What are Botox injections used for?
Aesthetic Medicine Dubai | 2 June 2019
Botulinum Toxin injections are most commonly used for:
Lines around the eyes (crow’s feet)
Horizontal forehead lines
Nasal scrunch or squint lines
Lines on neck
Botulinum Toxin is also used in small amounts in a number of other areas on the face depending on the way your muscles of facial expression work. It can raise the outer part of the eyebrow if it is sagging, lift the corners of the mouth, and help to smooth out dimpled or cobblestoned chins. Generally it is not used in the lines around the mouth, usually because it might be difficult to speak and eat.
Botulinum Toxin is an injected liquid used to treat frown lines, squint and smile lines, nasal crunch lines, and horizontal forehead wrinkles. By relaxing the underlying muscles, these lines become less deep.
Botulinum Toxin has been used to treat thousands of patients medically and cosmetically over 20 years. Botox is produced in a lab by a bacterium called “Clostridium botulinum”. It has been purified under very strict controlled conditions. Botox is made by Allergan, a company with a twenty-year history of making this product safely.
When injected into a small facial muscle, it doesn’t travel anywhere else in the body. It gradually wears off naturally over a 3-6 month period. There are other forms of Botox now being produced by other companies. None have the track record of effectiveness and safety yet that Botox does.