Want to know more about Botox? Botox Skin Treatment has a list of Botox FAQ’s that will cover all you ever wanted to know about non-surgical Botox Treatment.

What is Botox?
Botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) is a complex protein produced by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It produces a total of seven different toxins all of which have the same effect, the paralysis of muscle. One of the toxins, Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A, is available for medical use under the trade name BOTOX® (USA, Africa). The effects of BOTOX® are utilized to alleviate muscle spasm or to weaken a muscle’s activity for therapeutic purposes. In therapeutic applications, minute quantities of botulinum neurotoxin type A are injected directly into targeted muscles. Botox skin treatments of cosmetic conditions require proper identification of the relevant muscles.

Is Botox Safe?
Since 1990, success rates of Botox Skin Treatments have been reported in the medical literature of over 90%. Wide attention has been given to Botox and more and more applications have been found for it, often with equally impressive success rates. Botox is now the skin treatment choice for dynamic wrinkles on the face and repeated studies have demonstrated that it is a very safe and effective treatment.

How is Botox Used?
A series of tiny injections into the target muscles are carried out with a very fine needle. The sites of the injection will vary slightly from patient to patient, and according to the activity and strength of the muscles involved.

How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
Botox skin treatment benefits begin to show in 3-10 days after the treatment appointment and last on average three to four months, after which it can be repeated. All effects of the toxin ultimately reverse with time.

What are possible Side Effects and Complications of Botox Skin Treatment?
Side effects are generally transitory, well tolerated, and amenable to treatment. They are related to the dose of Botox administered. Persistent complications are distinctly rare, and serious side effects are uncommon. Some of the reported side effects include:

  • Flu like symptoms
  • Tenderness
  • numbness or bruising at the site of the injection
  • headaches may also occur, but are also mild, transient and uncommon

If the patient is PREGNANT or BREAST FEEDING, Botox Skin Treatment is not recommended.

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Want to know more about Dermal Fillers? See below for a list of Dermal Fillers FAQ’s:

Are the Dermal Filler injections painful?
Due to the tiny size of the needles used, mild discomfort can be expected. To alleviate this and for superficial wrinkles, topical anaesthetic cream can be applied. For treatment around the mouth and lips, a local anaesthetic injection similar to those used for dental treatment can be administered which results in the treatment being pain free and comfortable.

What can Dermal Fillers be used for?
Dermal Fillers can be used to smooth out most facial lines, including forehead lines, nasio-labial folds, lip lines, glabellar frown lines, acne scars and facial scars. They can also be used for facial re-contouring, replacing lost volume and lip enhancement creating a fuller more sensual look.

How long does it take for the Dermal Filler skin treatment and when will I see results?
The procedure normally takes about 20-40 minutes and the results are instant.

What can and can’t I do after the skin treatment?
You can carry on life as normal as any redness can be covered with makeup. You should leave the treated area alone for 48 hours to let it settle. It is advisable to not have a facial or similar treatment that may disturb the products or expose the newly treated areas to strong sunlight for 2-3 days after treatment.

How long does the Dermal Filler skin treatment last for?
For about 6-9 months depending on the individual.

Are there any possible side effects?
After the treatment there may be some redness and minimal swelling which normally settles in 1-2 days. Very occasionally patients can suffer some bruising at the injection site. Swelling normally settles in 1-2 days after injection in the skin and within a week after injection to the lip.
If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that a needle puntcture site could contribute to another outbreak. However taking a course of Zovirax or Aciclovir tablets prior to the day of treatment can reduce the chances of this occurring.

Who is suitable for these skin treatments?
Almost everyone except for those patients that are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can Dermal Fillers be used in conjunction with other aesthetic procedures such as Botox skin treatment?
Yes, in fact it is now more common to use “combination therapy” to obtain the best possible results.

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