ANTI-WRINKLE TREATMENTS (BOTOX®)
WHAT IS BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A?
Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Botulinum toxin is a very safe, effective treatment designed to aid in the relaxation of the muscles in the face.
HOW IT WORKS
The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract. Without these messages, the muscle stays in a resting state until the ‘messengers’ recover. This recovery takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks on average.
• Significantly reduce the movement of the muscles causing expression lines (dynamic lines).
• It may not cause the expression lines themselves to disappear completely (static lines), this will depend upon the quality of your skin and may take time over a course of treatments.
• It may not ‘completely freeze’ the expression, particularly if extreme effort is exerted to make an expression.
• This is not a one size fits all treatment and may be tailored to suit your individual requirements and expected treatment outcomes at the time of consultation.
DOES IT HURT?
A very fine needle is used and generally this treatment is not painful and can be well tolerated with no anaesthetic.