Botox® is a brand name for the naturally occurring protein derived from the plant bacterium called botulinum toxin type A
Skin ageing can be a reflection of life’s many varied experiences, but can also become deeper and heavier, leaving us looking tired. Botulinum toxin type A (known as Botox®) has a proven track record of safe use over more than two decades, with the treatment itself being quick and painless with no downtime and minimal risk of bruising. Anti-wrinkle injections (Botox®) are an extremely effective treatment for smoothing furrowed foreheads, softening deep frowns, minimising nasal ‘bunny lines’, lifting a heavy brow and reducing ‘crow’s feet’ around the eyes, as well as for treating more acute problems including excessive underarm sweating.
By gently relaxing the overworked muscles, the skin is allowed to recover and wrinkles to soften. Treating the affected muscle groups in a precise and localised fashion reduces movement in only certain specific muscles, allowing extremely natural results and avoiding the ‘frozen forehead’ look that many fear.
All anti-wrinkle injections offered by Clinica Aesthetics use Botox®, one of just four products approved for use by the FDA, and are available for use only when prescribed by a qualified medical professional, ensuring the highest quality outcomes. At Clinica Aesthetics, all initial cosmetic treatments will therefore include an appointment to be assessed for suitability and be prescribed Botox® as required for the planned treatment.
Possible side effects include:
- Slight bruising or redness at the injection site
- Mild discomfort or short lived headache
- Rarely, temporary weakening of adjacent muscle or temporary drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow
- Pregnancy or breast feeding
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Blood coagulation disorders
- Lambert-Eaton syndrome