|Botox® is a highly purified
naturally occurring protein complex. It has been thoroughly
researched and tested. In cosmetic treatments we use a
tiny amount for each injection. It has been used for
over twenty years, on adults, children and even infants
for the treatment of a variety of conditions caused by
muscle spasm, including spasm of the vocal cords.
image above shows someone forcing a frown, creating
a line or wrinkle. The second image shows the same
person approximately two weeks later trying to recreate
the same frown. Because the muscles are temporarily
unable to create a frown experssion there are no
longer visible wrinkles or lines.
The cosmetic use of Botox®
is a direct outgrowth of these previous uses and is a
safe and effective treatment. It is administered only
by qualified Nurses, Doctors or Dentists.
By relaxing the muscles, the skin becomes smooth and unwrinkled.
Additionally because muscles work in opposing ways, so
too can the effect of Botox. Some muscles enable us to
literally ‘lift’ our expressions. Other muscles
‘pull down’ creating frown lines. Botox can
neutralise these frown lines and also lift some muscles,
for example lifting the eyebrow to create a more arched
Botox is administered by a fine needle to the desired
area in tiny amounts. Whilst the treatment time is short
(20minutes average) the time the Botox takes to effect
the muscle can be from 1-2 weeks.
For about 3-4 months you will have a smoother look and
feel to the areas treated. Usually but not limited to
the forehead, frown lines and crow’s feet. Muscle
activity will then become noticeable and this is when
many decide to have another treatment appointment made.