HOW DOES IT WORK?
Repeated facial muscular contractions such as frowning and squinting form lines known as dynamic wrinkles. As your skin ages, these repeated expressions cause lasting frown lines, forehead lines, crowsfeet, bunny lines, lip lines and depressed corners of the mouth and brows. Neuromodulators such as Botox and Xeomin block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions so these lines are softened, giving the face a more relaxed and refreshed appearance.
Areas that can be treated include forehead lines, frown lines, crows feet or smile lines, bunny lines around the nose, chin dimpling and neck bands. Botox can also be used for facial slimming, excessive sweating of the hands, feet and armpits, for migraine prevention and to reduce jaw clenching and grinding.
WHO SHOULD GET BOTOX?
Those showing or looking to prevent wrinkling and fine facial lines that haven’t quite set or only appear when you are contracting your facial muscles eg. squinting.
WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Forehead lines, Crow’s Feet, Frown Lines, Eyebrow - Lift, Jawline - for facial slimming and enhancement, Dimpled Chin, Gummy Smile, Bunny Lines, Neck Lines
Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating, migraines and jaw pain from clenching or grinding (TMJ)
DOES IT HURT
Patients report minimal to no discomfort. We use ice to numb the treatment area and offer a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment if you are concerned about discomfort.
Every 3-5 months.
Seen within 5-7 days. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 5 months, at which time another treatment is required. After several treatments, the effects may begin to last longer.
NOTE: The treatment only relaxes the muscles beneath the wrinkles at the injection site, so the other elements of facial expression remain active and you will still look natural. Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave your our office.
Instructions provided after treatment.