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Line Softening (Botulinum Toxin)

Therapy Botulinum Toxin (Botox) for Wrinkle Correction

What is botulinum toxin?

Botulinum ToxinAzzalure  Botulinum toxinBotulinum toxin which is produced by a bacterium, blocks the release of acetylcholine,the sub-stance responsible for transmitting electrical impulses that elicit muscle contraction. In medicine, botulinum toxin is injected directly into hyperactive muscles. It has been safely and effectively used for treatment of squint and lid spasm since the early eighties. It has now become an important non-surgical treatment for spasmodic neck muscles, writer’s cramp, certain tremors, tics, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal chord injuries, Parkinson’s disease and facial spasms. Botulinum toxin is marketed under many names such as Botox, Vistabel, Dysport and Azzalure

How does botulinum toxin work?

Hyperactivity of the facial expression muscles often results in the development of deep frown lines, forehead lines and/or crow’s feet. Injecting botulinum toxin into the affected area temporarily paralyses the underlying muscles responsible for wrinkling, giving the face a more relaxed and pleasant appearance. The wrinkles become smoother or disappear altogether.

When and for how long does botulinum toxin work?

The initial effects of treatment become visible within 48 to 72 hours. The maximum effect is reached in about 1-2 weeks.
The effects of treatment generally lasts for 4 months. Re-treatment is then required.

Potential side effects.

BotoxBotulinum toxin is generally a safe and effective treatment method. While it very potent in high concentration, it is used in very small quantities with high margins of safety. Nevertheless certain side effects can occur, but like the intended treatment they are not permanent. The vast majority of people will have no problems at all and can return to normal activities immediatley.

  • Bruising or swelling at the injection site
  • Slight feeling of nausea
  • Tiredness
  • Temporary drooping of the eyebrow or upper lid
  • Brief visual disturbances

Before / After Pictures

Botox - Before / After

Botox - Before / After

Botox - Before / After