Botulism toxin is a prescription medicine, that is prescribed and injected by a trained Doctor. The botulism toxin is injected into muscles, to improve the appearance of moderate to severe lines.
Botulism toxin remains the single most popular treatment in Australia to prevent overworking of facial muscles which create and deepen fine lines and wrinkles.
It is also used for many of medical conditions such as migraines, excessive sweating, and muscle spasm.
Botulism toxin temporarily reduces the appearance of lines by relaxing the muscle activity and so the treatment will need to be carried out every 3-4 months depending on the degree of concern and patient preference.
Increased metabolism, increased activity, the muscle size, gender, dieting, exercise, stress, sunburn, some facial treatments and certain medications.
The majority of patients will encounter minimal to no downtime.
Rarely there is mild swelling and redness from the injections, but this will subside within 1 hour post treatment.
Bruising is unlikely but may occur, if it does happen its usually very minimal, which is easy covered with makeup (1 hour post treatment).