Botulinum Toxin is a versatile treatment, most commonly used to improve the look of lines and wrinkles. However, did you know that it tackles more than just that? In fact, it can be used to slim your face and calves, lift your brows and jowls, give you that beautiful glass skin, mimic the effects of a nose job, and even help reduce excessive sweating.
Botulinum toxin is a type of neurotoxin. While it presents as a lethal substance when ingested, injected botulinum toxin is generally safe and plays a significant role in the field of medical aesthetics.
Botulinum toxin interferes with neural transmission by blocking nerve signals to muscles, which weakens and relaxes the muscles. Since the muscles at the treated are unable to contract or tense up, it will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, and/or slim the treated area. Depending on the injection techniques and injection depths, Botulinum toxin can help to achieve various aesthetic results.
Botulinum toxin injection is a temporal treatment that typically lasts around three to six months. The “blocking” effect botulinum toxin naturally wears off as your body constantly generates new neurotransmitters.
For those who are seeking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and slim their jaws. Note: Suitability and amount administered will be determined after a doctor consultation.
The duration of this treatment is around 45 minutes. This includes the duration for topical numbing cream to take effect.
You might feel some discomfort during the treatment, but most patients find it bearable. There might be redness and slight bruising at the injected area(s), which will subside in the next couple of days. There is no downtime, so you can resume your activities right after the treatment.
Results would show in about two weeks time, and last for up to six months. However, results could vary across individuals.
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