How does Botulinum Toxin work?
Hyperactivity of the facial expression muscles often results in the development of deep frown lines, forehead lines and/or crow’s feet.Injecting botulinum toxin into the affected area temporarily paralyzes the underlying muscles responsible for wrinkling, giving the face a more relaxed and pleasant appearance.The wrinkled become smoother or disappear altogether.
When and how long does Botulinum Toxin work?
The initial effects of treatment become visible within 48-72 hours. The maximum effect is reached in about 7 -14 days.
Your facial expression will become more relaxed but by no means mask-like, the overall result is very natural. The effect of treatment generally lasts for 4-6 months.If re-treatment is carried out before the effect totally wears off it will lengthen the period of time between each injection.
Potential adverse effects (side effects)
Botulinum Toxin injection is generally a safe and effective treatment method.
Nevertheless, certain side effects can occur but, like the intended treatment effects, they are mostly reversible. The side effects will be explained in full on the day of the appointment.
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