What is Botulinum Toxin ?
Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Botulinum toxin is a very safe, effective treatment not only used in cosmetic clinics, but also for a number of medical conditions, including migraine and excessive sweating. All botulinum toxins are prescription only medicines and can only be prescribed by doctors, dentists and nurses with the prescribing qualification, following a face to face assessment and consultation with the qualified prescriber.
How Does it Work?
The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract. Without these messages, the muscle stays in a resting state until the 'messengers' recover. The aim of this treatment is to significantly reduce the movement of the muscles causing expression lines. It may not cause the expression lines themselves to disappear completely, this will depend upon the quality of your skin and may take time over a course of treatments.
What Areas Can Be Treated?:
- Forehead and eyes
- Worry lines/Frown lines
- Brow lift
- Crows feet
- Lip lines
- Gummy Smile
- Lower face treatment to improve jawline and appearance of neck
HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?
The product usually takes 2-3 days to start working and the effects can last up to 4 months depending on the strength of your muscles and your individual response to the product.