What is BOTOX®?A natural purified protein
It relaxes wrinkle causing muscles
It creates smoothed, rejuvenated appearance
What is BOTOX® used for?Muscle relaxants have been used for years to treat muscular problems including eyelid spasm and facial spasms. The ageing face has wrinkles and furrows which may develop as a result of weakened Collagen in the skin from sun exposure and gravity, or due to excess facial muscle action on the skin.
How does BOTOX® work?A highly popular and well known cosmetic treatment reversibly paralyses muscles ('Brow-freezing') to smooth wrinkles and prevent deeper lines forming. It can therefore be used to treat such facial lines caused primarily by the action of the muscles on the skin.
What areas can be treated with BOTOX®?Ideal areas for treatment are those wrinkles caused by muscles that have no significant function such as the deep creases between the eyebrows, crow's feet and forehead lines.
Treatment can also be used to smooth the skin of the neck and décolletage.
How long do BOTOX® injections take and is it painful?Good results can be obtained after a single injection and the effect generally lasts between 3 and 4 months. The procedure is simple to perform and most patients find the injections only cause a mild sting lasting seconds.
How long does BOTOX® last?Repeat treatments are usually needed approximately every 3-4 months over a 12 month period. It is encouraging to note that clinical trials report that some patients who have had treatment over 12 months only require further treatments once or twice the following year. It is important to be aware that it takes between 5-7 days for the treatment to work.
What are the side effects of BOTOX®?If they do occur they are;
Mild to moderate
Slight bruising from the injection
Is BOTOX® safe?BOTOX® has an excellent safety profile
The doses of botulinum toxin used in aesthetic applications are very small and the risks of adverse effects related to its mechanism of action are consequently low.
To date approximately 2.5 million users of BOTOX®cosmetic treatments were given across five key European countries (UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany) since the date of launch for each country.
Botulinum toxin style A injections can be performed in a clinical setting with a high degree of safety and minimal discomfort.
BOTOX® should only be administered by doctors and nurses with appropriate qualifications and expertise in this treatment.