Botulinum toxin injections are used to help relax facial muscles and make lines and wrinkles less obvious.
The anti-wrinkling effect sets in within three to four days after the injection. The anti-wrinkling effect of Botulinum Toxin lasts for three to four months. Gradually, the wrinkling muscle function returns and wrinkles reappear. When this happens, a repeat treatment is necessary to maintain the desired results.
Whilst Botulinum Toxin can be very effective in reducing wrinkles due to muscle contractions, it has no effect in reducing the fine lines on the face caused by sun damage, and lines due to sagging of facial skin. In those patients with very heavy lines, repeated treatments may be needed for maximum effect. There are no severe complications after cosmetic use of Botulinum Toxin have been reported in the literature.
- It is used to treat:
- Frown lines (mid forehead)
- Crow’s feet (side of eyes/cheeks)
- Forehead wrinkles
- Neck folds
- Excessive sweating
- Hypertrophic masseter / Improve contour of jawline