Botox® is a non-surgical treatment used to temporarily soften facial lines. Botox® is a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a refreshed look. Botox®'s active ingredient is derived from bacteria in sterile laboratory conditions in much the same way penicillin is manufactured from mould. Botox® has been used for over 20 years for the effective treatment of a range of medical conditions such as muscle spasms, eye twitches, over-sweating, migraines and cerebral palsy.
My girlfriend has been using Botox® for migraine prevention (along with other lifestyle changes for good self-management) for the past year and swears by it. Recently her top-up lapsed (she got busy) and sure enough, she was hit with the full force of a migraine. The Botox prevents her from severe frowning when she's stressed, which leads to her migraines.
How does Botox® work?
Movement between your eyebrows leads to a frown, and smiling leads to lines around eyes and across the forehead. Botox® temporarily reduces the action of the treated muscles, preventing them from moving. This relaxation of the muscles can result in softer lines or wrinkles in the overlying skin, giving you a younger and fresher looking appearance.
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What does Botox® treat?
Botox® treatments are used to reduce lines and wrinkles that form in the upper face. As we age, changes occur at different rates in our upper, mid and lower face. In the upper face, 'dynamic' lines appear, in the forehead and around the eyes, when we smile or frown. These lines appear because various muscles contract to form different facial expressions. Over time, these expression lines being to linger a little longer, or become a little deeper, even when your face is at rest (these are called 'static' lines). Botox® relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles to help refresh your facial appearance.
What does the treatment involve?
The treatment is quick and simple. Minute doses of Botox® are injected directly into your muscles. The treatment only takes 10-15 minutes, and the results appear gradually over the following few days. Results can last for up to 3 or 4 months. Watch this short clip to see how simple and quick getting Botox® can be.
Talk to Caci
Caci are leading specialists in Botox® and have been providing the treatment for over 10 years. They are one of the largest Botox® providers in the southern hemisphere, having treated over 10,000 New Zealand men and women. Caci only allow Cosmetic Nurse Specialists to treat clients. Different payment options are available so you don't miss out on regular treatment.
To have any specific Botox® questions addressed in absolute confidence, or for more information about the treatment, contact your local Caci 0800 588 660.
Our thanks to Caci for their assistance with this article.
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