Botulinum toxin is fast becoming the treatment of choice for the reduction, elimination and prevention of fine lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is a purified protein produced by the clostridium botulinum bacterium. When injected directly into a muscle it blocks the release of a substance called acetylcholine, the substance responsible for transmitting electrical impulses that elicit muscle contraction. Restricting the contraction of certain muscles gives improvement cosmetically on the surface of the skin where lines have accumulated.
Everyone is an individual The results will vary between individuals. Assessment and expected clinical outcomes will be fully delivered and explained in the consultation.
Fine lines can be expected to disappear after one treatment and botulinum toxin will also greatly minimize and prevent the formulation of new lines.
Moderate lines can be expected to appear a lot softer, smoother and in some cases disappear depending on the severity of them.
Severe lines and permanent muscle contraction can be expected to appear softer, lifted and release tension.
How long will results last?
Improvements in the lines and relaxing of the muscle will begin to be apparent after 3-10 days following treatment and results should be expected to last approximately 3-4 months.
For more long term results, including the permanent reversal of very deep furrows and to prevent any future development, 2-3 treatments per year is advised.