Botulinum toxin treatment - commonly known as botox - is a procedure which involves the injection of a wrinkle muscle relaxer. It typically uses botulinum toxin type A to paralyse muscles temporarily, reducing the appearance of wrinkles on the face.
It is a minimally invasive treatment which is recognised as a safe method of addressing, wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, frown lines as well as wrinkles or 'stress lines' on the forehead. Botox can also be used to correct the bunny and gummy smile and to soften the smoker’s line.
In general, suitable candidates for botox will typically have unwanted facial wrinkles. Your doctor may consider that botox is a treatment option for you if; your facial wrinkles are moderate to severe; you have a good level of general health; you have wrinkles located in facial areas which botox can treat, such as around the eyes, around the neck, or on your forehead; and if you have realistic expectations of what the procedure can achieve.
You may be unsuitable for cosmetic botox treatment if; you are pregnant; you are breastfeeding, or you have a neurological disease.