Botox

What is Botox?

Botox® is administered in aesthetic medicine clinics through small-dose injections that relax facial muscles that cause expression lines. Derived from botulinum toxin type A, Botox® is a purified inactive protein that temporarily blocks nerve impulses when injected into specific muscles, and limits muscle contractions to reduce the appearance of expression lines. This muscle-relaxant effect is progressive and results in a visible improvement 5 to 10 days following injections; However, the more you use Botox® the more each targeted muscle loses its ability to contract, extending the timeframe between subsequent visits.
The secret to aesthetically pleasing results lies in just the right amount of Botox® injected into the right treatment areas. Since one of the most common concerns among patients is the expressionless “frozen look”, choosing an experienced specialist who follows an individual approach to natural-looking results is key to treatment success.

BOTOX Cosmetic® are used to:

  • Reduce forehead and nose lines
  • Lessen crows-feet (small lines around the eyes)
  • Lift the eyebrow
  • Reduce tiny wrinkles around the lip
  • Redefine jawline
  • Eliminate or lessen chin dimples
  • Soften neck lines

 BOTOX Therapeutic® are used for :

  • Migraines and Tension Headaches

When used as a pain alleviate, BOTOX® is injected symmetrically in the facial areas. It has been extremely effective in treating migraines when many other treatments have failed. Migraines and Tension Headaches are medical conditions that may be covered under your extended benefits plan.**

  • Hyperhidrosis

For those who suffer from excessive sweating in the armpits and/or on the face and head, BOTOX® may be the right solution. It helps to alleviate excessive sweating by interrupting the signal from the nerve to the sweat gland. Usually within one to two weeks, depending on the amount of BOTOX® injected, hyperhidrosis clients see their amount of sweating reduce to normal or sub-normal levels.Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that may be covered under your extended health benefits plan.

FAQ

How does botox cosmetic work?

Every time you contract your muscles, they squeeze together to create a crease. Over time, that crease forms a wrinkle. BOTOX Cosmetic® is a purified protein that is injected into the muscle and interrupts the signal that causes the muscle to contract. This relaxes the area and prevents the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles.

How long does a treatment take?

The procedure lasts only a few minutes. No anesthesia is needed since injections are made with a small-gauge needle that minimizes any discomfort.

How long will it last?

the effect lasts for 3 to 6 months, depending on individual, the areas treated, and dose.

What are the side effects?

Common side effects may include local discomfort, redness, swelling and possible bruising at the injection site, as well as tightness or a slight headache. These are normal, temporary and will subside on their own.

Who should not use this treatment?

Those who are pregnant, nursing or have a neurological disease should not be treated.

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