What is Botulinum Toxin?
Botulinum Toxin (commonly known as Botox) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles; it causes controlled weakening of specific muscles by blocking signals between nerves and muscles. The muscles no longer contract but become “relaxed” thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
What can Botulinum Toxins treat?
Botox is widely used to improve the look of moderate to severe lines. Treatments are commonly done to reduce glabellar lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. It can also be used to treat “bunny lines” at the bridge of the nose, vertical lines above and below the lips, and marionette lines below the mouth and nasolabial folds.
The skin and soft tissues lose elasticity as we age, causing the brow to sag and contribute to sagging upper eyelids. Botulinum Toxin injections can widen and elevate the eyebrow to give a refreshed, pleasing and youthful appearance.
Jaw Slimming/ Square Jaw
It is also effective in slimming the jawline by relaxing over-developed jaw muscles, resulting in a more oval face shape or softer jawline.
Neck Lines and Sagginess
It is also commonly used to improve neck contour due to the activity of the platysma neck muscles. Botulinum toxins are injected to relax the muscles which are pulling the skin downwards, softening the appearance of the vertical neck bands.
Entire Face Rejuvenation
Botox stimulates collagen for a lifting and tightening effect all over the whole face. Used together with fillers, it can help lessen shadows and maintain a smooth complexion so that one looks younger and more beautiful.
Underarm Sweat (Hyperhidrosis)
Botox has been US FDA-approved to treat excessive underarm sweating by blocking the secretion of the chemical that activates sweat glands.
How is Botulinum Toxin used?
The most natural and beautiful outcomes with botox come with doctors’ technical finesse and experience on the right treatment dosage. Our doctor will personalize treatment according to your facial anatomy, areas of concern and unique desires to give a natural finish without the frozen look.
How does the Dermalift (D-Lift) technique work?
More recently, botulinum toxins have been injected into the skin rather than the muscles to stimulate collagen growth to firm skin and improve skin texture for a natural-looking skin-lifting effect.
The derma lift treatment technique places multiple small Botox injections (microinjections) into the dermal skin, whereas the traditional technique places larger injections deeper into the muscles. The treatment only affects a small area of the muscle where it connects with the skin. This leaves the deeper parts of the muscle free to move, whereas traditional techniques ‘freeze’ larger areas.