Botox is available at these salons
Unit 22 - 23, Upper Mall
Fort Kinnaird Adjacent Frankie & Benny's
Provan Walk, Opp: Starbucks
Unit 19 Marches Mall
The Thistles Centre
How does the anti-wrinkle treatment work?
A small amount of botulinum toxin is injected into a muscle to cause temporariy weakness or paralysis of that muscle by blocking nerve impulses. As these signals from the nerves to the muscles are blocked, the injected muscles cannot contract and dynamic wrinkles cannot form. This gives the overlying facial a softer, smoother and youthful appearance.
Which brand of botulinum toxin do you use?
We use Botox®, the leading commercial brand name for Botulinum Toxin type A. Botox® has a more uniform molecular structure with a more predictable diffusion area hence, minimising the risk of droopy eyelid or eyebrow. It is also significantly more expensive compared to other brands. Other brands include Azzalure and Bocouture.
Is Botox injection safe?
Yes, it is safe and has a long record of use both in medicine and aesthetic. The same toxin is also used to treat medical conditions such as facial dystonia (spasm) and strabismus (crossed-eyes).
Which areas can be treated at Elegance Clinic?
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Crowfeet lines
- Eyebrow lift
- Bunny lines
- Gummy smile
- Dimpled/cobblestone chin
- Smile Lift
- Masseter (Bruxism, teeth grinding)
- Nerfitti Lift/ Neck area
Who can have Botox?
Both men and women can receive this treatment, However, men often need higher doses than women.
Who cannot have Botox?
People with infection at the proposed injection site.
People who have previously had an allergic reaction to Botulinum toxin type A injections.
People with muscle problems or chronic diseases affecting the muscles, such as Myasthenia Gravis, Eaton Lambert syndrome.
Women who are pregnant or breast feeding
Is there anything that I should let the doctor know?
Please let the doctor know if the following applies to you. Taking any regular medications such as
- Blood Thinners / Anticoagulant medications / Anti-platelet (eg: Aspirin, Heparin, Warfarin)
- NSAIDs (eg: Naproxen, Ibuprofen, Diclofenac)
- Supplements (eg: Vitamin E, Fish oil)
People at risk of bleeding or have bleeding disorders such as Haemophilia and von Willebrand disease.
People with excessive weakness or wasting in the muscle to be injected, such as those patients with history of Strokes or Bell’s Palsy
People who has history of anaphylaxis or any allergies.
Does the injection hurt?
Botox injections are relatively painless as the injections are performed using very fine needles. No analgesia is required for this procedure.
Is there any downtime after treatment?
The full treatment often takes approximately 15-20 minutes to perform with minimal downtime. You will be able to drive and go to work on the same day after the treatment!
How long do the effects last?
Improvement can be seen within 2-3 days after the initial treatment, however the full effect can take up to 14 days. Hence, a free two week follow up appointment is offered to all our clients to review the effect of treatment.
The benefits of treatment can last up to 6 months but usually last three to four months. This varies depending on individual response. With repeated treatments, the wrinkles may become less severe as unconscious muscle contraction habit is broken. Botox treatment is not permanent and repeated injections are necessary to maintain its effects.
Are there any side effects?
Most people will find mild local pain, swelling and redness at injection sites that usually subside within 48 hours. Minimal bruising often subsides within a couple of days. Some people may also experience nausea/headache during the first few days and this can be managed with some over the counter painkillers. Conversely, it may also help with tension type headaches.
Other side effects of these treatments are extremely rare. Occasionally, botox injection may relax nearby muscles resulting in temporary drooping of the eyebrow or eyelid. This will resolve with time and is not permanent. As with any medication, allergic reaction can occur but this is very rare.
How often can I have treatments?
A minimum of 3-month interval is advised.
What aftercare advice should I follow?
Ø Do not touch the injection sites for 6 hours post treatment
Ø Avoid makeup 8-12 hours post treatment
Ø Avoid UV exposure
Ø Avoid extreme heat i.e. saunas, sunbeds, steam rooms 48 hours post treatment
Ø Avoid extreme cold – avoid ice packs that are directly applied to the skin
Ø Avoid any facial massages or skin resurfacing on the day of treatment
Ø Avoid rigorous exercise for 8-12 hours post treatment
Ø Avoid alcohol at least 6 hours post treatment
Ø Facial exercises of the areas treated i.e.frowning, raising eye brows, constricting eyes for the first 4 hours post treatment
Ø Apply SPF sun protection cream
Ø Apply a cool compress to the area to reduce any discomfort or swelling
Ø Arnica tablets/gel can be used to help reduce bruising or the application of Vitamin K oxide cream
Ø Take over the counter pain killers if you experience mild tension headache. This may last up to 2 weeks.
Will I still have expression in my face?
This treatment is designed to target dynamic wrinkles and will not affect your facial expression. The result can be personalised to each individual and this can be discussed with the doctor prior to any appointment.