Botox is a protein (botulinum toxin type A or botulinum toxin) that is used in cosmetic dermatology to eliminate facial wrinkles and is the most popular anti-aging treatment available. Treatment with botox is minimally invasive and provides dramatic results immediately.
Duration and frequency of treatment
Botox is recommended 2-4 times a year and how long it lasts ranges from 4-6 months. For older patients, the duration of efficacy is reduced, so starting botox at a younger age is recommended.
- Eyes (crow’s feet)
- Forehead (expression wrinkles)
- In between the eyebrows (frown lines)
- Eyelids (droopy eyelids)
- Lips and mouth (expression wrinkles)
- For lifting the corners of the mouth to eliminate the sad face (marionette lines)
- Nose (bunny nose wrinkles)
- Neckline and chest
- Neck (Nefertiti Lift for neck wrinkles)
- Preventing or eliminating wrinkles on the face, neck and neck line.
- When done properly, the application of botox does not alter the natural expression of the face.
- The finalized effect will show in approximately 7-15 days after treatment.
Possible side effects
- Slight bruising at the point of injection which will gradually subside.
- Unbalanced wrinkle reduction, which we undertake to correct and eliminate within 15 days at no additional cost.
- Please note, that if botox is applied by a skilled dermatologist, there will rarely be any negative side effects.
Contrary to popular belief, the use of Botox (for both men and women) should not be limited to patients whose wrinkles have already appeared. In fact, botox should be carried out as soon as the first wrinkles appear (usually around 25 years old). These can be treated with a “baby botox” treatment that many young men and women who are after a slight “correction” of their facial wrinkles opt for. For “baby botox”, a different technique is used which doesn’t allow wrinkles to become permanent, thus the face maintains its natural, youthful facial expression.