Botox ® is the most common non-surgical cosmetic treatment performed today. It is remarkably effective, safe and well tolerated as shown by 15 years of efficacy and safety in clinical use worldwide.
Botox ® is the only approved Botulinum toxin type A by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Botox ® is used widely for the elimination of frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead wrinkles and crow's feet or smile lines around the eyes.
Furthermore, it can be used to lift and shape the eyebrow or open up the eyes for a more youthful appearance. It can also be used to soften folds between the nose and mouth to remove chin dimpling and creasing, as well as to reduce neck folds.
There is a lot of medical research and a constant evolution in the usage of Botox ®. Some of the new trends are face slimming and calf contouring by reducing the muscle volume. Reduction of excessive sweating and body odour by blocking the nerve-transmission to the sweat glands is also another new application of the use of Botox ®.
Botox ® can also be used to treat patients who suffer from headache or migraine caused by muscle spasm. However, Botox ® does not treat the cause of these symptoms.
The effect of Botox ® is temporary and has to be re-done once the lines and wrinkles return back into their natural state. However, Botox ® has been proven to improve and enhance the effect of other treatments such as fillers, IPL and facelifts. For instance, it is found to prolong the beneficial effects of fillers, and by relaxing the underlying muscle, Botox ® also aids in achieving a smoother skin texture when used in conjunction with the other therapies.