What is Botox?
Botox is the brand name of an injection given in extremely small doses into specific facial muscles to correct problems like wrinkles and frown lines.
How does it work?
Facial expressions occur when the brain sends a signal to muscle tissue. Botox blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. This relaxes the muscles and stops them contracting, leaving the overlying skin smooth and unwrinkled.
What is the treatment like?
Botox is injected using a disposable syringe with a very fine needle. The pain associated with injections is minimal. Many patients describe it as an ant bite sting for a few seconds. No local anesthetic is required and you can resume normal activities immediately. Treatment takes around 15 minutes, depending on the number of areas you wish to treat.
Where can it be used?
Botox is used widely for the elimination of:
Frown lines between the eyebrows
Horizontal forehead lines
Crow’s feet or smile lines around the eyes
Excessive Sweating – Hyperhidrosis
Neck lines and