Questions you're burning to ask...
Are Botox® and Xeomin® cosmetics safe?
Both have a long and well-established safety history. While you may only know BOTOX® as a wrinkle treatment, it has actually being used for over 18 years for the effective treatment of a range of medical conditions and is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world.
Will treatment make me lose facial expression?
Is the treatment painful?
Cosmetic treatment is quick and simple. A very fine needle and small amount of liquid is used, so the pain associated with the injection is minimal. No anaesthetic is required and you can resume normal activities, however no heavy exercise for 4 hours post treatment.
What is the difference between Botox®/Xeomin® and filler?
Unlike facial fillers, BOTOX® and XEOMIN® do not fill in facial lines or restore volume loss. It relaxes the muscles underneath the skin that cause the lines. Facial fillers help to fill in the facial lines and give back volume lost over time.
What are Botox® and Xeomin®
Xeomin (Merz), Botox (Allergan) are all injectable neuromodulators, meaning they can temporarily alter the nerve impulses of targeted muscles, therefore reducing or eliminating contraction-induced wrinkles. Each brand has a slightly different formulation of the same substance Botulinum Toxin A. Botox was first to market and the popularity of the procedure earned it the name 'Botoxed'. Xeomin is a newer generation product with the same reliable results.
When does the treatment work ?
It works by relaxing the muscles which prevents the skin from creasing. It can take up to 2 weeks to see the full results and these can last up to 3 months. Results vary for each person.