Cosmetic Botox:

These injections can treat:
  • The forehead
  • The glabellar complex (lion’s wrinkles)
  • The periorbital area (crow’s feet, orbital hypertrophy)
  • The nose
  • 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 look” 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.

Recovery

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