Botox FAQ

Q. What is Botox®

A. Botox®, also called botulinum toxin type A, is a natural, purified protein made from the bacteria called botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity, reducing fine lines and wrinkles that have not set in yet.

Q. What is Botox® used to treat?

A. BOTOX®  is US FDA-approved for the treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows and is also commonly used to prevent or treat horizontal lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes, it can also be used to create a mini-browlift, reduce lip lines, relax vertical neck muscle bands, or to aesthetically improve other features of the face. It is also used to treat migraine, reduce sweating and for slimming the face.

Q. How does it work

A. Botox® is inserted in the upper layer of your skin, numbing cream is used to maximise the patient’s comfort level.

Q. Does it hurt or bruise?

A. Depending on how sensitive your skin is, the effects may vary but on an average there may be some mild red spots at the injection sites, but they are gone the next day. Overall, the discomfort with Botox® is very minimal, especially in relation to the phenomenal results.

Q. How long does it last?

A. Again this depends individually for some it last up to 3 months whereas there are certain people who need Botox® only every six months.

Q. What are the side effects?

A. There are no side effects as such if administered correctly, however extreme side effects in rare cases could include muscle weakness, bruising, bleeding, pain, redness, drooping eyelids where it has been injected or fever, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth.

Q. Who would this treatment suit?

A. Botox® is suitable for those people who have fine lines but they are not too deep or set it. It is preferable to undergo Botox® at the beginning rather than after deep impressions have been made by the lines already.
Some people who should not have Botox® treatments include those with:
•    Existing weakness in the targeted muscles
•    Ptosis (drooping eyelids)

Q. How long does it take to see the results.

A. It takes about 5-14 days to see visible results varying from person to person.

Q. Will I look very different or as people say “plastic”?

A. This is the biggest misconception people have, if Botox® is done right the changes are so subtle that you look beautiful without people being able to put a finger on how you look different. The most important factor you need to consider when doing Botox® is the doctor you go to. Make sure you doctor you go to a Doctor that you trust, with sufficient experience and ideally look at examples of their work before deciding.


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