Where can you inject botox
on the face?
What is Botulinum toxin, and why is it used?
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. BotoxⓇ is the most commonly known brand of botulinum toxin and the one Dr.Fiona uses in her clinic as she feel it delivers the best and most consistent results for her patients. BotoxⓇ is injected directly into the muscle and acts by blocking the signal between the nerve and the muscle, preventing the muscle from contracting.
What areas can be treated with Botox?
The most commonly treated areas are:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Forehead lines
- “Crows feet” at the outer edge of the eyes
- “Smokers lines” around the mouth
However, BotoxⓇ can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions including excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), teeth grinding (bruxism) as well as reducing the appearance of a “gummy smile” and what patients describe as a “cobblestone chin”. It can also be used to contour your face and jawline leading to a slimmer appearance as well as tightening the appearance of the jawline and neck (known as the Nefertiti Lift).
Is Botox painful?
Most patients can attest that the anticipation is far more uncomfortable than the procedure itself! Each injection lasts only seconds. Any discomfort is very mild and over very quickly.
What can I expect?
Although the effects of BotoxⓇ usually start to appear three to seven days, the optimal results will become apparent at two weeks after the procedure. Dr. Fiona insists on reviewing all patients 14-21 days after their initial treatment to assess the results.
How long will the results last?
The results of anti-wrinkle injections typically last around three to four months, depending on the area treated. However, it is worth noting that, with repeated treatment, the effects of BotoxⓇ do gain some longevity. With the repeated relaxation of a muscle, it becomes physically smaller and less able to contract to create the fine lines.
If you are considering BotoxⓇ treatment for your ageing concerns, or for another condition, please get in touch to arrange a consultation. Dr. Fiona will personally address your requirements, expectations and any questions you may have to help you achieve complete skincare confidence.