As people age, facial expressions leave their scars in the face. Forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown furrows occur. To treat these wrinkles, little subcutaneous muscles can be injected with a product called botuline.
Botuline treatment decreases the overactivity of the facial muscles. Botuline is a toxin which causes a paralysis of the muscle. Being injected in minimal doses, botuline has a local effect of which the facial muscles tend to relax and the underlying skin becomes smooth and unwrinkled.
After the botuline treatment, your skin will look younger and smoother. Botuline injections do not affect the normal facial expression. The full effects of Botuline treatments are not apparent for 3 to 5 days and they remain for approximately 6 months. This might vary form person to person.
Botuline is injected with a very tiny needle into the desired area and no anaesthesia is required. It can be done simply during the consultation and there is usually no discomfort. By way of speaking, one can be treated during his or her lunch-break and immediately resume normal activities.
Botuline has been used safely for years by different doctors, without any side effects. Very occasionally drooping of the eyelid or mouth corner might occur.
However due to the non-permanent nature of botuline, this is always temporary and if a droop were to occur, it disappears spontaneously after 1 or 2 weeks. Other facial parts are not suitable to be injected with botuline because they are vital for the natural facial expression.