Botulinum toxin injections
Botulinum toxin injections (BTX) are the most popular anti-wrinkle treatments, and Botox is the most famous brand. BTX is a very effective, safe, pain-free and quick way to dramatically improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to restore the youthful look of the face.
BTX can be used in most areas of the face, as a stand-alone treatment, but is also a powerful tool in combination with other anti-ageing treatments, such as radio-frequency, PRF, skin resurfacing, IPL etc.
Areas often treated with BTX:
- Forehead and Frown lines
- Smile lines around the eyes/ “Crows’ feet”
- Gummy smile
- Dimples Chin
- Downturned corners of the Mouth
- Smoker’s lines
How does it work? Dynamic wrinkles are formed when specific muscles in the face contact and thereby pulling/ bundling the skin, creating lines, wrinkles and folds. With repetition and with time, these dynamic wrinkles (seen only when the muscle is working) will become static wrinkles (seen even when the face is at rest). When small droplets of botulinum toxin are injected into the over-active part of the muscle, it becomes relaxed and stops creating the dynamic wrinkles. The effect typically lasts for 3 months, after which the muscle activity goes back to how it was before the treatment.