Botox® is the brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is injected into specific muscles, causing controlled relaxation of the muscles.
Botox® Cosmetic is a quick treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to deeper frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
Botox® cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries around the world.
The FDA approved such usage in the late 1980’s when it was discovered that Botox® could stop ailments such as uncontrolled blinking and lazy eye.
Cosmetic physicians have been using Botox® for years to successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases. Also treats increased sweating of the armpits.
Botox® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet- the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years.
Your Doctor will inject these muscles with Botox® to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Botox® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is trained and a medical expert in facial anatomy, which Dr Aloe is and has had 12 years of experience in performing these procedures.
Feel free to talk to Dr Aloe about what results you are looking for from this treatment.
Some patients report that being injected with Botox® feels like a pinch. Your Doctor may use ice or numbing cream to the area before administering your treatment if required.
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping which is treatable and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling. Other possible side effects include dry mouth, temporary discomfort at the injection site, tiredness, headache, blurred vision, dry eyes and allergic reactions. These are not all the possible serious side effects of Botox® Cosmetic. Talk to your Doctor if you have any concerns or questions.
Dr Aloe will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you at your initial consultation which is complimentary regardless if you go ahead with the treatment or not.
The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.
You can expect real noticeable results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting 3-4 months.
After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and your doctor may give you specific aftercare instructions. We do however recommend that you don’t have any facial treatments like microdermabrasion or facials on the same day and up to 2 days post treatment.
YES! Botox® has been clinically evaluated in male patients too.
More and more men are getting treated with BOTOX® and are loving it