Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum toxin injections continue to be one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the US, and for good reason. It can help with and help prevent fine lines, crow’s feet forehead wrinkles, and the “11” lines between the eyebrows. It is relatively inexpensive treatment that can be quickly done in the office.

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that weakens or paralyzes skeletal muscle. It is an overwhelmingly safe method for improving cosmetic concerns exacerbated by muscle contraction. The effects are temporary. You will start noticing the effects in one week and the results peak at 2-4 weeks. There is then gradual decline in results by 3-4 months. Some patients, especially those who have received repeated injections in the same area, may experience benefits for six months or longer.

There’s no rule for when you should start botulinum toxin injections. For prevention of wrinkles injections should be started in your late 20s to early 30s. As individuals age, they may start to notice wrinkles becoming more deep set, even without moving the facial muscles. Anti-ageing creams are unlikely to have a big impact on these deep wrinkles.

Choosing botulinum toxin at this stage of life can help restore a person’s appearance by making lines and wrinkles less visible while rejuvenating the skin for a smoother look. There are very few risks to patients when injections are done by trained professionals. Some side effects may occur like minimal swelling and minor redness at the injection site.

Patient’s in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s who are looking for an easy, non-invasion solution to help defy aging and restore a more youthful appearance should consider botulinum toxin injections.