Botulinum toxin injections
This is a natural purified protein that relaxes the muscles causing wrinkle causing muscles, creating a rejuvenated appearance.
This protein relaxes the muscles of facial expression thus smoothening the lines and also preventing new lines from being formed. Wrinkles are formed when we use our muscles to make expressions. When we are young our skin springs back to its initial position after facial expression but as we get older lines which appeared only when we smile or frown remain on the skin even at rest. This is due to loss of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid which are the structural proteins of the skin this along with sunlight, smoking and stress all contribute to creation of wrinkles and folds.
This is a non surgical treatment where a small amount of protein is used to relax the muscles by the doctor and usually takes 10-15 minutes; discomfort is typically minimal and brief. Normal activities can be resumed soon after.
The effect can last upto 6 months before lines slowly begin to return. On repeated injections the effect lasts longer. It does not cause more wrinkles to appear as it relaxes muscles. In case you choose not to have further injections your muscles will eventually come back to pre-treatment levels.
It takes upto 7-14 days to appreciate the full results.
It can be combined with other cosmetic procedures like fillers, threads, vampire facials.
Side effects :
Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning/stinging, bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, skin tightness, itching, aching, headache, nausea, flu like symptoms.
The injections have been used since past 20 years with a safety record and effective for millions of patients worldwide.