Injections (Botulinum Toxin A)
What is Botox?
BOTOX® is the commercial tradename for Botulinum Toxin
Botulinum Toxin is derived from the bacterium Clostridium
When injected into muscles, Botulinum Toxin has a local effect.
It blocks transmission between the nerve endings and muscle
fibres around the injection site to cause weakness of the
What is Botox used for?
Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment for moderate to
severe frown lines. It is typically used in people aged 18
Botox works by blocking nerve transmission to temporarily
reduce the contractions of the facial muscles that cause frown
It has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for
wrinkles, and botox injections are becoming increasingly popular.
The Botox injection procedure
At Dr Skin, we administer several tiny injections of botox
directly into the muscles of your face. Prior to injection,
the doctor will determine where to administer the injections
by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your
The entire botox injection procedure takes approximately
10 minutes and does not require anaesthesia. Discomfort is
usually minimal and brief.
After the injection
You will notice an improvement in your frown lines within
3 to 7 days, the effects of which can last up to 4 months.
However, results may vary.
After a period of time, your frown lines will begin to reappear
as the effects of botox wear off.
How often can Botox injections be given?
You can receive botox injections every 4 months.