How does it work?
Botox blocks the nerve impulses to the muscles. This is temporary and normally lasts for 3-4 months. By injecting extremely small doses of botox to a specific muscle, we can safely relax the muscle. The overlying skin lines will gradually soften and smooth out. Botox takes effect in 3-7 days, while maximum results are achieved in 10-14 days.
What are the side effects?
Some patients may experience some temporary redness or bruising immediately after the treatment. Rarely, if botox migrates to the upper eyelid, one can experience a slight drooping of the eyelid which corrects itself after a short while. Occasional temporary numbness of the forehead and a transient headache may occur. There have been no reports of allergic reaction to botox. Botox is contraindicated in those with neuromuscular disorders as well as pregnant or lactating women.