The aging process (collagen breakdown, hormonal losses, cellular changes, etc), sun damage, smoking and repetitive muscle movements are factors that contribute to the development of wrinkles and facial lines.
When we use our facial muscles, the overlying skin creases over time as we age. Our skin’s ability to protect itself from damage is reduced and these lines become more pronounced causing wrinkles.
BOTOX® is the brand name of a drug that contains amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein produced by the bacterium, "clostridium botulinum". BOTOX® is used cosmetically to remove wrinkles and facial creases. BOTOX® is also medically used to treat certain muscular conditions by temporarily blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine and one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments to temporarily improve the appearance of:
The effect of BOTOX® treatment results in a reduction in abnormal muscle contraction allowing the muscles to become less stiff. As a result, when BOTOX® is injected into a specific muscle, wrinkles associated with it are removed by temporarily paralyzing the muscle, reducing its activity and relaxing the facial muscle. However BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. When you are treated by someone who is licensed and trained, you should retain the ability to show expression after treatment.
Note: Individual results may vary.
A small, thin needle is used to inject BOTOX® directly into neuromuscular tissue. The procedure causes only minor, temporary discomfort. It takes up to 72 hours to take effect and make a noticeable difference. It may take as long as five days to a week for full results to appear.
The most common unwanted effects are swelling, bruising and local edema at the injection site, which will usually resolve within 48 hours.
Other side effects can include:
Note: These are not all the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
The effects from BOTOX® will last three to four months on average and wears off slowly. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and dynamic wrinkles began to be visible again. Keeping up with injections on a regular basis, before facial lines and wrinkles reappear will make the results last longer and train the treated muscles to contract less often.
Visible bumps may be seen at the injection sites. These are normal and may last up to a few hours.
BOTOX® will start to work in 2-7 days and peak in about 2 weeks. Please note, if additional product is needed, it will not be injected until 14 days after your initial injection.
Courtesy of the National Laser Institute
The price is determined by the number of units that each client needs. As every patient requires a different number of units based on the strength of the muscle and his/her age, the price will vary.
Shahnaz offers a complimentary consultation to new patients where their cosmetic needs can be evaluated.
Time: About 30 minutes
Price: Varies depending on the areas being treated
Patients visiting Shahnaz receive a full range of aesthetic services in the comfort of Total Woman Healthcare.
Shahnaz offers complimentary consultations where her client's needs can be evaluated, and a treatment plan developed.
Anti-aging and beauty treatments include Botox® Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers such as Restylane™, Juvederm and Voluma.
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