, and have been shown to last up to 4 to 6 months; but they will vary from patient to patient depending on age, skin type, health condition and the course of treatments taken. More than 11 million women and men worldwide have experienced the proven results of this valuable and successful therapeutic treatment. 95% of patients are satisfied with their rejuvenated appearance a month after treatment, and 86% remain satisfied after four months.
There is minimal or no downtime involved. Side effects are uncommon; they include inflammation, swelling, redness or bruising. If they do occur, they are usually mild and temporary. Patients are advised to avoid exerting any pressure on the treated area for the first 2 weeks (for example, massage or sleep on it).