Botox is a trade name for Botulinum Toxin A. It is widely used medically to treat various muscular disorders. In cosmetics, Botox is successfully used to treat severe glabella (frown lines).
It can be utilised to remove wrinkles in the eyebrow region, or alternatively, on the skin to the side of the eye (“crows’ feet”, shown above) and in the frown lines on the forehead.
The Botulinium toxins block the signals that would normally tell your muscles to contract. It is injected into the muscles surrounding the brow area so that these muscles do not “scrunch up”. The wrinkles in that area, referred to as furrows or frown lines, temporarily vanish.
The Botox is injected in minute quantities to the specific area using tiny needles. It is a fairly painless procedure.
A slight tenderness at the site of injection, sometimes associated with redness and slight swelling. The effect of the Botox will be visible 2-4 weeks after its application.
Headaches, bruising and soreness at injection site.
Continue with normal cleansing and moisturising. Please note that botox only maintains a temporary effect and must be repeated every 3-4 months.