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Botox
botox

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are revolutionary treatment for reversing the effects of facial wrinkles like crow’s feet, worry lines and laugh lines. These wrinkles, referred to as dynamic wrinkles, can be treated by injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into the tiny facial muscles that cause them.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatments. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport are purified proteins produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those facial lines that form over time. BOTOX® works best on the upper third of the face. Forehead furrows, glabellar frown lines (between the eyebrows), and lines around the eyes (“crow’s feet”) nearly always respond favorably to BOTOX®.

As we get older the elasticity of our skin decreases and does not spring back like it used to causing lines and wrinkles to become ingrained.

Botox® relaxes the muscles that causes these wrinkles and lines and thus gives us a softer, less tired and more relaxed appearance. Botox® was first used in 1980 as a treatment for eye ticks, twitching, uncontrolled blinking and the lazy eye, and has subsequently been safely used cosmetically for over 20 years.

Botox® is a purified protein derived from a bacteria which when used in a very specific, controlled manner causes the facial muscles to relax. It is administered in very minute amounts, carefully and delicately injected into specific muscles in the face using a micro needle.

This causes the muscles that produce deep lines and wrinkles to relax, but allows the other non-targeted muscles to continue to move, thus maintaining all your facial expressions and achieving a natural, fresher look. Therefore, it does not ‘freeze’ or ‘paralyze’ the face. It merely temporarily prevents nerve impulses from causing excessive movements.

The procedure itself is very brief lasting no more than 20-30 minutes and is not generally considered painful.

Botox® takes about 2 weeks to activate and completely relax the muscles but you will start to notice changes within 5-10 days. It will last for approximately 3-4 months after which it will start to wear off as new nerve endings begin to grow. However this re-growth starts to slow down in time, so the more treatments one has the more time it will take for the effects to fully wear off, e.g. 6 months.

Possible side effects include very mild bruising around the injection site (which settles in a few hours) and occasionally slight headaches. In very rare instances patients may experience temporary droopy eye lids or brow (no longer than 1-2 weeks) which can be reversed with medications.

As the old adage goes “prevention is better than cure”, and Botox® has performed very well in supporting this. For younger clients the prevention of wrinkles is always better and less intensive than treating them when they are established.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are revolutionary treatment for reversing the effects of facial wrinkles like crow’s feet, worry lines and laugh lines. These wrinkles, referred to as dynamic wrinkles, can be treated by injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into the tiny facial muscles that cause them.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatments. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Both BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport are purified proteins produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those facial lines that form over time. BOTOX® works best on the upper third of the face. Forehead furrows, glabellar frown lines (between the eyebrows), and lines around the eyes (“crow’s feet”) nearly always respond favorably to BOTOX®.

Dermal Fillers
dermal-fillers

The health and appearance of our skin is affected by a number of lifestyle, environmental and biological factors including sun damage, the weather, pollution, hormonal fluctuations and smoking. Therefore our skin is under constant attack, it is of little wonder that it begins to loose its elasticity and hence takes on a more loose, less taut appearance.

Dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic acid which is infact a naturally occurring component of the skin. It has the remarkable ability to absorb more that 10 times its weight in water! Thereby adding volume and creating a naturally lifted appearance.

Dermal filler Treatment is used to plump up the skin and give it a more fuller smoother appearance by delicately filling out permanent groves and lines in the face.

Areas commonly improved by dermal filler Treatment include:

  • Smile lines
  • Nasolabial folds (the grooves on the lower face between the corner of your nose and mouth)
  • Lipstick lines
  • Volume augmentation of the lips can be performed as well
  • More permanent wrinkle correction

These treatments usually last for up to a year and depending on the type and age of the skin the Hyaluronic acid will begin to dissolve at this time. If the procedure is not repeated the skin will gradually return to its pre treatment condition.

The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes using a very fine needle. Prior to this a cream is used to numb the area and in some cases a local anaesthetic is used.

Results are instant. Any side effects are likely to include minimal redness and swelling as well as possible mild bruising at the injection site.

Products used Hydrafill, Restylane, Perlane..