Wrinkle Relaxation Injections - Faqs
Wrinkle Relaxing Injections frequently asked questions are presented below:
What exactly is Botox?
Botox contains a purified protein botulinum toxin A which causes muscles to relax.
Is Botox safe?
Botox has been proven to be an effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions over the last 20 years and has been used cosmetically for more than 10 years and is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world, with an excellent safety record.
How Does it Work?
It works by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscles to prevent them contracting therefore preventing dynamic wrinkles from forming
What are Dynamic Lines/Wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles occur when we use our muscles to form facial expressions. During facial expressions such as smiling and frowning our muscles contract and cause our skin to wrinkle
Will Botox Remove all my Lines and Wrinkles?
Deeper lines which have been there for a long time may not be removed, botox may be used to relax the muscles and soften the line then dermal filler may be used to replace lost volume.
What are the Possible Side Effects?
Most common side effect is bruising so avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory tablets or Vitamin E 48 hours prior to treatment, other side effects are itching, tingling or headache, all of which are temporary
Contraindications to Treatment
- Anyone with an allergy to Clostridium botulinum toxin A
- Any infection at the proposed injection site
- Anyone suffering from myasthenia gravis, Eaton Lambert Syndrome or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Any woman who is pregnant or breast feeding.