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 botulinum toxin 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 countries.

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 being treated.

The Procedure. 
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 needle.

  • 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 to work?

Normal activities can resume immediately but read the aftercare instructions carefully.