What is BOTOX®?
- It relaxes wrinkle causing muscles
- It creates smoothed fresh, rejuvenated appearance
What is BOTOX® used for?
Muscle relaxants have been used for years to treat muscular problems including eyelid spasm
and facial spasms. The ageing face has wrinkles and furrows which may develop as a result of
weakened Collagen in the skin from sun exposure and gravity, or due to excess facial muscle
action on the skin.
How does BOTOX® work?
A highly popular and well known cosmetic treatment reversibly paralyses muscles (‘Browfreezing’)
to smooth wrinkles and prevent deeper lines forming. It can therefore be used to treat
such facial lines caused primarily by the action of the muscles on the skin.
How long does BOTOX® last?
Repeat treatments are usually needed approximately every 3-4 months over a 12 month period.
It is encouraging to note that clinical trials report that some patients who have had treatment
over 12 months only require further treatments once or twice the following year. It is important
to be aware that it takes between 5-7 days for the treatment to work.