Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum toxin type A anti wrinkle treatments are highly effective at improving the appearance of lines on the face.

The active ingredient is a protein complex derived from Clostridium botulinum. Nerve endings at neuromuscular junctions will temporarily stop responding to nerve impulses. This results in a smoother appearance of the overlying skin.

The procedure is simple and requires no recovery period. Treatment is quick and virtually pain free.

Injections can significantly reduce the severity of glabellar (frown) lines at maximum frown for up to 4 months and at rest. Crows feet lines are significantly reduced by up to 5 months with an average of 4 months improvement.

The lines on our faces are a result of a combination of factors- sun damage, facial expression patterns and lifestyle . The treatment of these lines is completely different from person to person. We don’t want to change the unique character of your look but at Luxira we aim to stop these lines from getting worse and becoming irreversible scars (if deemed to require treatment at initial consultation). Once scarred we can still sometimes soften lines but we cannot always take them away completely.

We always offer a FREE face to face review at 2-4 weeks after wrinkle reducing injection treatment.

Platysmal bands

Botulinum Toxin can be used for the treatment of vertical (not horizontal) bands that appear in the neck when the platysma muscle is contracted. Treatment here can also improve lateral cheek and marionette lines.

Eyebrow Lift

Depending on the pre-existing anatomy, it may be appropriate and aesthetically pleasing to use Botulinum in such a way that it creates a lift at the lateral eyebrow, therefore opening the eye area and in females this is particularly popular.

Bunny lines

Lines that appear on the side / top of the nose can in some people be present only on mild animation and can therefore be treated alone or in conjunction with glabellar (frown) lines and crow’s feet injections.

Drooping nasal tip

The tip of the nose can be elevated to improve its position during a smile providing a more youthful appearance and a more delicate nose profile.

Gummy Smile

Botulinum is used to stop the gums being visible at rest and / or during smile.

Cobblestone Chin

A dimpled chin is the result of contraction of the mentalis muscle and Botulinum injections can make the area smoother.

Bruxism / Teeth Grinding

Grinding of teeth happens unconsciously during sleep. The jaw clenches or the teeth grind and teeth can be permanently damaged as the enamel is worn away. Other problems can include headaches and disorders of the temporo-mandibular joint. The masseter muscle in injected with Botulinum Toxin to alleviate the problem. The size of the muscle will often reduce giving a slimmer jaw appearance because it is usually larger in patients that suffer with this condition.

Hyperhidrosis

Underarm sweating can be a real issue for some especially if it is excessive. It can be managed with superficial Botulinum Toxin injections to stop the sweat glands from receiving the message to produce sweat and this is a very simple procedure to perform. Very tiny needles are used that are tollerated exceptionally well and local anaesthetic can be used if necessary but it is rarely needed. The effects will last for approximately three to six months. The amount of sweat will be reduced and this can greatly improve confidence. The use of Botulinum is guaranteed to reduce sweating symptoms. Normal activity can be resumed straight away and it does not have a detrimental effect on the body.  After repeated treatment it usually becomes less necessary to treat as often as the results last longer over time.

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