Anti-Wrinkle Treatment (BOTOX®)
BOTOX is a registered trade name which has become known as the more common & generic term for Botulinum Toxin.
The substance can be injected into the skin in small, measured & safe quantities to inhibit muscle movement within the target area which, has the effect of assisting in preventing wrinkles from developing or worsening and, will promote the appearance of smoother looking skin.
There is no upper-age limit for using the treatment to rejuvenate your face, the only considerations are health and skin tone.
So long as your skin still has reasonable elasticity, it should respond well to muscle relaxation with Botox.
By relaxing the glabellar muscles that cause the “frown” lines that are bothering you, treatments allow the overlying skin to smooth out & can also be used to minimize or stop crow's feet wrinkles around the eyes.
In cases where the patient suffers deep creases or wrinkles in the glabellar, on the forehead or underneath the eyes, it may be necessary to first employ some resurfacing techniques.
Where the wrinkles are deep, treatments can be incorporated with the use of hyaluronic-acid based fillers to further improve results.
Typically for Glabella lines. Theses are the short vertical lines found between the eyebrows and extending up the central forehead for a centimetre or so.
Typically used for the treatment of Glabella lines between the eyebrows & crows feet around the eyes
The three main treatment areas are the Glabella, the forehead and Crow's feet and they all have their own specific injection patterns.
We can reduce the movement of the upper lip using Botulinum Toxin (more commonly known as ‘Botox’). The toxin is injected into the muscles in very controlled measures to make them temporarily relax, meaning that less gum is displayed when you smile.
The effects are not immediate, taking up to two weeks to take full effect, however, some patients have reported seeing an improvement much earlier and as with all treatments the results will vary from person to person.
Botox is an effective treatment for reducing a prominent or asymmetric jaw line caused by enlarged muscles. The muscles along the posterior jaw are used to chew and clench the teeth, and can become enlarged when the teeth are clenched while sleeping or from chewing gum.
The toxin is used to relax the overused muscles thus preventing them from over working and becoming larger.
Yes, Botulinum Toxin more commonly known as Botox, can work to treat excessive underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis). The treatment involves small amounts of the toxin being injected with a short needle in very specific areas of the arm pit which will then block nearby nerve signals to sweat glands that normally tell the gland to release sweat.