Botulinium Toxin Injections
Botulinum Toxin is a natural protein produced by a bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. In large quantities, Botulinum Toxin causes relaxation of muscles. When this protein is purified and injected with a very fine needle into certain facial muscles, the muscles relax and create a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Botulinum Toxin injections are commonly used for:
- Eliminating frown lines and forehead wrinkles
- Eliminating wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), mouth or nose
- Creating a more contoured jawline
- Lifting the brow line
Botulinum Toxin injections may also be used to treat excessive sweating of the palms and armpits by acting directly on the overactive sweat glands.
This procedure is quick and relatively painless. You will be able to start seeing results within 3 to 5 days, although the full effect is only achieved after about 1 week.
The effect of Botulinum Toxin injections may wear off after 4 to 6 months. Thus, continued treatments are usually required to maintain the desired outcome.