The periorbital area (crow’s feet, orbital hypertrophy)
The peribuccal area and the chin area
The neck (platysmal bands) and the neckline (improvement of skin texture).
The eyebrows can also be reshaped to give eyes a “feline
We can strategically relax certain muscles to create an eyebrow lift, reduce a
gummy smile, slim the jaw line and to stop the downward pull of muscles on
the mouth and neck.
Mechanism of action:
Botox relaxes muscles allowing lines to soften. It works by blocking the nerve
impulses to the muscle, causing the muscle to relax. As the nerve receptors
are restored, movement gradually returns, usually after 3-4 months, for this
reason Botox treatment is repeated every 3-4 months to maintain the
advantage of relaxed muscles and reduced lines, as recommended by the
American Society Of Plastic Surgeons. It smoothens out facial lines and does
not freeze the facial expressions. The Botox is currently the most popular
cosmetic procedure performed.
The effect of Botox is not immediate. Relaxing of affected muscles is gradual
over the period of a week, with the peak effect within two weeks. Your
consultation will schedule before leaving the office after two weeks, where
any touch ups could be done, if needed.
Dynamic, overactive muscles tend, over time, to produce etched lines in the
overlying skin. These can be softened very adequately, but may require a
combination of Botox and dermal filler to lift and re-plump the skin while
there is no ‘muscle movement’, for optimum results.
Botox is recommended before the lines become etched, as a preventative
measure, but most people treat lines they already have.
Because every patient is unique, Botox injections will be mapped and tailored
to each patient to suit his/her case and needs. We do keep records for each
patient, so it will be easy to do touch ups effectively and smoothly. It also
serves as a reference for your future injections.
After care advice: Avoid excessive exercise such as gym workout for the rest
of that day. Avoid facial massage or facials for four hours post treatment.
Avoid saunas or spas for four hours. Also avoid bending over or lying on your
back as well as hot showers for the same period of time