BOTOX® is the commercial tradename for Botulinum Toxin Type A. Botulinum Toxin is derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. When injected into muscles, Botulinum Toxin has a local effect. It blocks transmission between the nerve endings and muscle fibres around the injection site to cause weakness of the nearby muscle.

What is Botox used for?

Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. It is typically used in people aged 18 to 65. Botox works by blocking nerve transmission to temporarily reduce the contractions of the facial muscles that cause frown lines. It has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for wrinkles, and botox injections are becoming increasingly popular.

Who can have Botox treatment?

Your doctor will decide if you can have cosmetic treatment with botox. Before starting treatment, tell your doctor if you have any disorders that affect your nerves and muscles, if you are breastfeeding, or if you are planning to become pregnant soon.

The Botox injection procedure Your doctor will administer several tiny injections of botox directly into the muscles of your face. Prior to injection, your doctor will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The entire botox injection procedure takes approximately 3 minutes and does not require anaesthesia. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. After the injection You should notice an improvement in your frown lines within 3 to 7 days, the effects of which can last up to 4 months. However, results may vary. After a period of time, your frown lines will begin to reappear as the effects of botox wear off.

How often can Botox injections be given?

You can receive botox injections every 4 months. With repeated treatments, thinning of the muscles occurs, which produces longer lasting results.

FILLERS: Restylane Restylane which is a compound similar in composition to natural hyaluronic acid, when introduced into the dermis, replenishes the body’s natural hyaluronic acid. It retains the water molecules, thereby keeping the dermis well hydrated. The skin recovers its previous appearance and volume. Wrinkles and lines are reduced in appearance. When injected into the lip border, Restylane lifts the lines of the lip, and gives it a fuller appearance thereby, restoring the youthful appearance of your skin.

Treatment with Restylane dividuals of all skin types can benefit from Restylane. Your skin care practitioner will suggest an appropriate treatment based on a thorough diagnosis of your skin. The treatment lasts only for about 15 to 30 minutes. The doctor will inject the hyaluronic acid into the dermis, using a fine needle. Restylane will be introduced a few millimeters underneath the skin surface. There is usually very little pain involved, but sometimes you may need an anesthetic for relief. After the injection, you may notice slight swelling or red spots in the area. But these will disappear on their own. When Restylane filler is introduced into the skin, hyaluronic acid attract the waters and causes swelling of the tissue located under wrinkles and lines. The wrinkles are thus filled out, giving a smoother appearance to the skin. After some time, the extra hyaluronic acid is reabsorbed by the body and the effects of the treatment begin to disappear. Restylane injections are recommended once every 6 to 12 months.

Complications with Restylane treatment nNo serious complications have been noticed with Restylane. There may be some swelling, itching, redness or some discomfort, but these disappear in hours or days. The hyaluronic acid is not sourced from animal tissue, and therefore, there is no risk of complications for those who suffer from allergies to animal products. No scarring is seen, and the method itself is very safe. If you need a pain killer before the treatment, inform your doctor about this, and he will use a topical cream on the area before treatment.