Botulinum Toxin (specifically Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a medicine that can block the transmission of the nerve impulses to muscles. This reduces the effect of the muscle’s contraction, and softens the subsequent wrinkles or lines that muscle groups may be causing.
Over time some people develop a progressive deepening of the lines in typical facial areas, which can be displeasing for many. Botulinum Toxin injections are a reliable and effective treatment that reverses the effect of the muscles giving excellent and predicable cosmetic results.
What areas can Botulinum Toxin treat?
Typical areas to use Botulinum Toxin are in the three areas of the upper face.
The most common is the “Glabellar” or Frown area, which is between the eyebrows, and is formed commonly with a worried or angry expression. The effect of treatment is a lifting of the frown, and an overall brightened appearance to that area of the face. Unintentional frowns and worried expressions are dramatically improved.
The other areas commonly treated include the horizontal forehead lines, from raising the eye-brows, and the ‘crows-feet’ from squinting or smiling expressively. For many people these lines can become undesirable, and this is probably the most effective, and safest treatment available to address the areas successfully. The lines can be softened using Botulinum Toxin, smoothing the brow, and reducing crows-feet for a more youthful appearance.
Benefits of Botulinum Toxin
Botulinum Toxin is non-permanent, and therefore doesn’t carry with it the permanent risks of some surgical interventions. There is no down-time, or scarring. The effects last for up to 6 months, and are very cost-effective given their duration. This gives the opportunity to try the treatment, reassured the effects aren’t permanent. It also gives the opportunity to alter the dose to the ideal results as you find exactly how much Botulinum Toxin you need for the optimum effect.
Low Risk of Complications
Predicable and Reliable Results
Problems resolve quickly
Quick and almost pain-free procedure
Since the late 1980s, Botulinum Toxin has been cornerstone of the facial aesthetics industry. Treatments have gone from being experimental, to being commonplace on the high-street.
The effects of Botulinum Toxin are profound. It has a dramatic effect on lines, wrinkles and hyperactive muscles when used correctly. The effects can be to relax an overactive brow causing lines above the eyebrows, soften, or often erase all signs of, the classic '11' sign of a persistent frown. Crows-feet can be rendered a thing of the past, and the list of indications for Botulinum Toxin Type A continues to increase.
Please see some of the before and after pictures from our own clients (written consent requested and given prior to publication of any photos). Please note the caption as to whether the patient is actively trying to use the muscle group, or in the relaxed phase.
"...absolutely delighted with the results!"
If you have never had an aesthetic treatment before, then I cannot recommend Dr Berry highly enough. As well as explaining the treatments available thoroughly, there was no pressure to go ahead until I was sure. I opted for Botulinum Toxin to smooth out my frown lines and am absolutely delighted with the results!