Botox treatment achieves temporary freezing of the facial muscles . As a consequence, expression lines are reduced or eliminated and the skin is smoother and has a more youthful appearance.
The technique is very safe and has been successfully used for many years. Through a fine injection in specific areas of the face, a minimal and harmless dose of purified botulinum toxin is introduced in to the underlying muscles that are responsible for the expression lines.
The application of Botox is almost painless and the possible side effects are practically non-existent or minimal. Some bruising or temporary swelling is possible but usually the day after the treatment the patient can go back to a totally normal life.
The effects of the treatment are temporary and last for approximately 4 to 6 months. Discomfort is, at most, minimal and the patient does not have to do any specific preparation before the treatment. Post treatment, the patient is asked not to bend their head down or do any exercise and to lie with their forehead raised for 24 hours.
When will I see the results?
Muscle relaxation begins within the first 48 to 72 hours and is complete between 10 to 14 days after the treatment.
Does Botox have side effects?
Botox is a very safe treatment with a high degree of satisfaction. The most common possible side effects are the appearance of small bruises in the injection sites or a slight head ache that disappears very quickly.
Is it permanent?
No, the results are temporary since the muscles gradually return to normal after 4 – 6 months.