Sunkissed Studio works in conjunction with a highly qualified nurse
who can advise on, and administer Botox. All consultations are free and this is
where the cost of the treatment will be discussed.
What is Botox?
Botox is a brand name for the purified form of a plant bacterium called
type A, which is
produced by the bacteria, clostridium botulinum. In large doses it is a
potentially lethal toxin. Vegans should note that, I believe the bacteria is fed
on meat during the fermentation process.
How long has Botox been used?
Botox has been used for various conditions for over 15 years in 60
How does Botox work?
When we laugh or frown, the brain sends a signal to the muscles to make the
expression lines appear in the face. Botox blocks the signals from
the nerve to the facial muscles to stop them contracting, leaving the skin
looking smooth. Botox is not a wrinkle remover; it can only work on expression
lines that are controlled by muscles. It will work on the specific muscles that
have been injected leaving the surrounding muscles to work normally. It cannot
make the lines disappear completely but it will make an improvement to areas
The Botox powder is supplied to the nurse who reconstitutes it
in a saline solution. It is then injected using a disposable syringe with a fine
- How Long Does
Botox Take? - The nurse will ask some questions about your medical history
and make sure you have realistic expectations of the outcome. You may also
be asked to sign a consent and disclaimer form. The whole procedure usually
takes 15 minutes but no more than half an hour.
- Selecting the
sites for Botox - The nurse will sometimes mark with a pen the areas that
need injecting. Some will use an EMG machine to tell them the correct place
to inject, while others will go straight ahead and inject the sites that
they have already agreed with the patient.
- Injecting the
sites with Botox- You will be asked to frown hard so the nurse can see the
areas to treat. They will then inject the sites (some patients say this
resembles an ant sting) and each site is injected very precisely.
Anaesthetic is not generally required but some surgeons will apply Emla
cream to numb the area first, or put ice on before and after.
Can I go straight back
can resume immediately but read the aftercare instructions carefully.