Put simply, Botox is the name of just one of several brands of medicine available to treat the wrinkles that form with facial expression.
Doctors and patients have come to refer to such treatments simply as 'Botox', regardless of the product being used, as the effect is exactly the same. (Think of the Coke vs Pepsi analogy.)
Botox is most commonly used to relax wrinkles and lines of the upper face although more advanced treatments not related to wrinkles are also available.
By softening your wrinkles, you can look more youthful and refreshed with just a few quick and simple injections. Unlike what you may have seen on TV or in the magazines with celebrities, Botox treatments don't need to be obvious to those who know you or totally 'freeze' your face. The concept of 'baby Botox', using smaller and more targetted injections is popular and can be easily performed if that is your treatment goal.
What can be treated?
Botox is an extremely versatile treatment and can be used to treat several areas of the face.
Traditionally, Botox is priced in Australia per unit of product used, however, after receiving feedback from our patients, we think it's a confusing concept.
Our treatments are priced according to how many areas of the face are treated. This way you'll know exactly what to budget for and what to expect.
Most common areas of treatment include:
- frown lines
- forehead lines
- crows feet
We can also use Botox in the lower face to soften less commonly treated lines and wrinkles:
- 'bunny' (nose) lines
- dimply chin
- peri oral lines