Botulinum toxin (Botox ®) is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. In a purified form, Botulinum toxin is a very safe, effective treatment. Not only used in cosmetic clinics, but also for a number of medical conditions, including migraine and facial spasms. Botulinum toxin injections have been safely and effectively used in medical applications for over 25 years.
Botulinum toxin is injected into the target muscle, as a neurotoxin it works by blocking the nerve signals that tell the muscle to contract, hence temporarily paralyzing the target muscle. The effect will be apparent from 2-4 days after the injection, with full effects achieved by 2 weeks. Results will last from 3 to 6 months. Treatment can be repeated should one wish.
Whether you are looking for defined facial contours or softened facial lines, dermal fillers can offer you the flexibility to bring out the best in yourself. Dermal fillers are made from cross-linked hyaluronic acid of non-animal origin. It is injected into the skin in small amounts. The result is instant and gives a long-lasting and natural enhancement. Hyaluronic acid has the unique natural ability to absorb 1000 times its own weight in water.