Botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxin

Botox is the name of one brand of botulinum toxin. It is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment chosen by millions of men and women around the world. The treatment is proven to be effective in reducing dynamic wrinkles and facial lines to a great extent. Botox is injected into the muscle by using a very fine needle and the results can be seen within a week. It reduces the wrinkles by weakening and not paralyzing the underlying muscles which cause wrinkles. It is very effective in treating vertical frown lines, forehead lines, smile lines around the eyes (crow's feet), lines around the mouth and facial spasms. It can be used to elevate a depressed brow .Along with fillers, it is used for facial contouring .Injections are almost painless as fine needles are used and an anaesthetic cream is applied before the procedure. They are given in the out patient clinic. Though these are nonsurgical procedures, it is advised to get the treatment by experts who have adequate knowledge of the facial muscles and the anatomy of the facial blood vessels; so that injections can be performed at the right sites and planes in a sterile manner; minimizing chances of infections and complications.

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