The three “areas” commonly treated are the forehead wrinkles, frown lines (“11 lines”), and crows feet lines around your eyes, but we also offer specialised treatments for other areas such as bunny lines and gummy smile.
How does Botox® work?
Using a tiny needle, small quantities of the protein are injected into the muscles under the skin where wrinkles are most troublesome. The protein temporarily blocks the nerve signal to the muscle, which in turn relaxes the muscles. The nerve that is in place at the time of treatment shrivels away due to lack of stimulation, and a new nerve will grow in its place, and this is when the movement returns. How soon will I see the effects and how long do the effects last?
The initial effects of the treatment start to be felt usually within 48 and 72 hours, but it can take up to 14 days to see the full effect. We generally require you to attend a follow up appointment 2-3 weeks if you would like your treatment reviewed by our practitioners. The effects of the treatment usually last between 3 and 5 months, this will vary from person to person.
Deep lines will be softened and may take several treatments until the optimum result is seen. Fine lines can almost disappear. To frequent or excessive dosing of Botulinum toxin may increase the risk of antibodies in the blood which may lead to failure of treatment. a chance to re-establish.
With this in mind and the recommended license guidelines, botulinum toxin treatments are carried out after 12 weeks. You should have further treatment when the muscle activity returns but before the lines and wrinkles have had a chance to re-establish.