WHAT IS BOTOX

While Botox® is normally used and approved as an anti wrinkle skin treatment for the eyes, advanced Botox injection techniques performed at The Blume Skin Centre are also available for areas in the lower third of the face and neck.

ANTI WRINKLE TREATMENT

Botox® is an anti wrinkle skin treatment used to treat wrinkles that are the result of normal facial movement

TEMPORARY CONTROL OF SKIN CHANGES

Botox treatments are not suitable for permanent wrinkles caused by excessive exposure to the sun.

CAN BE COMBINED WITH OTHER FILLERS

Botox® can be combined with fillers to even out all of these wrinkles.

 

HOW DO BOTOX INJECTIONS WORK?

Our facial expressions change because the muscles in the face contract or relax. This is caused by the brain sending a signal via our nerve endings that we want to, for example, frown or laugh. When Botox® is injected into a specific muscle it blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles in the face. This means that the nerve ending cannot tell the muscle to move. This is not a permanent condition, however, but it will last for around 3 – 4 months.*

After Botox injections, your skin around the area which has been treated will look smooth and less wrinkled; but do not worry. The rest of your face will not be affected after the Botox treatments. Botox® allows the untreated areas of your face to move as normal and you will still be able to laugh, smile and frown, but with less wrinkling of the skin in the areas treated.

After a while, most patients will notice that the lines and wrinkles around their treated areas will continue to become less deep and pronounced. This is a result of the Botox injections as the new skin has a chance to grow without being repeatedly creased. Hence, it appears to be smoother on the surface because it has not been creased by constant muscle activity.*

PEACE OF MIND

Rest assured the Botox treatments you receive at The Blume Skin Centre in North Scottsdale are properly prepared and properly diluted, providing you with the optimum results you have come to expect. Dr. Martin Blume will personally spend as much time as necessary with you and will continue to provide exceptional attention to detail, leaving you with a natural and beautiful look.*

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does Botox work?

Botox works to reduce wrinkles by temporarily disconnecting the “power” from the nerve to the muscle so that the muscle does not work for a short time and can’t cause the wrinkles.

Is Botox a poison?

No. Botox is one of the seven proteins produced by the Botulism Bacteria. The protein is purified and used to be a wrinkle reducer. IT IS NOT THE BACTERIA.

Will my wrinkles be worse if I stop using Botox?

No, your wrinkles will go back to their original state if you stop using Botox.

How long has Botox been around?

In one name or another, Botox has been around well over 45 years! When originally used for eye problems such as strabismus or blepherospasm, doctors noted that the wrinkles around the eyes began to go away. Studies were done and Botox got FDA approval in 2002 for cosmetic purposes. It continues to be studied in other areas for cosmetic uses. Botox is one of the most studied drugs in the world.

What are the side effects and how long do they last?

The most common side effect of Botox is a droopy eyelid, or “ptosis”, or a droopy eyebrow. It is only common in 1% of the population treated and in the hands of a good injector happens even less. A droopy eyelid can last a few weeks if the Botox is injected properly, but may last as long as three months if injected improperly.* That is a reason to go to an experienced injector.

Sometimes Botox may cause a headache for a day or two. Most often, Botox reduces the headaches caused by muscle contraction.*

Does Botox spread to other parts of the body?

When injected in cosmetic doses for wrinkle reduction, Botox is not found in other parts of the body.

* Results may vary from person to person

Everyone’s skin is different! Find the treatment that is right for you.