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What Botox is – How it works – Results, Duration and Treatment

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a high purity extract of Botulinum toxin A which is injected into the facial muscles to smooth out wrinkles and lines. It is most commonly used on forehead wrinkles, wrinkles around the eyes (goose foot), and between the eyebrows. Botox treatment can also be used for eyebrow straightening.

Botox is a painless, safe, non-invasive treatment that offers a youthful appearance with fast and visible results. Defeat time with the Botox method.

How does Botox work?

Botox works by temporarily blocking the transmission of stimuli from the nerves to the muscles, which cause wrinkles, allowing them to relax. Normal expressions are not affected. Wrinkles caused by the sun and gravity do not respond to Botox.

When will I see results from the BOTOX treatment?

Generally, the initial result after the treatment with botox, appears within the first 3 days, while the final result in 7 days after the treatment. The result may differ between patients.

How long does Botox last?
The visible results of Botox have been shown to last up to 4 months. The result may differ between patients. Discuss with the ophthalmic surgeon Mr. Mavrikakis, what you can expect and when to determine your next appointment. Repeating the treatment at regular intervals prevents the recurrence of wrinkles.

Botox Treatment - More Information

Botox Treatment – More Information

 

Botox treatment

Is Botox treatment painful?

Usually, the discomfort of botox treatment is minimal and short-lived. Before the injection the doctor may choose to numb the area with cold compresses or anesthetic cream. The whole process takes about 10 minutes. Most patients do not need time to recover when they leave the office after treatment.

Will I be able to make facial expressions?

Although the results are visible, the treatment will not radically change the appearance of your face, nor will it make you look like “you did something”. The activity of the muscles that cause wrinkles and lines is temporarily reduced, so you can still make expressions but without the wrinkles.

Rarely, temporary drooping eyelids and / or diplopia may occur if BOTOX passes unexpectedly into nearby muscles. Complications in the hands of an experienced doctor are extremely rare and all necessary precautions are taken to minimize the risk of the above complications.

What happens if I do not continue treatment?

If you do not continue the treatments, the wrinkles and lines will gradually return to the condition they were before the treatment.

Can the result look fake?

The right approach by the ophthalmic surgeon is very important for an excellent and natural result. Mr. Mavrikakis is an extremely experienced doctor, who will manage to cause inactivity in involuntary muscle movements, with a very natural result. This is achieved with appropriate techniques and dosage, which is determined by many parameters that must be taken into account before Botox treatment.

Effective treatment with Botox

Who should not be treated with Botox?

Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have neurological problems should not be treated with Botox. Also, certain antibiotics or other drugs that affect the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles should not be taken when treated with Botulinum toxin A. Because Botox is not effective in all wrinkles, it is recommended that you consult an Ophthalmologist.

What are the side effects of Botox?

Side effects are rare. There may be mild redness of the skin at the injection site. This usually takes one to two hours. It can also cause mild bruising. It can also cause a mild headache that goes away within 24-48 hours.