Botox (botulinum toxin type A) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles of the face and neck, by a fully qualified doctor. It is safe and effective.
Botox is used to temporarily improve both early signs of aging, but also further aged and mature skins to achieve a smoother more youthful appearance. Botulinum toxin gives a more youthful rested look, restoring the jawline, and rendering smoother even the necklines.
Most dynamic expression lines, such a crow’s feet (around the eyes) and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults, are reduced, or even disappear. Botulinum toxin can also be used to prevent excess sweating of palms soles, underarms, forehead etc.
At Dermaperfect you may have all the benefits of the botulinum injections with the most natural looking outcome.
|Duration||Around 20 mins|
|Contraindications||Neurologic or muscle disorders such as Bels Palsy, Myasthenia gravis, Multiple sclerosis|
|Downtime||No downtime. Avoid exercise however for 24 hrs|
|Final Result||Dramatically decrease in lines, slight lift in some cases. A more youthful rested appearance|
|Suitable For||Smoothing out of lines and creases in forehead and crows feet area. Also useful for reducing neck bands|
How does botulinum toxin work?
When injected into a given area Botox, which is the trade name of Botulinum toxin type A, reversibly blocks the impulses from the nerves to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. By doing this, the muscles cannot contract or move as intensely as before, and therefore tend to relax. When muscles relax, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles continue to contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
The toxin will wear off gradually over a period of a few months, in which case full expression is restored.
What areas can be treated by botulinum toxin?
Any muscle activity on the body can be targeted with botox. However it is most commonly performed in the upper face. The most common areas requested are the forehead lines, vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, and crows feet or laughter lines radiating away from the eyes. Whilst it does work around the mouth, chin and neck area, the benefits must always outweigh any possible weakness of the mouth muscles. Lower face rejuvenation usually is achieved with combination therapies such as dermal fillers, thread lift, fractional laser etc.
When should I start botulinum toxin treatment?
Dr Tympanidis will assess your skin and suggest the best treatment for your age and skin type. Usually when expression lines of the upper face become visible at rest it is time to consider Botox. This not only will smoothen up the lines to start with, but it may also reverse them to null, after a few session of botox.
Dr Tympanidis guarantees the most natural outcome of botulinum toxin injections.
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