What causes frown lines?
Contrary to popular belief, frown lines are not always caused by age. Age is a factor, but repeated facial movements, such as frowning or squinting, can also create frown lines, and this means they may develop even in younger adults.
How is Botox®/Xeomin® administered for frown line removal?
Prescription Botox®/Xeomin® is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.
How does Botox®/Xeomin® work?
With just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and above the eyebrows, Botox®/Xeomin® stops the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
Is the procedure painful?
Since the smallest available needles are used, minimal to no discomfort is felt during the frown lines removal procedure.
How long does Botox®/Xeomin® last?
Botox®/Xeomin® normally lasts around 3-4 months. The maximum effects of Botox®/Xeomin® are usually seen at about 2 weeks, so if a touch up is required, you can generally treat the same area again at that time.
What is the downtime after Botox®/Xeomin®?
As with any procedure involving needles, there is a small chance of mild bruising or mild transient redness at the area of injection. The procedure takes about 5 minutes and you may drive after it. There are no restrictions on your activity thereafter.
If you are interested in learning more about Botox®/Xeomin® use for any of these treatments, please contact Clinic Eleven on to schedule a consultation with one of our Cosmetic Medicine Nurses.
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Please take the time to read our Botulinum Toxin Type A page as this informs you of the contraindications and side-effects of these treatments. Botulinum Toxin is a medicine and must be treated as such, only to be injected by a Registered Medical Professional.
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BOTOX® is a prescription medicine containing 100 units of Clostridium Botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines and associated ‘crow’s feet’ around the eyes. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialists about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with neuro-muscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning sensation or redness at injection site, temporary local muscle weakness including eyelid droop, decreased sensation and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns, talk to your doctor. A charge applies. Allergan Pharmaceutical, Auckland.
Xeomin® is a Prescription Medicine containing 50, 100 LD50 Units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines on the forehead in adults. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Xeomin treatment lasts about four months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Cautions: Generalised disorders of muscle activity; Infection or inflammation at the proposed injection sites, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects: headache, pain, swelling or infection at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea. You will need to pay for this medicine. Discuss with your specialist if Xeomin is right for you. For more information or for a copy of CMI please contact the NZ distributor: NZMS Ltd: 2a Fisher Crescent, Mt Wellington, Auckland, Ph 09 259 4062.TAPS NA7621.