6 Botox Botox is used most often in the upper face A gentle wrinkle relaxer, taken from natureHighly preventative of wrinkle progressionQuick – ComfortableNo downtimeLasts for monthsDramatic Improvement seen
7 Safety ProfileBotox has a been used on millions of patients for 20 yearsBotox is far safer than any medicine in your medicine cabinet. In fact aspirin or Tylenol can be more dangerous than Botox.Botox is a local treatment – it is not filtered by the liver or kidneysBotox can be used in children as young as 2 yrs old, or in the very frail elderly as a medical treatment for muscle spasms
8 Botox – how does it work? Botox is a muscle relaxant Botox PREVENTS wrinkle progressionBotox can be used with all other types of anti-aging treatments
9 How does Botox work?Relaxes the muscles which cause the wrinkles formed by movement.Botox is both preventative in future wrinkle development and active in treating current wrinklesFillers can be used in conjunction with Botox for additional reduction of the wrinkles at rest (crush damage)
10 How Botox worksBotox is absorbed by the nerve root that supplies the overactive muscle.
11 Signal is blocked from nerve to muscle Once inside cell, botox release of a substance called acetylcholineThis is what stops the nerve from activating the muscle
12 What happens as the Botox ‘wears off?’ Botox needs to be repeated every several months - the nerves ‘regrow’ and the muscles resume activity.Results tend to last longer with subsequent treatments (as a result of muscle weakening)It will take up to 7-10 days to see the results after the first treatment
13 How Botox ‘wears off’The nerve begins to grow a new contact point with the muscle
14 Botox ‘wears off’The new nerve muscle junction begins to work and the wrinkles returnIt is now time for retreatment
15 Botox ExpectationsBotox prevents further wrinkle progression when used regularlyBotox acts at the level of the muscle – it cannot remove ‘crush-damage’ that already exists in the skin – this refers to wrinkles you have at rest.Botox may relieve headaches in some peopleSatisfaction rates with Botox exceed 95%
16 How long do the effects last? First treatments wear off the fastestAvg. 3 monthsSubsequent treatments last longerAvg. 4-6 monthsResults vary, some people experience results for longer or shorter periodsLongevity can be improved by increasing the dose of Botox in subsequent sessions
17 Any side effects? Most individuals do not experience any If there is a side effect, the most common are related to the fact that an injection has been given and include:Slight tenderness at the injection sitePin point bleeding – very briefTransient swelling – very brief, like an insect biteTemporary bruising – can be concealed if desiredUnlikely chance of local infection
18 What happens after a treatment? Aftercare is very simpleYou can do everything normally (including applying make up, taking your routine medications, working, exercise, etc)
19 When will I see results? It takes time for the Botox to start working 7-10 days to see full effects
20 Follow upFollow up: We require a routine follow up appointment 2 weeks after your first Botox treatmentPlease call anytime if you have concerns or questions
21 Botox Before & After Baseline Day 30 Unretouched clinical trial photos taken while frowning before BOTOX® Cosmetic and after BOTOX® Cosmetic. Individual results may vary.
22 Post-Botox 34 units of Botox Pre-BotoxActive Brow ElevationPost-Botox 34 units of BotoxActive Brow Elevation
26 Injected Fillers Dermal Fillers are used in: Lip enhancement Volume replacementWrinkles and folds
27 How do injectable fillers work? Quite simply – fancy JelloA small needle is used to position the filler under the wrinkle or in an area of volume lossImmediate results!
28 What are injectable fillers made of? Hylauronic acid and/or CollagenA naturally occurring gel found in our eyes and in our jointsThe gel is made in a laboratory, as a copy of our own naturally occurring typeNo animals or other human products are used in it’s production
29 How long do the effects last? Individual results do vary, however, the average person experiences 4-8 months of correctionAs the gel breaks down, return for another session
30 Where does the filler go when it breaks down? The filler breaks down into smaller piecesEventually the pieces dissolve down into water and is fully absorbed & removed by the bodyNo trace of the filler remains after it has been broken down
31 Is there anyone who can’t be treated? As there are no studies during pregnancy, we opt not to treat women who are currently pregnantAllergy to Hylauronic acid is very rare, but we can not treat anyone who has had an allergic reaction in the past
32 How do I prepare for treatment? Treatments require minutesOften a topical freezing is requiredPlease use a freezing cream if you have no history of allergy to freezing.
33 Aftercare Using a needle to inject the gel disturbs the tissue In response to the stimulation the tissue will be pink and there will be some swellingIn general:Facial lines/wrinkles - mild swelling 1-2 daysLips – moderate swelling 2-4 days
34 Aftercare – decrease swelling Cool compress to reduce swelling dramaticallyCompress frequently starting right after your treatment – 10 min at a time