If you are unhappy with lines on your forehead, lines between your
eyebrows or your crow’s feet, then please book an appointment with us..
Botox® may be prescribed following a consultation at Keppel Skin. We also use Botox® to treat gummy smiles and excessive sweating.
Botox® is a trade name for botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that is administered by a tiny injection to stop your nerves from sending messages to activate the muscle, without loss of feeling in the muscle.
Treatment can be repeated three or four times a year and after multiple treatments the effects may last for up to six months.
What can Botox® be used for?
• Forehead lines
• Lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
• Crow’s feet
• Gummy smile
• Excessive sweating
What happens in the consultation?
We’ll assess your medical history, make an examination of your facial muscles, take photographs and discuss your expectations.
What happens in the procedure?
Botox® injections take 10 to 20 minutes to administer, depending on the amount required. The injections are no more painful than an insect bite or pinprick.
Can I go straight back to work?
Normal activity can be resumed immediately, although strenuous activity should be avoided for 24 hours after treatment.
How long do the results last?
Three to four months, and it takes up to two weeks to see the full results. With repeated treatments three or four times a year the effects of each treatment may start to last longer, in some cases for up to six months.
Will my face appear frozen?
No. It’s our job to soften or eradicate wrinkles and we do this by, where appropriate, targeting the unattractive lines, while enhancing the natural features of the face.
What results can I expect?
Botox® reduces wrinkles that appear as a result of movement; it can therefore widen the eye and give a well-rested look. You won’t look 20 years younger, but you may find you look more natural and relaxed or less sad and angry.
Are there any side effects?
There may be mild temporary bruising, numbness, or redness around the injection sites. In rare cases patients may experience one or more of the following: headache, temporary blurred vision, temporary eye-lid droop, nausea, pain, muscle weakness.
How does Botox® alleviate jaw pain?
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD) are linked to stress and cause teeth grinding (bruxism), debilitating earaches and lockjaw. Botox® stops your nerves sending messages to muscles, without loss of feeling or unwanted changes in your appearance. Tension is immediately eased in the joint by relaxing the jaw muscles, preventing or reducing unconscious jaw movement and ending or relieving grinding-related headaches and migraines. Normal functions such as speaking, swallowing, and biting are left unaffected and treatment can be repeated three or four times a year. After multiple treatments the effects may last for up to six months.
How does Botox® alleviate sweating disorders?
Hyperhidrosis is a surprisingly common condition that can bring misery and embarrassment if left undiagnosed and untreated. To treat excessive underarm sweating Botox® may be administered by a tiny injection to stop your nerves sending messages to the sweat glands. Clinical improvement generally occurs within the first week after injection and lasts four to seven months.
Is Botox® suitable for everyone?
No. A consultation is required and it is one of four possible treatments that may be recommended at Keppel Skin. Botox® is not suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women and cannot be used in conjunction with some other medications.
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