Botox Treatment

Botox

In small doses, Botox can assist in reducing skin wrinkles resulting in a smoother more youthful appearance.

  • Procedure takes 10-30 mins

  • Results are seen around 10-14 days

  • Treatment lasts 2-4 months

 
What is Botox®?

 

Botox® (botulinum toxin a) is a refined neurotoxic protein produced by the bacteria clostridium botulinum. It prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, that stimulates muscle contraction, and causes a temporary paralysis. It has been used medically for almost 40 years, treating a range of neurological and urological diseases.Botox® has been used in cosmetic medicine over the last 20 years and is one of the most studied medicines in the world.

How long does Botox last?

 

Botox injections last on average 2-4 months, depending on the dose injected. Patients with a faster metabolism may find they metabolise the product quicker than others.

I use the brand Xeomin® as I feel this product provides the best results.

Are there any contraindications?

 

Yes, the following patients cannot have Botox®:

  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women

  • Patients with a known allergy to Botulinum Toxin A

  • Patients with Myasthenia Gravis or other defective neuromuscular transmission disorders.

I don’t want to look frozen, how can I achieve a natural result?

Everyone’s face is unique and requires different doses. I tailor the dose according to your goals and my professional judgement. The goal is to achieve a natural result and I’d rather under treat you and top up at your follow up appointment, than over treat you. Rest assured, you will not leave my clinic looking like the patients that appear on Botched - I promise.

 

Botox Before & After

 

FAQs

All of your Botox questions answered...

What is Botox®?


Botox® (botulinum toxin a) is a refined neurotoxic protein produced by the bacteria clostridium botulinum. It prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, that stimulates muscle contraction, and causes a temporary paralysis. It has been used medically for almost 40 years, treating a range of neurological and urological diseases.Botox® has been used in cosmetic medicine over the last 20 years and is one of the most studied medicines in the world.




How long does Botox last?


Botox injections last on average 2-4 months, depending on the dose injected. Patients with a faster metabolism may find they metabolise the product quicker than others. I use the brand Xeomin® as I feel this product provides the best results.




Are there any contraindications?


Yes, the following patients cannot have Botox®:

  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Patients with a known allergy to Botulinum Toxin A
  • Patients with Myasthenia Gravis or other defective neuromuscular transmission disorders.




I don’t want to look frozen, how can I achieve a natural result?


Everyone’s face is unique and requires different doses. I tailor the dose according to your goals and my professional judgement. The goal is to achieve a natural result and I’d rather under treat you and top up at your follow up appointment, than over treat you. Rest assured, you will not leave my clinic looking like the patients that appear on Botched - I promise.




Is there anything I need to know beforehand?


Certain medications and health supplements can affect how blood clots. When you have Botox injected, sometimes you can bleed or bruise. To help minimise this, and if it is medically appropriate to do so, 7-10 days prior to your Botox appointment please cease the following medication & supplements:

  • Aspirin
  • NSAIDS (ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen, voltaren)
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Vitamin E
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Fish and cod liver oil
  • Ginko biloba




What do I need to be aware of after my botox treatment?


To ensure you recover well, please avoid the following:

  • Alcohol, as it thins the blood and increases risk of bruising (24 hours)
  • Exercise (24 hours)
  • Laying flat on your back or lying face down (at least 4 hours)
  • Avoid rubbing/massaging the area injected (12 hours)
  • Wearing a helmet or goggles (12 hours)
  • Applying make up (12 hours)
  • Touching your face
It is common to experience a slight swelling, a headache or pain at the injection sites post injection. Ensure you maintain hydration and if you need to, take some paracetamol to help with pain. You are welcome to take some arnica to help with bruising.




How long does Botox take to kick in?


Please remember, Botox takes 10-14 days to kick in completely. It is normal to experience some mild asymmetries during this time. At your follow up, as stated above, I can assess you and add more botox if need be.




Do you offer a follow up consultation?


Yes! If you are new to Enhance Cosmetic Clinic, I offer a complimentary two week follow up that allows me to assess the following:

  • How you have responded to treatment
  • Whether you need a top up
  • Are you satisfied with your results?
  • Compare before and after photos
We are working together to achieve the results you require as best we can.