Botulinum Toxin type A is recommended for patients seeking preventative and non-invasive anti-aging solutions to fine lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet and frown lines.
It is also used to treat:
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Relief of tension headaches
- Relief of jaw clenching and grinding
- Eliminating gummy smiles
- Lifting the eyebrows
- Chin (orange peel effect)
How does Botulinum Toxin
Type A work?
Botulinum Toxin Type A blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the muscles to relax and soften.
What to expect
During the procedure our doctor uses a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of botulinum toxin into your skin or muscles. The number of injections needed depends on many factors, including the extent of the area being treated.
The results will not appear instantly. It takes 5 to 7 days before the effects start to work and for you to start to see a reduction in the lines and wrinkles on the face. It takes 2 weeks to see the full expression of the treatment with Botulinum toxin that you get.
While the Botulinum Toxin temporarily blocks the signals from nerves to the muscles, the Botulinum Toxin injections will eventually wear off and those signals will begin to get through again. Most doctors who administer Botulinum Toxin agree that a typical Botulinum Toxin treatment should last for up to 3 to 4 months. It can even last longer depending on the total of Units used and the area injected.