What is Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum Toxin injections are a non-surgical wrinkle treatment that involves micro-injections directly into the muscles to relax and “iron out” unwanted wrinkles. It stops the small muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles.

Areas where Botulinum Toxin can be injected:

It is most commonly used to treat forehead lines, frown lines in between the brows and wrinkles in the corners of the eyes.

How does it work?

Botulinum Toxin injections administered along the jawline area up to just beyond the temple area, to target mid-face lifting and rejuvenation. It works by blocking the nerve transmission to muscle cells, thus relaxing the facial muscles.

The goal is for those muscle fibres to contract much less and to no longer create “dynamic lines” in the treated area.

This can be used for a variety of facial rejuvenation techniques, including elevating the brow by treating the brow depressor muscles. This gives the eyes a more open, lifted look (which is why it is also known as a brow lift).
Targeted areas exclude the muscles responsible for facial expressions. Instead, this treatment works on the fine muscles that control pore size and the platysma muscles of the jawline to counteract any sagging effects due to loss of firmness.

How long does each treatment take?

Each treatment will take approximately 30 mins, excluding numbing

Is there any pain or downtime?

There may be a slight discomfort whilst the Botulinum Toxin is being injected into the face. You can also request for a topical numbing cream or ice to help further minimize discomfort.

What results should I expect?

Results will typically be noticeable within a few days to up to 2 weeks post-treatment depending on individual response and area treated.

Are there any side effects with Botulinum Toxin?

It’s completely normal to experience a little bit of discomfort, redness and bruising after the procedure. Reactions generally occur immediately after the needle injection and can include; redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising and tenderness at the injection location. These reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection and are usually resolved a few days after the injection into the skin.

Is there a difference between Botulinum Toxin injections and dermal filler?

Yes there is 100% a difference between Botulinum toxin injections and dermal filler. Botulinum toxin injections stop the small muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles, whilst dermal fillers plump from below the wrinkle to smooth them out and promote a youthful look.


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