Botox is used in tiny amounts in different areas on the face. It can lift the outer part of a sagging eyebrow, the corners of the mouth, as well as help, smooth out cobblestoned or dimpled chins. Botox isn’t used in the lines around the mouth because it can be challenging to eat and speak.  

What is Botox?

Botox is an injected liquid used to treat smile and squint lines, frown lines, forehead wrinkles and nasal crunch lines. By relaxing the underlying muscles, these lines become less deep. Botox has been used by medical professionals for over 20 years to treat thousands of patients both cosmetically and medically. Botox is purified under very strictly controlled conditions. The effects of Botox will gradually wear off naturally over 3-6 months following treatment.

How long do the effects of Botox last?

Most patients report that the results of Botox injections generally last around 3-6 month, but this varies from patient to patient. Most patients go back 3-4 times during the first year for touch up treatments then 2-3 times a year after that.

Finding a good Botox doctor

First, find out if any of your friends or co-worker have had Botox and ask them about their experience and recommendations. After you’ve found a reputable doctor book a consultation, and find out how many years he/she has been administering Botox injections. For amazing results, visit Adelaide Botox specialists — epiclinic, their doctors and medical technicians are among the most experienced nationally and internationally.

How long does Botox take to work?

The effects may be first noticed in 72 hours, but it may take up to 7 days to maximise the effect. Your injector may request that you go back for a visit so he/she can check to see how you are responding to the Botox treatment. You may only see a partial response in your initial set of Botox injections. This is normal; complete relaxation may not be seen until after the second or third treatment.

Do Botox injections hurt?

Botox is injected with a tiny needle; thus, it causes very little pain when injected. Botox does not cause any inflammation or irritation. In some cases, patients have complained that there is a mild stinging sensation, but overall there is no irritation.

Are there any medical side effects?

The side effects involved with Botox include eyelid or eyebrow drooping, bruising, flu-like symptoms and a temporary headache. Several of the side effects of Botox are experienced mainly when significant amounts are injected for treating medical related issues like hyperhidrosis and neurological disorders as opposed to the smaller amounts that are used for aesthetic reasons. Very rare allergic reactions have been reported.

 

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