What is Botox® and how does it work?
Botox® or Botulinum Toxin Type A is a highly purified protein. It has been used medically for many years before it was noticed to have cosmetic advantages. When injected into the muscles, it relaxes the target area resulting in reduced muscle activity. It acts at the junction between the nerves and the muscles to prevent the release of a chemical messenger called acetylcholine from the nerve endings which prevents the muscle from contracting.
Will Botox® hurt?
Although everyone’s pain threshold is varied, generally there is no more discomfort than plucking an eyebrow hair.
How long will Botox® take to work?
You may start to notice an effect after 1-2 days of having Botox® in Bournemouth. However, this varies with each patient. The full effect of Botox® can take up to 2 weeks following treatment.
How long does Botox® last?
Botox® lasts approximately 3 months, although each patient will find this varies as the effects wear off gradually.
Where can I have Botox®?
Botox® can be administered on any areas around the face into a muscle that is causing the skin to crease including:
- The forehead
- Around the eyes
- Frown line between the eyes at the top of the nose
- Jaw line and chin