BOTOX Cosmetic® is a treatment for wrinkles caused by repeated movements. The most commonly treated areas include:
Am I a good candidate for Botox Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic is best suited for patients who do not want surgery, but desire reduction or elimination of wrinkles in certain areas. These include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the lateral eyes (“crow’s feet”), the upper lip, and the top of the nose (“bunny lines”). Botox Cosmetic can also be used to slightly raise the eyebrows and the corners of the mouth. There are no medical contraindications to Botox Cosmetic injections, but patients should not use blood thinning medications around the time of the injection to reduce potential bruising.
How does Botox Cosmetic work?
A motor nerve tells a muscle to move by releasing a “neurotransmitter”, or chemical that touches the muscle and causes contraction. Botox Cosmetic prevents the release of neurotransmitters, leading to paralysis of effected muscles.
When are the effects of Botox Cosmetic seen?
Muscle paralysis develops over the week following injection, and maximal wrinkle reduction is seen up to one month after injection.
What kinds of wrinkles are treated with Botox Cosmetic?
Wrinkles that are created by muscle movement are improved with Botox Cosmetic. These wrinkles are referred to as “dynamic”, and are usually not prominent when the muscles are relaxed. In contrast, a “static” wrinkle is present even when the face is completely relaxed. This type of wrinkle is usually not improved with Botox Cosmetic.
How long does Botox Cosmetic last?
Botox Cosmetic effects last up to five months, at which point muscle movement returns to normal.
How many times can I have Botox Cosmetic injected?
There is no limit to the number of injections a patient can have over time.
Do Botox Cosmetic injections ever become ineffective?
Some patients develop resistance to Botox Cosmetic over time, but this is very uncommon.
When should I consider surgery instead of Botox Cosmetic?
Since the effects of Botox Cosmetic are temporary, patients may eventually want to consider surgical procedures that can have a longer effect on wrinkle reduction. Also, surgical lifting of soft tissue (through facelift, neck lift, midface lift, and brow lift) is the often the best way to restore volume and a more youthful position of the face.
What are the risks of Botox Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic is extremely safe. One risk of the injection process is bruising, which is rare and resolves quickly. Another potential risk is weakness in surrounding muscles, created by unwanted spread of the Botox Cosmetic. For example, the upper eyelid may not open completely after injecting into the brow region. This effect resolves quickly, and with proper injection technique the risk is eliminated.
Is it Safe?
It has been proven to be very safe when administered correctly by a physician with experience in botox cosmetics. Botox cosmetic is an approved drug used to treat patients for cosmetic wrinkles. VismayaKlinik is a specialised centerin the administration of botox, and in our experienced hands, the procedure will be done safely and result in significant cosmetic improvement.
How does it work?
BOTOX Cosmetic® works by simply relaxing the muscles underneath the skin to create a smooth and refreshed appearance.
How long does the procedure take?
Generally, after the consultation, the procedure only takes up to 15 -30 minutes.Since there is no downtime – you can do it on your lunchtime – and no one would know you have had it done!
How quickly does it work?
It can take UP TO 2 weeks for it to take full effect. Usually we ask patients to wait for the 14 days to pass in order to fully see the results.
How is it done?
It is injected with a very tiny needle (it only feels like a little pinch).
How long does BOTOX Cosmetic® last? Is it Permanent?
No – BOTOX Cosmetic® is not permanent. It lasts between 3-4 months on average but everyone is different.If you follow the directions given to you by our doctors you can eventually increase the duration of results from each treatment.
Does it hurt?
Most patients say the injections feel similar to a little pinch, although everyone is different.We usually hear that patients say, “Is that all?”
Is it going to be worse when it wears off?
No! Your face will never get worse if you stop using BOTOX Cosmetic® or when it wears off.BOTOX Cosmetic® “stops / slows” the clock of aging. When you stop getting treatments, the “aging clock” resumes like normal.At the very minimum, you will simply return to where you started. If you use BOTOX Cosmetic® for a number of years and then stop – your muscles learn to relax and therefore, you will end up looking a little better than when you originally started.
How much does it cost?
The cost of treatment varies by each patient and a personal consultation can give you a specific amount.
I don’t want to look like a mask without expression – will that happen?
No. We ensure you get the look you want – as natural as you want.Most people simply want to look NATURAL, RELAXED and REFRESHED, without looking “done”. In the experienced hands at our clinic – patients typically say that no one knows that they had anything done. Friends simply say that they look well rested and great!
What are the side effects?
Side effects are RARE and are NOT PERMANENT. Rarely, there can be some minor bruising (which is easily covered up with makeup) or a slight short term headache. Most patients do not experience any side effects at all
Where does it go in my body?
BOTOX Cosmetic stays local to the muscle where it was injected.After the injection, BOTOX Cosmetic® is simply metabolised & broken down into natural byproducts within a few hours