What is it?
Neurotoxin injections (Botulinum Toxin) are used in aesthetic medicine to soften or take away frown lines and wrinkles. Botulinum Toxin has FDA approval for the treatment of glabellar lines (frown lines) and crow’s feet, although it is often used off-licence in other areas. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscle, resulting in a decrease in muscle action which lasts for 3-6 months. Apart from the immediate improvement in wrinkles, regular neurotoxin injections help to prevent deep lines and wrinkles from forming and becoming ingrained.
Muscle relaxing injections are the most popular treatments around the world and the feel-good factor is unbelievable. Studies have shown that reducing the frown lines with injections is as affective as an anti-depressant in lifting ones mood.
Most patient start this treatment in their late 20’s – 30’s.
Botulinum Toxin is also widely used to treat other medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis, cerebral palsy, overactive bladders, and strabismus (squinting).