Botulinum Toxin is one of the pillars of non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Botulinum Toxin is injected, in minute doses, into specific portions of facial muscles, to temporarily (3 months on average) reduce their movement thereby reducing lines in the overlying skin and subtly altering the shape of some facial features. Consequently, it efficiently softens lines (frown, smile lines around the eyes, smokers lines around the mouth) and shapes the eyebrows, mouth and lips.
Traditionally patients are more comfortable with the concept of using ‘Botox’ however this needs to be contrasted with the benefits offered by fillers to determine the best option for each area and individual.
We also have many patients who have benefitted from repeated botulinum toxin treatments for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), bruxism (grinding) and migraines.