It is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It is FDA approved for treatment of wrinkle in the 1990’s. It is a safe and non-invasive procedure to reduce unwanted wrinkle and fine lines.
5. Nefertiti Lift – It is named after the Egyptian Queen in the 14th Century BC who is known for her distinct and elegant jawline. Botox is injected into areas along lower jaw and down to the neck, focusing on platysmal muscles which pull down the skin in the jawline causing a jowl. Relaxation of platysmal muscle will give rise to:
Botox injections are generally well-tolerated with minimal side effects. Common side effects like bruising can happen. Rarely eyebrow and eyelid drooping, facial asymmetry when smiling can happen. Patients are usually advised to refrain from rubbing the treated area for 24 hours.