What is Botox and how does it work?
Our facial expressions change because the muscles in the face contract or relax. When botox is injected into a specific muscle it blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles in the face which in turn relaxed the facial expressions that cause the wrinkles to form. This is not permanent but it will last for around 3 – 4 months.
Botox allows the untreated areas of your face to move as normal and you will still be able to laugh, smile and frown, but with less wrinkling of the skin in the areas treated.
We use the UK model of pricing, meaning that you pay per area treated rather than number of units used. Each treatment and dose used is unique to you and depends on the degree of muscle movement we see at the initial consultation. All botox treatments include a complementary review after 2 weeks so that we can assess the results and adjust the treatment dose if required at no extra cost.
Treatment areas include:
- Frown Lines
- Forehead Lines
- Crows Feet around the eyes
- Underneath the Lower Eyelid
- Under arm for excessive sweating
- Upper lip (vertical lip lines)
- Chin dimpling
- Tip of nose to improve droopy tip
- Droopy Mouth Corners
- Platysmal Bands (neck tightening)
- Gummy Smile
Treatment is priced per area and includes a free review (if needed) at 2 weeks post procedure.
All prices in Eastern Caribbean Dollar.
Please feel free to call or e-mail us if you have any questions about Botox treatments
Botox Treatment Summary
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Frequently Asked Botox Questions
What areas can be treated with Anti Wrinkle?
- Crows feet around the eyes
- Frown (Glabella) lines between the eyes
- Bunny lines (Scrunch lines) around the nose
- Brow lift
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) under the arms
- Balls of feet to prevent pain from high heels
- smokers lines around mouth
- Platysma bands on the neck
What happens during your Anti Wrinkle treatment?
What are the risks and potential side effects from Anti Wrinkle?
- Slight discomfort when the treatment is injected
- Headache after treatment,
- Very rarely, double vision.
- Small amount of temporary bleeding or mild swelling at the injection site.
- Weakness of the muscle holding up the eyelid/ eyebrow causing a “partial ptosis” or drooping of the upper eyelid (less than 1%). Some practitioners use an eye drop called apraclonidine to help to speed up the recovery if this effect occurs.
- The eyebrow position may alter so that the edges of the eyebrows become elevated. This is easily corrected with a small amount of Anti Wrinkle injected above the raised area of the eyebrow to help change its position.
We are a Save Face accredited clinic.
For more information about whether anti-wrinkle injections are right for you visit the Save Face website
You should not have Botox treatment if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have diseases that affect muscle activity (E.g. Myasthenia Gravis)
- You have a history of Bell’s palsy this may affect the dosage that is used.
- If you have any bleeding disorders or are taking drugs that affect bleeding time (Aspirin, Warfarin, Clopidogrel)
- If you are taking certain antibiotics such as Gentamycin, your practitioner may advise against treatment.