Botox

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About Botox

The anti-ageing properties of botulinum, a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, is likely behind many well-preserved faces in Hollywood.

When injected, Botox relaxes muscles, preventing skin from creasing and causing wrinkles. It’s very effective for ‘expression lines’, such as frown and surprise lies on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes.

It is also common for adjusting brow height and shape, tightening up the corners of the mouth, reducing gummy lines, reducing vertical neckbands and more.

FAQs

What is Botox?

The anti-ageing properties of botulinum, a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, is likely behind many well-preserved faces in Hollywood.

How does Botox work?

When injected, Botox relaxes muscles, preventing skin from creasing and causing wrinkles. Simply put, Botox works by blocking nerves from sending neurotransmitters, which stops muscles from contracting.

How long does Botox last?

The duration that Botox lasts differs from person to person. Some people see results for up to 6 months, but in general the effects of Botox will begin to wane after 3-4 months.

Where on my body can I have Botox injected?

Botox is injected into different areas of the face. Some common areas include:

  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Top of the nose – these are called bunny lines, which is a small wrinkle when somebody raises their nose
  • Under the eyes – known as the tear trough
  • Chin – this stops dimples
  • Jawline
  • Neck

How quickly will I notice the results?

You will see the full effects of your Botox injections 14 days after treatment. However, many people observe the effects as early as three days after their injections.

Will there be side effects after my treatment?

Like any drug, Botox can cause side effects. Please seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Problems swallowing, speaking or breathing
  • Loss of strength in muscles other than those targeted with injections
  • Double vision, blurred vision or drooping eyelids
  • Hoarseness or change of voice
  • Loss of bladder control

Can you use Botox for facial slimming?

Botox can be used for facial slimming. This is done by targeting the masseter muscles at the back of the jaw, which can give the face a square or moon-shaped appearance.

Can I drive after receiving Botox?

Receiving Botox does not require you go under general anaesthetic. It also does not have an immediate onset, which means you are fine to drive afterwards.

How soon can I return to normal activities?

We recommend that you do not conduct any strenuous activity on the day of your treatment. This includes bending over or lying down.

Can you become resistant to Botox?

Generally, people to do become resistant to botox.

How much does Botox treatment cost?

A full face analysis by one of our HLGP general practitioners who are fully trained in cosmetic procedures can be booked to discuss exactly what your expectation is and the final outcome.

How do I book in for Botox?

You can book in for Botox by contacting our clinic.