Wrinkle Relaxer, Botox, Dysport, Xeomin
What is it?
Botox is a type of neurotoxin from a purified bacterial source. It’s use in medicine began in 1977 and has been found to be a safe, effective treatment for multiple muscle related diagnosis, as well as Aesthetic uses and excessive arm pit and hand sweating. Botox is available in three compounds, Botox, Xeomin and Dysport. Botox remains the most commonly performed non surgical aesthetic procedure. It is used to treat facial and neck wrinkling, depressed brows, sagging and facial asymmetries. It works by interrupting the communication to select muscles responsible for the undesirable wrinkling/sagging. The muscles are temporarily relaxed (usually lasting 3-6 months). As the Botox wears off over time, the muscle communication resumes and a repeated treatment is necessary. In treating facial muscles that are contributing to undesirable lines and wrinkles, the skin is spared the ongoing pressure from muscles causing it to fold and crease and these areas can now be restored to their smooth and youthful state. On appearance the eye is then drawn to facial features, rather than shadows, lines and indentations which distract from one’s beautiful features.
Is it safe?
A clinical history will be taken to insure Botox is right for you. Botox is not used in those with neuromuscular junction disorders such as myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome. For most clients Botox is a safe and effective treatment without downtime.
Can I return to regular activities?
Normal activity can be resumed following injections. Avoid massage to the injected area the day of injection, which also includes vibrating facial cleansing brushes. Avoid headbands on the day of injection.
How long does it last?
Results last 3-6 months on average.
Is it painful?
Most clients do not report pain, however a change can be noticed in muscle sensation within the first couple days to two weeks as the Botox begins to work.
What are the benefits of a treatment that is temporary for a long term problem?
As we age, the structure of our facial bones, muscles, fat pads and dermal layers continue to change. The desire for a permanent solution is very common, however temporary treatments such as Botox, allow us to modify the treatments as the face continues to change over time. This means we can have better outcomes when we have treatment options that allow us to respond to the changes occurring today and tomorrow.