Botox® (Wrinkle therapy)

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BOTOX® is a protein, which locally prevents the nerves from activating the muscles in a reversible way, for up to six months. It is often referred to as a toxin, however this is only in the context of massive doses, many hundreds of thousands of times the dose that we use – this is the case with almost all medicines that are prescribed. I prefer to describe it as a wrinkle relaxing protein.

BOTOX® is injected beneath the skin and sometimes into the underlying muscle. By relaxing the muscle it is effective in treating:

  • Frown lines
  • Forehead Furrows
  • Crow’s feet

Sometimes by careful management in several of these areas, a brow lift can be achieved – the so called “chemical brow lift”.

With BOTOX® there is minimal recovery time.

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This lady has had treatment for her Crow’s feet.  Maximum effect occurs after about two weeks and lasts up to 6 months.

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