What is Botulinum Toxin?
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.
Common areas includes:
- Crow’s Feet
- Forehead Line
- Frown Line
- Eye Brow Lift
- Jowl Lift
Other uses of Botulinum Toxin:
- Face Contouring – Women with square jaw can be treated with Botox to make the face slimmer by injecting Botox to the masseter muscle. The effect will last for 4 to 6 months.
- Excessive Sweating of the Axillary Area – Botox can help reduce sweat production.
- Migraine Treatment
- Pores Reduction and Improvement of Skin Texture – When Micro Botox is administered, it can help to reduce oily skin, pores tightening, reduced fine lines and wrinkle. It significantly improve skin texture with radiance shine and glow.
- 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:
- a well-defined and distinctive jowl and jawline
- reduction of sagging submental skin resulting in better submental contouring
- relaxation of platysmal band (vertical banding)
- necklines reduction
- smoother skin texture
Risks & Side Effets
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.