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Botox & Fillers

Lip Filler – patient had slight depression on the corner of her mouth. 1ml Juvaderm XC filler was injected to add volume and correct uneven lip shape.


What is Botox®?

Botox® (botulinum toxin type A) is produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum and is a drug used to weaken and paralyse the muscle.

How is it administered?

Botox® is administered through an injection directly into the skin and muscle.

How should I prepare for the treatment?

Tell your dermatologist if you have had any type of Botox® injection within the past four months, or take muscle relaxants, sleeping pills or allergy medications.  If you are on blood thinners, you may need to stop taking them a few days before your injection in order to reduce the risk of bleeding or bruising.

What happens during the treatment?

Your dermatologist will mark out the areas to be treated and will use a thin needle to inject the botulinum toxin into your skin or muscles.

What should I expect after the treatment?

You will be given an aftercare brochure detailing what to do after your treatment.

Generally Botox lasts 3-4 months.