Lines and wrinkles are a natural, and unstoppable, part of the ageing process. While they are inevitable, they can be both prevented, and reduced, by using botulinum toxin type A. It is still the most powerful anti-ageing tool in aesthetic medicine to date. It works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles. This helps prevent the formation of new wrinkles while softening existing lines.
Botulinum toxin type A is also used to combat a host of other problems, such as Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating), correct ‘square jaw’ and relieve teeth clenching/grinding and improve top lip lines and ‘gummy smile’.
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to:
- Soften frown/forehead/crow’s feet and nose lines
- Lift eyebrows and corners of the mouth
- Improve top lip lines and ‘gummy smile’
- Correct ‘square jaw’ and relieve teeth clenching and grinding
- As a non- surgical neck lift
Q: I’m considering Anti-wrinkle injections but have never had it before. Will I see immediate effects?
A: When you have botulinum toxin type A, it takes between 2 – 14 days for the results to fully develop. This is because the chemical reaction necessary for botulinum toxin type A to take effect on the nerve endings is not immediate and develops over a few days.
Q: Is Botulinum toxin type A Permanent?
A: No, botulinum toxin type A is not permanent. It works by blocking certain nerves in your body which relaxes those muscles. Immediately after having the treatment, your body will begin repairing those nerves, and in 4-6 months they will be back to normal again.
Q: Are Dermal Fillers & Botulinum toxin type A the same thing and work in the same way?
A: Fillers and botulinum toxin type A are two different treatments that work in different ways. Botulinum toxin type A is a drug that relaxes the muscles, causing wrinkles or lines to soften. Fillers, on the other hand, are volumizers and can be used to give a non-surgical facelift. They are used to plump a sagging face and require a deeper injection underneath the skin.
Q: What side effects are there to Botulinum toxin type A?
A: Botulinum toxin type A is as safe as any drug when administered in very small amounts by trained aesthetic doctors, nurses and dentists. The most common side effects experienced are headaches, bruising or slight swelling, which result from the injection itself rather than the drug. Side effects can be experienced by those who are allergic to the substances used to conserve the drug, which can affect around 1 in 5000 people.