Botox* at Clinic Eleven on the Kapiti Coast
Doctors and Skin Specialists have been using Botox* for years to successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases for their patients. Botox* is the brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum.
How Does Botox* Work?
After an injection Botox* blocks the signals that travel from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can’t contract. That makes your wrinkles relax and soften. Usually Botox* is used on your forehead lines, crow’s feet (which are the lines around the eye), and frown lines. However, deep wrinkles caused by sun damage and the normal effects of gravity due to aging will not respond to Botox*.
How Is Botox* administered?
Getting your Botox* injections takes only a few minutes and doesn’t require any numbing or anaesthesia. Botox* is injected with a very fine needle into specific muscles in your face, and you may experience only very minor discomfort.
Normally it takes between three to seven days to take its full effect, and at Clinic Eleven we recommend to avoid alcohol at least one week before you will have your Botox* injections. It is also best for you to stop taking any aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications about 2 weeks before your Botox* treatment to reduce any possible bruising that may occur.
When Do I Need To Come Back For A Refresher Of Botox*?
Usually the effects from your Botox* injections will last approximately four months or even longer. After this time the lines and wrinkles may begin to reappear and need to be treated again. However, your lines and wrinkles may often appear less severe or deep with time, and the reason for this is that because your muscles are being trained to relax.
Are There Any Side Effects of Botox*?
You may possibly have slight bruising for a few days, this is the most common side effect of Botox. Occasionally you may get a headache, which may end within 24 to 48 hours, but this is actually quite rare. A few patients may experience a drooping eyelid depending on where the injection was put. This usually disappears in about 3 weeks. A drooping eyelid could happen when the Botox moves around, so we recommend NOT to rub the treated area for at least 12 hours after you received your injections. Better still, we suggest you lie down for 3 to 4 hours and relax.
Who Shouldn’t Receive A Botox* Injection?
Any woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding should not have any Botox*. Any person who has a neurological disease should not use Botox* either. Please note that Botox* doesn’t work for all wrinkles, so you should consult with Dr Brent Krivan at Clinic Eleven first.
Call into Clinic Eleven today to inquire about Botox* and whether it will suit your skincare needs. The expertly trained professional team at Clinic Eleven Appearance Medicine can help you improve the texture, suppleness and youthfulness of your skin.
*Botox* is a Prescription Medicine containing 100 units of botulinum toxin type A for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of the procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: People with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, infection at the site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, injection site pain/burning/stinging/bruising/swelling/redness, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids/eyebrows, eyelid swelling, skin tightness, tingling sensations, aching/itching forehead, nausea and flu-like symptoms. If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. You will need to pay for this medicine. Normal Doctors visit fees apply. Note: Botox treatment lasts about for months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to your specialist about your own situation.