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Wrinkle Relaxing Treatment with Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox®)

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Wrinkles and facial lines result from ageing, muscle activity and your genetic predisposition. In addition, excessive sun exposure, alcohol consumption and smoking can also increase the likelihood of wrinkles. Whilst you may be able to reduce or control some of the factors, you cannot influence all factors and that's why we all develop some wrinkles as we age.

Botox® is the commercial name for Botulinum Toxin Type A. Botox® is a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria known as Clostridium Botulinum. This neurotoxin is refined, purified, diluted and used in very small therapeutic doses.

Botox® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe wrinkles in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time. The effect will be visible in about 2 weeks and gradually wears off after a few months. So if you wish to maintain the desire effect, the treatment needs to be repeated after 3 to 4 months. After a few treatments the effect will last for longer periods.

Botox® has been used for several treatments since the 1970’s and it has been safely used for non-surgical treatments for more than 30 years. In 1987, Dr. Alastair Carruthers discovered the application of Botox® for non-surgical cosmetic use, since then Botox® has been used by millions of people worldwide.

In cosmetics, Botox® can be used for the treatment of 3 main areas; Forehead, glabellar (frown lines between the eyebrows) and crow’s feet. Botox® is injected in the chosen muscle with a very small needle and it only produces minimal discomfort. DermaTops also offers specialised advanced techniques with Botox® for treatment of the following areas:

  • Eyebrow lift
  • Chin
  • Corners of the Mouth
  • Nasal Bunny Lines
  • Vertical Lip Lines
  • Neck Lines (Platysmal Bands)
  • Reduction of Volume of Masseter Muscle (Masseteric Hypertrophy)
  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Excessive Sweating (Medically known as Hyperhidrosis) is another area that respondes very well to treatment with Botox®.

Botox® works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces the chosen muscles activity that causes the persistent lines to form in our skin. Therefore it is very important to choose an approved and experienced practitioner. At DermaTops, we ensure that you get the best treatment by practitioners having regular clinical updates and having gathered an extensive array of experience and knowledge.

Following treatment with Botox® there can be side effects such as: slight bleeding, swelling, redness and some bruising, they are very rare and usually temporary. Infection at the injection site is also very rare. Use of a simple antiseptic cream can help prevent this. Some Clients experience a transient mild headache, nausea or skin irritation. If this does occur it will improve after a day or two.

Other side effects are directly related to the action of the Botox®. Ptosis (eyelid or eyebrow droop) and Diplopia (double vision) are rare but possible and can take a few weeks to settle completely if they do occur. These side effects are related to the practitioner's technique and the knowledge of facial anatomy. Muscle atrophy or wasting can occur with regular treatments. Developing resistance to Botox® is possible if you develop antibodies against the toxin. Higher doses (not in cosmetic treatments) and too frequent treatments can increase this risk. There are possible solutions to resistance. This can be discussed during the consultation with the practitioner.

Tell your Practitioner about all your medical conditions, including if you have: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; weakness of forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (It is not known if Botox® can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to breastfeed (It is not known if Botox® passes into breast milk).

At DermaTops, we offer you a full medical assessment prior to your first treatment. We will advise you on an individualised plan of treatment to suit your needs. This process gives you a great opportunity to ask all the questions that you might have and discuss the treatment plan.Wrinkle Relaxing Treatment can be applied alone or in combination with other treatments.

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