Botox Treatments For Lines & Wrinkles
By using facial muscles repeatedly throughout our lifetime, the skin is creased in areas of greatest use. The ageing process causes collagen and elastin production in the skin to reduce, so as we get older these areas of overuse become damaged and the lines become permanent.
Muscle relaxant injections (commonly known as Botox and recently Vistabel) are our most popular anti-ageing treatment to prevent the formation of wrinkles and to soften existing lines. Popular areas for treatment are the glabella (frown lines between the eyes), peri-orbital area (crow’s feet) and the forehead.
How Do Botox Injections Work?
Botox treatments relax the injected muscles, therefore reducing movement. This reduced movement prevents creasing of the skin, hence reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox treatments work only on the specific muscles injected, leaving surrounding muscles to function as usual maintaining normal facial expression. The results are a smoother, younger-looking appearance which lasts for 4 to 6 months.
Botox injections can be combined with other treatments such as dermal fillers and chemical peels to make your skin look even younger and fresher.
Botox Treatments to Prevent Lines Forming
Botox treatments also work as a preventative measure. If the skin is unable to crease, wrinkles are not able to develop. Over time the benefits of this treatment become more impressive.
Are Botox Injections Safe?
Botox injections have been used in medical treatments for over 30 years. It was originally used in the treatment of squints, often in children. Since the late 1980′s, Botox has successfully been used for anti-ageing / anti-wrinkle treatments, revolutionising the cosmetic industry. Remarkable results combined with very few risks and no recovery time has made it the world’s most popular non surgical treatment.
For more information on the facts and myths of Botox treatments, read our Botox Frequently Asked Questions
How Are Botox Treatments Administered?
All Oris Medical treatments follow a detailed pre-treatment consultation. Your consultation starts with a discussion with the doctor of the look you wish to achieve. Your Oris doctor will advise you which treatments will be most effective at helping you reach your goals. If you decide to proceed the doctor will make a detailed recording of your medical history and conduct a careful examination of your face.
After cleansing the skin, the Botox injections are placed directly into the muscle areas which you have decided to have treated. The needle used is extremely fine and most clients experience only minimal discomfort, if at all.
The entire Botox treatment takes about 15 minutes. You will start to see the effects develop slowly over the following week resulting in the lines visibly decreasing.
Following the treatment there may be minimal redness. Bruising is uncommon. Most clients continue with their normal day without anybody noticing.
It is important not to massage or rub the areas after treatment so we advise you not to have a facial or do vigorous exercise. We also recommend that you remain upright for 3-4 hours after your treatment.
Side effects of line and wrinkle treatments are rare. It is one of the safest cosmetic procedures available. There is the possibility, however, of the treatment being dispersed into an adjacent muscle which can cause a temporary weakness such as drooping of the upper eyelid. These effects are temporary, lasting a few weeks at most.