Guide to Botox Treatments
A wrinkle relax treatment is just that, and the product used to achieve this is Botox. Botox is a muscle relaxing agent, it is used to soften, relax and smooth lines of expression, softening or eliminating angry looking frown lines, forehead lines and crows feet. This is a safe and effective procedure for prevention and reduction of facial lines giving a relaxed and more youthful appearance.
The effects of Botox
The effects of Botox cosmetic treatment can start to show within 3-7 days, with maximum effect usually noticeable at 7-14 days and peak improvement at around 30 days .Consider using Botox in conjunction with dermal fillers to enhance the effect of both treatments. The lasting effects of botox treatment vary from person to person. Typically repeat treatment is recommended every 4-5 months to maintain the desired effect. You don’t have to wait for those lines to take hold to start treatment.
Botox is probably best know for its use in the upper face, to soften an angry frown line and to soothe that wrinkled brow.
Botulinum toxin (Botox®) for treatment of migraines
BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine for adults who suffer from Chronic Migraine – 15 or more headache days a month. BOTOX® is the first and only FDA-approved, preventive treatment proven to reduce headache days every month. BOTOX® prevents up to 9 headache days a month (vs up to 7 for placebo). BOTOX®therapy is not approved for adults with migraine who have 14 or fewer headache days a month.
How Botox for migraines works
Botox for migraine prevention works by blocking the release of certain brain chemicals including the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and by blocking the movement of certain nerves and muscles. A potential reason might be that Botox blocks nerves that send pain messages to your brain and relaxes the muscles so they are less sensitive to pain. To treat chronic migraine, BOTOX® is injected into muscles of the forehead, the side and back of the head, and the neck and shoulders to produce a partial and temporary chemical “denervation” of the muscle.
What are the side effects
- Neck pain
- Slight or partial facial paralysis
- Eyelid drooping, bronchitis
- Musculoskeletal stiffness
- High blood pressure
- Lung inflammation
Prices for wrinkle relaxing treatment
|Nefertiti neck lift or bands||£200|
|Botulinum toxin for migraine||£250 – £500|