Botulinum Toxin Injection
Botulinum Toxin is a highly purified protein that is manufactured under stringent conditions. It is commonly used cosmetically to eliminate wrinkles by paralyzing muscles temporarily. It has been used medically to treat millions of muscular conditions patients worldwide including children with cerebral palsy.
It is a non-surgical treatment that relaxes your muscles that lead to forehead, brow, and around the eye and mouth wrinkles. Once you’ve have the procedure done, it leaves you looking more youthful and relaxed, since it smooths out the wrinkles in these areas and often opens your eyes wider and raises your brow.
It is a highly purified protein administered in a few tiny injections to relax the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. It blocks the nerve cells that cause muscle contraction, resulting in smoothening of facial lines and preventing new lines from forming.
The procedure involves injections using a fine needle into the muscles located underneath the skin. Local anesthetic may be used prior to injection. Patients often cannot feel the injection, or they compare it to a minor insect bite.
The treatment usually does not require any downtime and normal activities can be resumed immediately after the procedure. Some small red dots may be visible on the skin after treatment, as well as some minor bruising. However, both the red dots and bruising from the treatment will fade after a few hours.
After a simple 10-minute procedure, Botulinum Toxin improves appearance within days and the youthful look lasts up to 4-6 months. Its precise effect means it can be customised to suit you personally.