Botulinum toxin is a popular, non-surgical treatment in facial aesthetics, exploiting it’s paralytic side-effect. When injected at particular points under the skin it relaxes the muscles and smoothens the skin
What is involved?
An ultra-fine needle is used to precisely deliver small amounts of purified protein. This prevents certain facial muscles from contracting and so smoothing lines and wrinkles and preventing the formation of new ones.
Treatment takes around 15-20 minutes and the effects will show in a couple of days. These injections are used most often in the upper part of the face to correct forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet.
Uses of Botulinum toxin:
This is the most common use in combating different types of wrinkles and lines. We use it for
Crow’s feet lines
Reducing the appearance of a sad mouth
2. Gummy Smile
If you feel that you show too much gum when you smile then you can have botulinum toxin applied in your upper lip to reduce the hyper-active muscle action that causes your lip to move too much.
3. Excessive sweating
Botulinum toxin has been proven to help reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). It effectively blocks the nerves that cause excessive sweating and can help treat a sometimes very embarrassing condition.
4. Headaches and migraines
If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines you may want to consider Botulinum toxin treatment. Studies have shown that when the toxin is injected into sites around the forehead it reduces the chances of a migraine attack. There is no conclusive reason why it works, however scientists believe that the toxin inhibits the nerves that cause the headaches to occur. We strongly suggest you consult your GP about chronic headaches and migraines before considering Botulinum toxin treatment.