Is everyone eligible for treatment?
Botox® is the most popular brand of botulinum toxin. Other brands include Bocouture® and Azzalure®. Botulinum toxin is a naturally derived protein and when applied to muscles, the toxin interferes with neurotransmitters at nerve endings resulting in a temporary reduction of muscle contractability. The less a muscle contracts the less the skin overlying it wrinkles, hence aiding to reduce and prevent signs of aging.
What is Botox®
The following patient groups cannot undergo treatment with botulinum toxin:
Women during pregnancy or breastfeeding
Anyone with a neuromuscular disease such as Myasthenia Gravis and Lambert-Eaton syndrome
Anyone taking muscle relaxants
Anyone with an allergy to any components of the injected product
Anyone under 18 years of age
Anyone with signs of infection
How long do results last?
Full effects of the treatment become apparent 10 to 14 days after the procedure. Most patients can expect that results will last for 3-4 months which means that repeated sessions are required to maintain effects.
What is botulinum toxin used for?
Lifting the brows
Reducing forehead wrinkles, the ''11 lines'', crows feet and chin dimpling
Reducing the appearance of a gummy smile
Reducing appearance of enlarged pores
Slimming the face and reducing the symptoms of jaw clenching
What are the possible side effects?
Although our doctors ensure that treatments are performed as safely as possible, as with any medical procedure there are some potential risks, including: bruising, pain at the site of injection, infection and migration of the toxin to muscles we do not want to weaken which can present as an uneven smile, heaviness of eyebrows and eyelid drop.
What to expect during the procedure?
During the consultation, the doctor will make note of your full medical history to ensure that you are not in any of the previously mentioned groups of patients for whom botulinum toxin injections are contraindicated. The doctor will then proceed to explain the whole procedure, the potential side effects and the risks will discuss alternative treatments with you. You will be given an opportunities to ask questions and your consent will be sought before any treatment is started. In order to make the procedure as comfortable as possible, the doctor will apply anaesthetic cream onto the areas to be treated. Once your skin is numb, it will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised to reduce the botulinum toxin will be slowly injected into the target muscles with a super thin needle to minimise any discomfort and bruising. After the procedure the doctor will run you through all the post-procedure recommendations which include: no rubbing or massaging of the area for at least 4 hours, no exercise for 24 hours, avoiding tight headwear such and not lying down for at least 4 hours.
Do you have more questions about BOTOX® in Mallorca?
To book a BOTOX® consultation with one of our doctors or if you simply want to know more about any of our treatments, send us a Whatsapp message on +34 648 126 985 and we aim to reply within 2 hours.