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Dr. George H. Paleologos

Member of the British Association of Dermatologists, British Medical Laser Association, British Society for Dermatologic Surgery and British Cosmetic Dermatology Group

44 Kavetsou Road
Mytilene, Lesvos

Tel: (+30) 22510 46322
Mobile: (+30) 693 6386991

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Botox® is incredibly popular worldwide and it's easy to see why. Botox® safely and greatly reduces the visibility of lines and wrinkles, gently erasing the tell-tale signs of ageing to restore a fresh and relaxed look.
The revolutionary anti-ageing injection, most commonly known as Botox®, is the most popular anti-wrinkle treatment in the world and is prescribed by sk:n's team of expert doctors to greatly reduce wrinkles in the upper third of the face. This includes forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows (glabella), and crows' feet around the eyes. It is a non-surgical procedure, there is no scarring and you can resume your usual activities immediately after treatment.

What is Botox®?

Botox® (botulinum toxin) is a type of protein that is used to weaken and inactivate muscles that wrinkle the skin. Initially used in 1973 to relax overactive eye muscles that cause 'crossed eyes' and facial tics, it has since gained popularity to treat a number of muscular diseases and for use as a cosmetic agent.

How does Botox® work?

Botox® works by being injected directly, in extremely small doses, into a specific muscle where it blocks the electrical signals from the brain to the muscle. As the muscle weakens, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes allowing muscle contractions to soften and often disappear. During this time, the wrinkled skin is able to heal as the muscle is no longer able to contract and 'fracture' the skin. This, essentially, is what a wrinkle is: a fracture in the skin.
Botox® is only attracted to muscles, and therefore Botox® has no adverse effect on other areas of the body.

About the Botox® procedure

It is a safe and simple procedure. A very small amount of Botox® is injected with a very fine needle into several locations in the face. The doctor will decide which muscles to inject Botox® into by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. Usually, the doctor will ask you to frown as hard as you can. The pain associated with injections is mild to moderate and no local anaesthetic is required. Administering Botox® is a very quick procedure; usually taking approximately 10 minutes. You will be able to drive and engage in almost all of your usual daily activities immediately after your injections - for example, going to the gym or doing any other form of strenuous exercise is not recommended up to 24 hours after treatment as this could allow the Botox® to migrate to other muscles in the face. You may develop slight bruising at the injection sites: this is completely normal, but otherwise there will be no visible signs of your Botox® treatment.
Botox® anti-ageing injections are not permanent, so we recommend repeat treatments at 3-4 monthly intervals to maintain the effects. Thousands of Botox® treatments are performed every year, with astonishing results - noticeable from 2-14 days afterwards and lasting several months. To complement the lasting results of your Botox® treatment, we highly recommend the use of SPF30 or 50 sun protection cream.

Are there side effects?

In rare cases, the Botox® can migrate to nearby muscles, causing some weakness, such as drooping of the upper eyelid. This is a temporary side effect, lasting for a few weeks at most.