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Botox Wrinkle Relaxing Injections

Botox® has been used for years to treat muscular problems including eye deviation, eyelid spasm as well as facial spasms. Ageing is associated with the development of wrinkles and furrows on the face. These lines may develop as a result of weakened dermal collagen from sun exposure and gravity, or due to facial muscle action on the skin.

Botox® For Frown Lines & Smile Lines
Botox® or Botulinum Toxin reversibly freezes or paralyses muscles. Therefore, it may be used to treat facial lines caused primarily by the action of the muscles on the skin. The ideal areas to treat are those wrinkles caused by muscles that have no significant function.

Examples include:

  • The deep crease between the eyebrows
  • Crow's feet wrinkles
  • forehead lines.

Injection into frown lines has proved to be very successful. Good results may be obtained after a single injection and may last over six months. The effect of the injection may take between 5-7 days to work. Some patients with very powerful muscles may not see a complete paralysis of the targeted area, but subsequent injections will further weaken them. Some patients need a repeat injection within 7-10 days if there has been no paralysis.

Do The Injections Hurt?
Most patients find that the injections cause only temporary discomfort
Immediately after the injections there may be mild swelling that usually subsides within 24-48 hours. Application of ice for a few hours after treatment will help reduce any swelling.

Possible Side Effects
Side effects of this treatment are rare. Occasionally, a temporary drooping of the eyebrow or eyelid may occur, but this will only last a few weeks. On very rare occasions a transient numbness may develop in the treated area. It is unusual for Patients to develop antibodies or allergies to the botulinium toxin. An extremely rare side effect may be generalised weakness and fatigue. In one study less than 3% of patients experienced any of these complications. Mild bruising may occur. If you are prone to cold sores at the injection site, treatment may bring out another eruption.

Finally, any injection carries a small risk of infection. The treatment is not recommended when you are pregnant or breast feeding

How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Repeat treatments are usually needed every 3- 4 months over a twelve month period. Clinical trials report that some patients, who have had treatment over 12 months, are only requiring further treatments once or twice per year.
Please note it takes 5-7 days for the Botox to work. Excessive use of the muscles for 2 hours after treatment helps speed up the result

Appointments
Appointments for both Botox® and Restylane® can be booked with Mr Lewis on the 2nd Monday of the month through Sheila Godfrey and the Skin Therapy Centre.

Skin Therapy Centre is a member ot the Institute and Association of Electrolysis BABTAC Consulting Rooms

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