Some wrinkles are caused by contractions of facial muscles every time you smile, laugh and frown. Over time, these emotions form deeper lines and wrinkles called dynamic lines.
There are different options for the treatment of these lines and wrinkles including treatment with Botulinum Toxin Type A commonly referred to as Botox.
Botox® is a brand name. There are several formulations of the active ingredient Botulinum Toxin Type A (BoNTA) a prescription only medicine that can be prescribed for injection as treatment for dynamic lines. After full consultation it may be found that prescription of BoNTA is appropriate. In this case is a simple and safe procedure is carried out where a very small amount of Botox (BoNTA) is injected precisely into targeted muscle of the face, blocking the nerve impulse to the treated muscle.
There are 3 groups of muscles commonly treated and referred to by the public as “areas” these are
Treatment to the lower face is also possible where there will be a benefit. Lower face treatments are ‘off label’ meaning that the Botox or BONTA is not licensed for cosmetic use in this area. Lower face ‘areas’ include the jaw line and neck (Nefertiti Neck Lift), the lip lines, the corners of the mouth, the masseter muscles.
The effects of treatment lasts from three to six months. The duration of treatment benefit can increase over time when a muscle is regularly treated.
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