Botox (also called the liquid facelift) treatments using Botulinum Toxin type A is one of the fastest growing wrinkle relaxing cosmetic procedures today.
For the past 10 years, more and more people have been having this simple non-surgical treatment to both prevent and smooth away wrinkles to gain a refreshed and youthful look.
We all get more lines as we get older. This is because as we age our skin loses moisture, elasticity and strength. Therefore after years of constant facial expressions, we start to develop wrinkles which appear with facial movement. These dynamic wrinkles become more noticeable and deeper which often results in a constant tired or ‘angry’ look.
Botox offers a natural-looking solution.
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is a medication that contains the active ingredient Botulinum toxin type A. The medical industry have been using this biologically produced protein of Clostridium Botulinum bacteria since the 1980’s as medication for various conditions.
Botulinum toxin has been FDA approved.
HOW SAFE IS BOTOX?
Botulinum Toxin is currently among the safest treatment methods available. 99% of treatments are entirely free of adverse effects, when administered correctly.
If side effects ever occur, they are generally mild and temporary. No long-term effects of Botulinum toxin have been reported after twenty years of clinical experience. However, women who are pregnant or nursing should take caution and avoid Botox treatments during this period.
HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?
Botulinum Toxin blocks the nerve transmission to reduce the contractions of the facial muscles. After the treatment the facial muscles are relaxed resulting in the smoothing out of existing wrinkles. These effects last between 4 - 6 months and prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Dr. Grieve uses an ultra-thin syringe needle to inject the Botox into the muscles that cause wrinkles. Treatments are quick and almost painless.
The full effects of Botox for wrinkles can be visible within 7 – 14 days after the injections. Botox is ideal for treating wrinkles such:
- Crow's feet (Eye wrinkles)
- Eyebrow lift
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Smile lift
- Plumper lips
- Plumping hollow cheecks
- Naso-labial folds
- Dimpled chin
- Square jaw
- Sagging jaw line
- Neck lines
Botox is also widely used for effectively treating a variety of different conditions other than wrinkles.
The first consultation takes between 15 to 30 minutes and subsequent treatments take just 15 minutes.
BOTOX TREATMENTS FOR HYPERHIDROSIS
Botox can effectively treat excessive sweating under the arms, as well as the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Results usually last between 4 - 6 months.
BOTOX TREATMENTS FOR BRUXISM
Teeth grinding is common in many adults. Botulinum Toxin reduces the ability to grind and clench over-zealously without interfering with normal chewing ability.
After 5 or 6 injections, you’ll start feeling the difference and the symptoms will start to dissipate. No more migraines, jaw aches and neck pains. Another treatment is necessary after 6 months which is then usually enough to break the habit. You may just save your teeth, your gums, and your sanity.
BOTOX TREATMENTS FOR MIGRAINES
A very effective treatment for the prevention of chronic migraine headaches. Results lasts around 3 - 4 months.