What is Botulinum Toxin?
A naturally occurring protein which is a safe and effective treatment to reduce dynamic facial lines. Three main brands are available – Botox, Azzulure and Bocouture.
The toxin blocks chemical messages from the nerve to the muscle so that the muscle stays in its resting state. The treatment takes up to 2 weeks to take full effect and lasts around 12 weeks on average.
Areas that can be treated.
Most popular areas are crows feet, frown lines and forehead lines, as well as brow lift. Successful treatment may not cause the expression lines to disappear completely but may soften them.
For the first 48 hours after treatment, it is advisable to avoid anything that will cause excessive heat such as strenuous exercise, saunas and alcohol, as this may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.