Botox® is a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a smooth and rejuvenated skin.
The active ingredient in Botox® is derived from bacteria in sterile laboratory conditions in much the same way penicillin is
manufactured from mould.
Botox® injections are used to weaken or immobilise some of the muscles that pull on your skin and cause wrinkles.
Between 7 to 14 days after treatment the lines and wrinkles that are normally caused by certain facial expressions start to smooth out and disappear, leaving the overlying skin smooth and unwrinkled.
Because treatment with Botox® injection targets specific, individual muscles, the ability to form most facial expressions should not be affected.
To treat Frown lines between the eyes takes approximately 24 units starting at $516.
Dr Safari will confirm the total cost of your treatment at the consultation.
Botox® is not suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Botox® can also be used for :
BOTOX® is a Prescription Medicine containing 100 units of botulinum toxin type A for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown
lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. It is used for the treatment of severe primary hyperhidrosis of the axille. It should be
administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance
Cautions: people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation.
Possible side effects include headaches, injection site pain/ burning/ stinging
bruising/ swelling/ redness, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids/ eyebrows, eyelid swelling, skin tightness, tingling
sensations, aching/ itching forehead, nausea and flu-like symptoms. If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor.
You will need to pay for this medicine. Normal Doctors visit fees apply. Note: Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak with your specialist about your own situation.