|One of the most popular procedures in Aesthetic Medicine.
Botulinum Toxin is a Prescription Only Medication that produce a muscle relaxation treatment for frown lines, forehead lines, crow's feet and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). It has been used successfully and safely for more than 15 years in many medical disciplines, such as Neurology and Ophthalmology.
The Benefits of the Treatment
Botulinum Toxin relaxes the muscles that cause frown lines, forehead lines and crow's feet. It can be used also to reduce marionette and chin lines, and to soften neck wrinkles.
- Facial lines seem to disappear or diminish dramatically after the treatment
- You can resume normal activities immediately.
- It only takes 2-3 days for the injections to begin to take effect – 7 days for full effect
- Treatment lasts from 3-6 months
No anaesthetic is required. A microneedle is used to reduce discomfort to a minimum.
How does it work?
Facial expressions occur when the brain sends a signal to muscle tissue. Botulinum Toxin blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. This relaxes the muscles to stop them contracting, leaving the overlying skin smooth and unwrinkled. The treatment works only on the specific muscles injected leaving surrounding muscles to function as usual, producing normal facial expression without the wrinkles. It cannot "freeze" your facial expressions because it only works where you want it to.
How the treatment is performed ?
Botulinum Toxin is injected using a disposable syringe with a very fine needle. A very small amount of powder is diluted with saline and injected very precisely into several locations on the face.
For frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines, 3-5 injection sites are required. For excessive sweating several injections are required. Treatment takes around 15 minutes, depending on the number of areas you wish to treat.