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Botulinum Toxin

Dr Carmen offers Botox Injections In Dunkeld West, Johannesburg

Botulinum Toxin

When it comes to Botulinum Toxin, you know that you can rely on Dr Carmen and her team to provide a comfortable and professional environment to perform the Botox® Injections.

Although Botox® is quite a well-known and well-practised product, there are some questions that Dr Carmen is asked all the time. Find all the important-need-to-know about Botox® and the Service Here.

Important Questions on Botox® Answered. 

How does Botox® work? 

Botox® blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscle. The muscle then cannot contract which in turn makes wrinkles relax and soften. 

How long does Botox® Last?

In general, Botox® lasts 3-4 months. There will certainly be patients in which it lasts longer, in that 4-6 month range, or shorter, in that 2-month range. It is also common for first-timers to notice that it may not last as long initially but may last long after the second treatment. 

Does Botox® cause any side effects? 

You may experience redness, bruising, and pain at the injection site may occur. Muscle weakness may occur when this medication is used to relax muscles.


Where is Botox® Injected?

Botox® is injected with a micro-needle into the muscle(s) or areas that your individual needs require. The most requested areas of treatment and complaint are the forehead, glabella, crows feet, brow under the eye, bunny lines, upper lip


What kind of wrinkles does Botox® treat?

Dynamic wrinkles, wrinkles caused by overactive muscles 


Are there any risks associated with Botox®?

Possible risks and complications include: Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site. Headache or flu-like symptoms. Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows


What do I need to know about Botox®'s pre-treatment?

You mustn’t consume alcohol at least 24 hours before undergoing Botox® injections, as the substance can thin the blood and increase the possibility of bruising. You should also avoid medications like blood thinners or anti-inflammatories.


What do I need to know about Post Treatment?

  • ​No rubbing or massaging of the injected area for 4 hours after treatment, including facials.

  • No strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.

  • Keep upright for 4 hours - no lying on your front. 

  • Avoid headwear that is tightly fitted across the forehead.

  • Reduce excessive alcohol consumption or medically necessary blood-thinning medication before the treatment to prevent bruising.

Who cannot have Botox®?

Patients with significant drooping of facial soft tissues are not good candidates for Botox® or Dysport. Furthermore, not all facial wrinkles are effectively treated with Botox® and Dysport and required additional treatments, such as facial resurfacing or Filler injections


What is the aftercare for Botox®?

After the initial 24 hours, just keep up with your normal skincare regime, look after your skin and keep it healthy!


How to schedule a Botox® Treatment with Dr Carmen?

Ready to Schedule your Next Botox Injection, Dr Carmen and her Team are ready to assist you in a safe, and friendly environment. Schedule your appointment today, by contacting us on WhatsappEmail or Contact Form.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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