Wrinkle relaxation, known as Botox®, is the world’s most popular non-surgical procedure and has been used since the late 1980’s as a cosmetic treatment due to the few risks and minimal recovery.
Many of the signs of ageing that you see on your face may be improved using anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox®, Bocouture (Merz)®, Dysport® and Azzalure®, which have been used for more than 50 years, and were approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 2002 for cosmetic use. They can be used in a variety of ways, which includes improving the look of moderate-to-severe facial lines and wrinkles and in the treatment of excessive underarm sweating.
Botulinum toxin A is a prescribed medicine and when injected works by relaxing the muscles in your face, and therefore they contract less. This reduces the formation of wrinkles, or ‘dynamic lines’ overlying these muscles. This may enable you to enjoy much smoother skin with less signs of ageing. (For hyperhidrosis Botox works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands).
Post treatment you will notice a difference within 7 days with maximum benefit being seen at 14 days. The treatment will last between 3-6 months.
The areas that are most commonly injected are the glabella (the area between your eyebrows), the forehead, crow’s feet at the side of the eyes, brow lift, treatment for gummy smile, Nefertiti lift, hyperhidrosis and teeth grinding.