Botulinum wrinkle removal
Wrinkles can be temporarily reduced most rapidly with Botulinum toxin injection
As the years pass, deeper and deeper wrinkles may develop on the forehead and around the eye and cheeks, known as mimic wrinkles. These are the result of the increased working of the facial muscles. In our treatment, we use a therapeutic muscle relaxant extracted from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium.
How does Botulinum toxin work?
The injection prevents or reduces the contraction of the mimic muscles at the place of its application and the wrinkles above it are smoothed. The satisfactorily applied effective agent relaxes the muscles slightly and, though the mimics of the face will remain, the skin surface will be smoothed. During the treatment, we use a very thin needle to inject small quantities under the skin at particular points, into the muscles creating the wrinkles. This treatment is safe and effective and lasts for about 10 minutes. The prick of the needle causes minimum discomfort and no anaesthesia is required.
How long will a Botulinum toxin last?
The effect usually lasts for 3-6 months; gradually decreasing. Following a number of treatments, the results can last for 4-8 months or longer. Any side effects of the treatment, if any, are in general mild and temporary. In rare cases, in the case of repeated treatments, an allergic reaction may occur on the skin. Mild, temporary bruising may occasionally be observed, but this symptom also disappears in a few days and makeup can still be used. Occasionally, the eyelids may become slacker or asymmetry may develop on the cheeks; though only temporarily.
What results to expect?
The effect of Botulinum toxin is generally visible within 3 days. The final result will develop in about 1-2 weeks. As the muscle becomes partially inactive, Botulinum smooths the skin and the face becomes calmer and more youthful. The treatment is often combined with other treatments, such as laser skin rejuvenation and injected filler treatments. We can decide upon the most appropriate combinations during consultation and preliminary examination.