Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin.
Other brands include Azzulure and Bocouture.
They all work by relaxing the muscles where they are placed. This means that the muscles no longer pull the skin together, hence depleting wrinkles!
If your wrinkles are heavy at rest, you will find results have a less pronounced appearance.
Over time, with increased toxin use, the muscles will get weaker and weaker and so your wrinkles will soften more and more.
This time is different for each individual. We advise renewing your Botox at 3 months, as this is usually when it has all gone. The movement slowly, gradually begins to come back from about 6 weeks.
The amount you need will vary depending on the strength of your muscles and your recovery time.
We always start with a “safe” dose that works well for most people, but please aware this may need to be adjusted as we both learn how your muscles respond.
Frequently asked questions
Is it safe?
Botox has been used in men, women and children safely and effectively for a variety of medical conditions, as well as cosmetic use, for 20 years.
What can I expect from treatment?
We offer Botox around the eyes and in the forehead. This means your frown lines and wrinkles will be softened, giving your skin a youthful rejuvenation.
When should I have Botox?
Past the age of 20, our skin begins to show early signs of aging. Repeated use (every 3-6 months) will provide not only immediate results, but also long-term prevention: your wrinkles will reduce over time.
Does it hurt?
Botox is administered via a very fine needle. The injections are shallow and quick, no pain relief is usually needed, though it can feel a little sharp.
How long does it last?
Results vary from person to person, but on average around 3 months.
Are there side-effects?
Generally there is some tenderness on the day of treatment. You may have minor swelling at the injection site which can take 48 hours to subside (though normally more like 15 minutes).
Will anyone be able to tell I've had Botox?
You will still be able to smile, frown and laugh with Botox in place.