Evidence and experience have shown that prolonged use of Botox® over a period of 10 years does slow down the ageing process.
Botox® is used to relax muscles that are over active for example a person that frowns a lot, the Botox® will relax that muscle and it will look softer.
Injections take a few minutes; the effects kick in after 4-8 days and last for about 3 months. The most popular areas for injection are between the eyebrows, across the forehead, and around the eyes also called “crow’s feet”. Botox® is a purified botulinum neurotoxin type A complex, produced from a culture of the A strain of bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum Type A. Although the Clostridium bacteria cause botulism, the Botox ® facial extract does not. Botulinum toxin A has been safely used for 30 years as a treatment for spasms in eye muscles, in much greater amounts than those used for cosmetic work.
Botox® is charged by the units of Botox®, so the total cost depends on how much and how many areas you’ll be having treated. The cost of Botox varies as gender differences, muscle mass differences etc. plays a role in the dosage. Men would need 1,5 times the amount of Botox. Keep in mind that the less units injected, the less the duration of effect. It is important to know exactly how many units you have received for each area. We prefer to under-correct and see how each face looks after 3 weeks before doing more.
The new trend is called “Baby Botox® when less units are injected intentionally. By relaxing facial expressions with Botox, we can prevent the breaks in the skin, commonly known as wrinkles. If the skin is continually relaxed, collagen can build up in the area that is treated and the wrinkle will improve.
Repeated Botox injections (every 4 to 5 months) will ensure a superior long term result as collagen is not depleted by the constant motion of our muscles. Botox® is also very effective to decrease sweaty armpits. Book your appointment for your aesthetic injection.
Baby Botox® “Baby Bo” as it is known in Hollywood is coined when less units are injected intentionally (usually in women) so that the duration of effect is much shorter allowing actors to have their facial expressions back sooner for a new role.