Botulinum toxin is a treatment that can give your skin a smoother, more youthful appearance.
In Aesthetic Medicine, Botulinum toxin is used in rejuvenating therapies to treat areas in the upper part of the face in order to combat fine lines and wrinkles.
In cosmetic use since the late 1980’s, they have become increasingly popular due to the remarkable results they can deliver. Administered via injection, they work by relaxing the contracted muscles in the treated area, softening of appearance of existing lines, preventing future ones forming, and restoring a more youthful appearance. The most popular areas for Botox treatment are:
- Forehead Lines and wrinkle
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- ‘Crow’s Feet’ around the eyes
Botox treatment is also used with more advanced applications including those for:
- Droopy Jowls
- Dimpled Chins
- Peri-Oral Lipstick Lines
- Downturned Mouths
- Neck lines and bands
- A ‘gummy’ smile
- Hyperhidrosis, or excess perspiration
At your initial consultation Dr Marcellino will assess your suitability and agree on the areas you would like treated. He may also recommend dermal fillers for deeper lines and wrinkles. You will then be booked in for your treatment at a time and date convenient to you.
The treatment is injected directly into the treated area, resulting in temporarily relaxing the facial muscles. Because a very fine needle is used, you should only experience mild and temporary discomfort.
The entire procedure usually takes no longer than 10 minutes and, with little or no recovery time, you can resume your normal activities immediately after your treatment. It generally takes three to seven days to see full effect of Botulinum toxin treatment.
As the results are not permanent, they will naturally break down with time, meaning repeat administrations will be required in order to maintain results. However, lines and wrinkles may appear less severe over time and better results can be obtained after the first administrations.