Botulinum Toxin is the active ingredient in the medical treatment known commonly as Botox. It is useful for a whole range of problems, from excessive sweating to migraines. Of course it is also very useful for reducing wrinkles in the face.
Because it can be injected directly into the face, the effects of Botulinum Toxin Injections are very fast to act. In some cases, patients have a Botox injection in a lunch hour and then return to work. The effects will start to be visible in the next couple of days. A small injection is made into the temple or the brow. It can be performed under a local anaesthetic, although this is not always necessary.
Botox injections work by blocking the nerve impulses that cause wrinkles. Unlike other age reduction treatments, Botox injections are completely non-surgical. This means no general anaesthetic, no night spent in hospital, and effectively no recovery time.
Some people choose to have regular Botulinum Toxin injections. Doctors are happy to administer the injections every 2-3 months, providing there are no adverse reactions to the first treatment.
If you are thinking of Botox, it is always a good idea to make an appointment with a respected clinic to discuss your options. There are certain conditions that make Botox not possible for some people. A doctor will also want to know a little about you before starting the treatment. He/She will also want to look closely at your facial muscles, to see where to administer the injections