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Botulinum toxin

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A person with an expressive face is generally perceived as warm and open; however repeated and over use of facial muscles can result in frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet! An easy and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles is Botulinum toxin. It is one of the most popular non-surgical procedures that relax the wrinkle creating muscles to result in a younger, more youthful appearance.

At Divine Proportions we treat frown lines, crow’s feet, vertical lines on the upper lip, perioral lines, or oral commissures and necklines with Botulinum toxin. We also use Botulinum toxin to help prevent the mouth from rising too much and showing the gums.

 

  • The doctor will first identify the exact place where the Botulinum toxin needs to be filled. For this the patient needs to contract their facial muscles to help the doctor identify the frown lines.
  • Using a small needle the Botulinum toxin injection is directly injected into the muscles that cause frown lines.
  • The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.
  • Recovery period for a Botulinum toxin injection is almost none.
  • You are likely to experience a slight discomfort from the needle and perhaps a small bruise.
  • You will notice a difference within 2 - 4 days and the final result is visible within 7 - 10 days.
  • Do not participate in strenuous exercise for 24 hours after the injection
  • Do not lie down for 4-5 hours after the treatment
  • Follow all skin care instructions given by your doctor.

You are a suitable candidate for a chemical peel if

  • You have fine lines and wrinkles and crow’s feet
  • You are not pregnant or lactating
  • You do not have a neurological disorder

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Frequently Asked questions

What is Botulinum toxin?

Botulinum toxin is a purified product produced by a bacterium call Clostridium botulinum.

How does Botulinum toxin work?

Botulinum toxin relaxes the muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles.

Does the procedure hurt?

You might have minor discomfort due to the injection.

What results can I expect?

Your frown lines will be smoother giving your face a younger appearance.

What are the expected risks?

A slight discomfort from the injection and perhaps a bruise.

How much does the procedure cost?

You doctor will be able to give you an estimate after examining your skin and determining how many injections of Botulinum toxin you might require.

How long does the effect if Botulinum toxin last?

3- 6 months.