Botulinum toxin

Botulinum Toxin (Botox/Dysport)

Botulinum toxin, produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, is most widely known as BotoxR or DysportR. It is injected to weaken specific muscle groups through a neuro-chemical process whereby nerve activity supplying these muscles are suppressed, causing localised muscle relaxation. 

It is an outpatient procedure that can be used to treat skincare concerns and other specific medical conditions such as:

  • Wrinkles & fine lines
  • Blepharospasm (Eyelid Twitching)
  • Hyperhidrosis (Excessively Sweaty Underarms or Palms)
  • Bruxism (Jaw/Teeth Grinding)
  • Chronic Focal Muscle Pain
  • Chronic Migraines or Tension Headaches
  • Calf Muscle Hypertrophy (excessive bulky enlargement)

HOW IT’S DONE

The area of injection is first prepped by cleaning with antiseptic solution to reduce risk of infection. For facial injections, a local anaesthetic cream may be applied to numb the area and further reduce pain during the injections. The toxin is then injected into the muscle directly. Multiple injections may be required depending on the area and condition being treated for.

The effect of the toxin is temporary. It can last up to a maximum of 6 months. To maintain the desired effect, regular injections should be done every 4 to 6 months. In general, these injections tend to be more effective if regularly repeated over a longer period of time.

Consult our doctor today to find out if botulinum toxin can help you with your skincare concern or medical condition.

Watch this video to find out more about the medical and aesthetic uses of Botulinum Toxin injections!

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