Botox Cosmetic® is a prescription medicine injected into muscles to temporarily remove moderate to severe lines and wrinkles.
Like Botox®, Xeomin and Dysport are products that use lab-purified strain of the botulinum toxin. These three vary slightly in duration and price. Book a consultation with us to determine which is best for you.
How it works
The lab-purified toxin blocks nerve impulses to the muscles, reducing movements that cause lines. This non-surgical treatment must be performed by healthcare professionals.
Common treatment areas include:
- Eye region
- Mouth area
Botox® can also be used to treat muscle spasms, headaches, scars, excessive underarm sweating, blepharospasm (eyelid twitching), and strabismus (droopy eyelids).
things to note
At recommended dosages, there have been no confirmed cases of serious spread of Botox® from injection sites.
At Reviva, our directing physician Dr. Ngai performs all Botox®, Xeomin, and Dysport injections. It is never delegated to other clinicians.
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Q: What is Botox Cosmetic®?
A: Botox Cosmetic® is a non-surgical, temporary treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. Very low doses of a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium are administered via a few tiny injections into the muscles that cause stubborn lines. This usually takes 10 minutes.
No recovery time is needed, and within days you will see an improvement that may last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
Q: How does Botox Cosmetic® work?
A: Frown lines form between your brows over time as the result of muscle activity. Botox Cosmetic® is injected directly into the muscles to block the transmission of nerve impulses. This reduces the activity of those muscles and the lines they form.
Q: When will I see results from my Botox® treatment?
A: Within days, you will see a marked improvement to your moderate to severe frown lines. Improvement will continue for up to a month, with results lasting up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their overall appearances as “moderate to better” one month after treatment, though results may vary.
Results may last up to four months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines will gradually return to their pre-treatment state.
Q: Who can administer Botox Cosmetic®?
A: Any authorized healthcare professional can administer Botox® , but dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors), and other physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced. Consult an experienced physician to determine if Botox Cosmetic® is right for you.
Q: Are Botox Cosmetic® treatments painful?
A: Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injection, your physician may numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetia. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people return directly to work (or play) after treatment.
Q: Who should not use Botox Cosmetic®?
A: Botox Cosmetic® should not be used if there is an infection in the desired injection site or if you have a known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Patients with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may have increased risks of serious side effects.
Q: Will my face look natural?
A: At Reviva Laser Skin Clinic, we understand the need for convincing rejuvenation! Botox® treatments will give you visible results, but will not radically change your face. The muscle activity that causes frown lines is simply reduced, so you can still react appropriately to a surprise party or an annoying neighbour.
Q: What happens to my frown lines if I don’t continue treatment?
A: If you choose not to get further treatment, the lines between your brows will gradually go back to the way they were.
Q: Is Botox Cosmetic® expensive?
A: Botox Cosmetic® is more affordable than other facial beauty treatments. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Botox Cosmetic® treatments are one of the least expensive beauty procedures as of 2003.
Like other investments in your outer self, such as haircuts, hair dyes, teeth whitening, or chemical peels, you should weigh the cost and your expectations. Feel free to visit Reviva for a free, no-strings consultation.