Botox

Botox for a rested appearance

Botox can be a solution for people who find that wrinkles in the face, for example by frowning the eyebrows, gives them a tense, cumbersome and sometimes even angry expression. Botox injections eliminate crow’s feet and frown lines in the face for a substantial period. The face relaxes and gets a rested and smoother appearance.

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1. This is how it works

Botox and Dysport contain botulinetoxineA that comes from the Clostridium bacteria. Small doses of this poison will temporarily block selected tiny muscles in the face. The working of hyper-active frown muscles, forehead muscles or muscles which cause crow’s feet, can be temporarily paralyzed. The effect will usually already show after 24 to 48 hours.

2. The effect of Botox is temporary

After 4 to 6 months the function of the muscles slowly returns by which time repeating the treatment will be possible. In the ideal scenario there will be the “forgotten-how-to effect”, which means that because you were unable to frown temporarily, you will have forgotten how to do it and the frown lines will soften permanently.

3. Dilution of Botox and the number of units

Many healthcare instances offer Botox injections, often against very competitive prices. The explanation is that Botox can be diluted, the higher the concentration, the longer the effect. Ask your practitioner which number of units will be given.

4. The correct indication

It is of the utmost importance that injections are given based on the correct indication. For example, if you have wrinkles and you look worried or angry due to drooping of your eyebrows or eyelids, then Botox injections have no effect. Botox or Dysport injections could even worsen the problem. Individual advice in advance is therefore recommended.

5. Complications

Sporadically slight bruising can occur at the locations of the injections. Occasionally with the injections in the frown lines the fluid can run to the eyelid and cause a slightly drooping eyelid. This is a harmless but irritating complication that will disappear within 2 weeks.

Botox or Dysport cannot be used on people who suffer from muscular diseases or muscle weakness.

Dr. Erik J.F. Timmenga

6. Info


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Voorburg 015 - 260 3940
Delft 015 - 260 3940
Rotterdam 010 - 436 1537
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