Botullinum Toxin, commonly known as BOTOX® (or ‘botox’), is a “Prescription Only” Medication that has been used for over 20 years.
When injected, Botulinum Toxin, reversibly freezes or relaxes the muscle. Therefore, it may be used to treat facial lines caused primarily by the action of the muscles that have no significant function. Examples include:
- the deep crease between the eyebrows
- crow’s feet wrinkles
- forehead lines
- lines around the mouth and on the neck
Ageing is associated with the development of wrinkles and furrows on the face. These lines may develop as a result of weakened dermal collagen from sun and gravity, or due to facial muscle action on the skin. Injection into frown lines has been shown to be very successful.
Good results may be obtained after a single injection session and may last three to six months. The full effect of the injection may take up to 21 days to work. Some patients with very powerful muscles may not see a complete relaxation of the targeted area, but subsequent injections will further weaken them.
BOTOX® treatment may be combined with dermal fillers for a fuller rejuvenation. Dermal fillers work in a different way, by replenishing volume in deeper lines and creases, so can work very well alongside BOTOX®.
Baby BOTOX® uses the same botullinum toxin injectable solution. However, it describes a practice of administering the treatment for a very natural look.
This option is perfect for first time BOTOX® patients, younger patients or those who want to preserve their facial movement while achieving younger-looking skin.
To learn more about Botox treatment, contact us to book your private consultation with Dr Barbara Kubicka. There’s no obligation to proceed, so it’s a great informal opportunity to have a detailed assessment and discuss what treatments may be right for you. Call us on 0207 125 0521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.