Botox injections in Nairobi for wrinkle treatment
BOTOX (Botulinum) is a revolutionary anti-wrinkle treatment for reversing the effects of facial wrinkles like crow’s feet, worry lines and laugh lines. These wrinkles, referred to as dynamic wrinkles, can be treated by injecting Botox into the tiny facial muscles that cause them. Botox is more effective and proven to be better than the best anti wrinkle cream.
We only use established botolinum brands from internationally controlled companies, like Botox (Allergan), Vistabel (Allergan), Azzalure (Galderma) or Xeomin (Merz).
Botox is a simple, non-surgical, physician-administered treatment. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Botox is a soluton of purified proteins produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those facial lines that form over time.
Botox works best on the upper third of the face. Forehead furrows (worry lines), glabellar frown lines (between the eyebrows), and lines around the eyes (crow’s feet) nearly always respond favorably to Botox. Other areas include nasal lines (bunny lines), fine wrinkles on your upper lip (smokers lines), and a gummy smile which can be corrected with Botox.
As we get older the elasticity of our skin decreases and does not spring back like it used to causing lines and wrinkles to become ingrained. Botox relaxes the muscles which cause these wrinkles and lines and thus gives us a softer, less tired and more relaxed appearance. Botox was first used in 1980 as a treatment for eye ticks, twitching, uncontrolled blinking and the lazy eye, and has subsequently been safely used cosmetically for over 20 years.
Botox is a purified protein which when used in a very specific, controlled manner causes the facial muscles to relax. It is administered in very minute amounts, carefully and delicately injected into specific muscles in the face using a micro needle.
This causes the muscles that produce deep lines and wrinkles to relax, but allows the other non-targeted muscles to continue to move, thus maintaining all your facial expressions and achieving a natural, fresher look. Therefore, it does not ‘freeze’ or ‘paralyze’ the face. It merely temporarily prevents nerve impulses from causing excessive movements.
The procedure itself is very brief lasting no more than 20-30 minutes and is not generally considered painful.
Botox takes about 2 weeks to activate and completely relax the targeted muscles but you will start to notice changes within 5-10 days. It will last for approximately 3-4 months after which it will start to wear off as new nerve endings begin to grow.
However this re-growth starts to slow down in time, so the more treatments one has the more time it will take for the effects to fully wear off, e.g. 6 months.
Possible side effects include very mild bruising around the injection site (which settles in a few hours) and occasionally slight headaches. In exeptionally rare instances patients may experience temporary droopy eye lids or brow (no longer than 1-2 weeks) which can be reversed with medications.
As the old adage goes “prevention is better than cure”, and Botox has performed very well in supporting this. For younger clients the prevention of wrinkles is always better and less intensive than treating them when they are established.
Cost of treatment with Botox in Nairobi depends on the areas treated and amounts used.