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Botulinum toxin otherwise known as Botox is a natural substance that comes from plants and animals and in high doses is highly poisonous (hence ‘toxin’).

However, it can be injected into humans in extremely small concentrations and works by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles, effectively leaving the muscles without instructions to contract, therefore paralysing them.

Injected botox prevents the release of acetylcholine, preventing contraction of the muscle cells. The effect of botox injections causes a reduction in muscle contraction allowing the muscles to become more relaxed.  This process helps with the anti-ageing process.

Botox, first introduced in 1989 to treat specific problems of the eye muscles has since been used for an increasing amount of medical and cosmetic purposes. Today, it can be used to treat bladder problems, limb spasticity, facial spasms, migraines, hyperhidrosis (excess sweating), and of course wrinkle formation (the ageing process).

What Areas Can We Treat With Our Botox Injections To Help Reverse The Ageing Process?

We use botox to relax the muscles of the face to prevent wrinkle formation. The process takes about 15-20 minutes depending on the number of muscles treated, and the effect lasts about 2 to 6 month, but on average 3 months in most people.

The botox injection needles used are extremely small and the procedure involves very little pain relative to other injections one may receive medically. The effect usually takes 3-5 days to become apparent, with up to 2 weeks for the full visible effects to be seen.

The 3 Most Common Areas To Be Treated With Botox Injections For The Anti-Ageing Process Are:

The glabellar muscle – this is the muscle at the top of the nose which causes the characteristic ’11 lines’ when frowning. Over time, these lines become more permanent. Botulinum in this muscle reduces the formation of these lines.

The forehead – when eyebrows are raised in surprise, your forehead frontalis muscle forms horizontal lines. Botulinum prevents this. This is of the most popular areas in newscasters and actors (watch for this on TV). Note that to treat the forehead, the glabellar must be done at the same time.

The crows’ feet – the muscles around the eyes do a lot of work when you smile. You’ll notice how these areas wrinkle especially at the side of the eyes. Again, over time these become permament. Note that treating both eyes counts as a single ‘area’ of treatment

Botox Injections can also be used to treat other areas of the face in combination with other beauty treatments – your clinician can discuss these with you.

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