Botulinum Toxin Anti-Wrinkle Treatment (BOTOX®)
Botulinum Toxin is very effective in the field of anti-wrinkle treatments. Forehead lines, brow, frown lines, lines around the eyes and mouth can all be successfully treated.
A few painless injections of Botulinum toxin can lead to a notable reduction in the face wrinkles and will give a natural, youthful look to your face.
Botulinum toxin is a naturally occuring substance which is prepared in minute quantities and acts by temporarily weakening the target muscle responsible for the face wrinkles, allowing the ageing skin to relax. This leads to a reduction in the treated wrinkles.
Typically the injections can take up to a week to take effect and the effects are at their most notable at about two weeks after treatment. After 4-6 months the effects begin to wear off. Repeated treatments can lead to some permanent benefit for some patients and that leads to longer treatment intervals in the future.
In addition to the treatment of fault lines, Botox® is also used to treat hyperdrosis (excessive sweating).
The main side effects include bruising or swelling which usually lasts for a short period of time. No long term problems have been reported as a result of botulinum toxin treatment for facial lines or wrinkles.