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You’ve probably heard a lot about Botox from the media and your friends – the injection that makes you look younger. There are many questions about Botox such as, what is it and how is it used? Read on the find some answers.
Botox is a brand name for the purified form of a plant bacterium called botulinum toxin A. Although Botox is the most well known brand, there are other brands of botulinum toxin which are equally as effective. EF MediSpa’s medical aestheticians will be able to advise which is the most suitable for you.
When we laugh or frown our brain sends a signal to our muscles to make expression lines appear on our face. Botox is used to smooth out the expression lines that are caused by those muscles.
Say, for example you had a frown line you wished to get rid of. To treat this Botox is injected into the muscles surrounding the brow area. The way Botox works is that it blocks the signals from the nerve to the facial muscles to stop them contracting, leaving the skin looking smooth.
At your consultation, your facial muscles will be examined, so that your specially trained medical practitioner will be able to determine where to administer the injections. Several tiny injections of Botox will then be injected precisely into the muscles that cause the frown lines.
No anesthesia is needed though ice may be used to numb the area before and after your Botox treatment.
This is a simple and quick process lasting approximately 10 minutes but no longer than half an hour. It involves no downtime so there is no disruption to your lifestyle.
Typically it will take about 10 days before you start to see results, though this may vary.
Results can last from 3-5 months and sometimes longer depending on the individual.
Clinical trials have shown that nearly 90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better 1 month after the treatment.