What is It?
Botox® is the trade name for a neuromodulator drug produced from the Bacterium Clostridium Botulinum and it has been in use since 2002. Aside from a variety of aesthetic uses, such as the treatment of lines and wrinkles, it is also applied by doctors and Aestheticians to treat a variety of medical conditions, including chronic migraine, excessive sweating, overactive bladder and several others.*
When Do We Recommend Botox?
If you have started to notice the effects of the gradual aging process on your face? Would you like to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles that have developed, and give your face a younger, more relaxed, fresher appearance, then Botox® is probably for you. It has great effect in eliminating or reducing facial lines caused by overactive muscle movement. It is an alternate, together with other treatments, for surgery. Results are visible within 10 – 14 days, it takes almost no time to administer and there no recovery or downtime needed.* Botox treatments are effective on both men and women’s who are starting to notice the signs of aging. Crow’s feet, frown lines, smoker’s lines and perioral areas show outstanding results from a series of Botox® treatments.*
Other common uses include the treatment of chronic migraines, alleviating trembling in patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and in Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating), where nerve impulses to the sweat glands are blocked. Patients will not sweat more in other parts of the body because of this procedure, and normal sweating continues in untreated areas.*
How Does Botox® Work?
The treatment involves the injection of a purified protein into specific muscles with a very fine needle. Acting as a “neuromodulator”, the treatment effectively and safely blocks nerve impulses responsible for dynamic wrinkles (those caused by movements like frowning and smiling). Contraction of muscles is reduced, and after three to five days, lines and wrinkles appear less severe. Optimal results are achieved ± 7 days after the treatment, but in some cases sooner. The results are temporary, and will usually last around 3 – 4 months, before a repeat treatment will be required. Botox® treatments for Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) last longer. *
With regular and prolonged usage, muscles are ‘trained’ to contract less and over time the treated areas will require less frequent Botox® injections.
Lines and wrinkles across forehead and between eyebrows (frown)
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Lines and wrinkles across forehead
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DISCLAIMER: BEFORE AND AFTER IMAGES
Suitability, effectiveness of certain treatment and aesthetic results will vary from patients to patients. All photos of before and after are actual patients of The Melrose Aesthetic Centre unless stated otherwise. We do not give indication, promises or guarantees to all our readers or website and social media visitors that they could reasonably expect for themselves identical or equivalent or similar results to those portrayed in the “Before and After” photographs. Suitability, Effectiveness and aesthetic results may and can vary from one patients to another.
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