What is botulinum toxin type A?
Botulinum toxin is a purified substance that’s derived from bacteria. Commonly known types of botulinum toxin type A injections include Botox and Dysport.
Injections of botulinum toxin blocks muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so it can’t contract. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin can be used to help smooth: Crow’s feet, Forehead furrows, Frown lines and Skin bands on the neck.
Botox® cosmetic injection is a nonsurgical treatment that is administered and is tailored for an individuals needs.
The Botox® has been FDA approved since 2002.
Are you a Botulinum toxin candidate?
Smiling, frowning, squinting, and even chewing – basically any facial movement – can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging: wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or even angry when you are not. One of the quickest and safest remedies to remove wrinkles is an injection of botulinum toxin type A.
Botulinum toxin can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures – such as chemical peels, dermal fillers, or microdermabrasion – to further improve your results. This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin risks and safety information:
You may resume normal activities immediately.
One note of caution: Don’t rub or massage the treated areas after the wrinkle treatment because it can cause the botulinum toxin to migrate to another area of your face. If this happens, you could have temporary facial weakness or drooping.
Although generally safe, botulinum toxin side effects and complications can include:
Bruising and pain at the injection site
Temporary facial weakness or drooping
Very rarely, the toxin can spread beyond the treatment area, which can cause botulismlike signs and symptoms such as breathing problems, trouble swallowing, muscle weakness, and slurred speech.