Botox is a popular and widely used anti-aging skin treatment that prevents temporary muscle contraction to help with lessening of wrinkles and crows feet. It is a procedure that needs to be done continuously and consists of a series of injections beneath the skin to the treatable areas. After the treatment is applied the patient can return to work as normal. There are no lasting effects or pain afterwards.
It is also used for the treatment of individuals suffering from Hyperhydrosis, (excessive sweating) which can be triggered by stressful situations. It can be administered to block the action of the nerves that supply the eccrine glands; preventing them from secreting sweat, but it does not affect the nerves that are sensitive to touch or pain.
Botox treatment is available locally in several localities and facilities. Apart from hospitals, there are a number of clinics and even health spas that offer this service and all are safe and with high standards of hygiene. Furthermore, Botox treatment in Malta is significantly cheaper than other countries with prices as much as 60% lower.
The commercial name of a botulinum toxin is Botox. When you smile or frown, this is a result of a nerve signal from your brain to your muscles causing them to move. The injection itself takes a few minutes. In most cases treatment takes between 10 and 20 minutes. The surgeon uses a special syringe and injects a small amount of Botox to the muscles involved. Men usually require larger amounts, due to larger muscles. The pain involving the injection is usually well tolerated by most of the patients, so there is no need for a local anaesthetic. In selected cases a sedative drug or local anaesthetic may be used. It is advisable not to massage or rub the treated area and to treat it gently for 24 hours following treatment. There are more and more men using Botox however since muscles are generally larger than women’s, a larger amount of the Botox substance needs to be administered.
The proliferation of Botox and it’s availability locally have been driven by an increase in demand by locals as well as medical tourists using Maltese facilities for this safe procedure.
With it’s popularity set to increase further, there will undoubtedly be new facilities starting operations and increased services at existing facilities offering Botox treatment further placing Malta on the map.