Treatment with botulinum toxin – usually marketed under the brand name ‘Botox’ is the most popular non surgical facial treatment used worldwide.
Excessive contraction and activity of the muscles of facial expression can lead to the formation of lines and wrinkles, especially in the forehead and around the eyes (crows feet).
Botulinum toxin blocks the release of the substance (acetylcholine) responsible for nerve impulses which cause muscle contraction.
By injecting Botulinum toxin into the affected area the muscle responsible for wrinkling, become less active giving the face a more refreshed appearance.
The wrinkles become smoother or may even disappear. Initial effects can be felt within 48-72 hours with the maximum effect reached in about 2 weeks. A review appointment will be arranged for 2-3 weeks after treatment.