What is botulinum toxin treatment?
Botulinum toxin treatments are used to relax the facial muscles and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. More commonly known as Botox, which is actually a brand name (although there are other suppliers such as Azzalure), they have been on the market for over 25 years.
Anti wrinkle treatments continue to be one the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments available as it is relatively quick treatment that is virtually painless, requiring no downtime for the patient. Patients can return to their everyday activities immediately after.
How do botulinum toxin treatments work?
Botulinum toxin is injected into targeted facial muscles to smooth lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive expressions. When administered, it temporarily blocks the neuro-transmitters that cause common expressions, such as frowning, or scowling. By preventing these repetitive movements, the lines and wrinkles can be softened. The treatment takes less than 30 minutes, and results last anywhere between four and six months.
The most popular areas treated by botulinum toxin are:
- Crow’s feet – outer corners of the eyes
- Frown lines – vertical lines between the eyebrows
- Forehead Lines – horizontal lines above the brow
Botulinum toxin is a safe and effective treatment that reverses signs of ageing, and patients typically find themselves looking years younger. Odds are you’ve seen plenty of people who have tried this procedure, but when done well its more a case of thinking your friends have maybe been to a spa or had plenty of sleep - 'natural' is, in my opinion the best approach - put simply ... Look Like You.
Injections can be used to treat existing lines but they can also benefit patients who are looking for an effective preventative treatment. There are very few side effects to this simple treatment and you may be surprised to know that there are a variety of medical uses for this product, including treating migraines, profuse sweating and lazy eyes.