Botulinum Toxin

Facial Rejuvenation with Botulinum toxin inhibits action of the muscles that create certain expressions through a process called denervation.

  • Frown lines, the horizontal crease or vertical wrinkles that develop between the eyebrows
  • Forehead furrows or creases that extend horizontally across the forehead
  • Crows feet lines or wrinkles that develop the outer areas around the eye
  • Cords in the neck called platysmal bands
  • Botulinum toxin therapy is generally performed on adult women and men whose facial tissues and muscles are in a good condition and who have realistic goals
  • for the temporary results of botulinum toxin therapy
Non cosmetic indications of Botox
  • Eyelid or eye spasm
  • Facial or neck muscle spasm
  • Spastic muscles because of cerebral palsy
  • Migrane
  • Excessive perspiration
Surgical Procedure
  • Markings of strategic points on the face and neck are done as guides to the appropriate sites for individual muscle anatomy
  • Injection sites are cleansed with an anti microbial solution and occasionally topical numbing agent may be used for sensitive patients.
  • Injection takes only a few minutes following which the markings are cleansed
  • Care should be taken not to massage or apply pressure to the treatment area as this could disperse the medication to other areas
  • An improved appearance and smoothening of creases and wrinkles will appear over the next few days or up to a week
  • Botulinum toxin does not change the surface of your skin. It only relaxes the underlying muscles that cause creases and wrinkles to appears
  • Injectable fillers can fill and reduce the appearance of deeper creases and furrows that may not fully improve following botulinum toxin treatment as well as
  • enhance the lost fullness in the aging face
Progress and Healing
  • After treatment exercise and heavy physical activity should be avoided for 24 hours.
  • Action (effects) of botulinum toxin will start after 48 hours and may take one week to 10 days fro maximum effect
  • The effect lasts for 3 to 4 months, the time after which the lines begin to re-appear
  • Botulinum toxin is a treatment of temporary duration and should one decide to discontinue the treatment the treated muscles will eventually regain mobility

Dermal Fillers

Commonly referred to as ‘Wrinkle Fillers’ as the name suggests, fills the lost volume and irons out the wrinkles. Facial rejuvenation using dermal fillers is one of the most common treatments to reduce the visible signs of ageing.

  • The supple softness of the skin gradually diminishes as our age advances. With time, the capacity of the skin to stay moist reduces. Even the activity of the oil glands diminishes over the years. The skin tends to become dry. As the tissue volume thins out, the lines around the nose, mouth & cheeks look hollow and therefore become prominently visible. The skin loses the soft, smooth feel and the youthful glow.
  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is one of the natural sugars produced in our body. Hyaluronic Acid helps in keeping the skin hydrated and plump. This soft, gel-like substance is injected below the skin. FDA approved dermal fillers containing Hyaluronic Acid are safe and effective. Once injected, they fill up space and correct the imperfections visible due to ageing.
  • Dermal fillers can not only smooth out the wrinkle but also have other applications viz.
  • Smoothen the lines around nose and mouth (also called as smile
  • lines, parentheses or marionette lines)
  • Reduce the vertical lines on the lips
  • Smoothen the chin crease
  • Enhance the sunken cheeks or temples, restore volume
  • Shape the lips to make them look fuller and beautiful
  • Enhance symmetry among facial features
  • A short procedure takes only 20-30 minutes and is commonly performed in the clinic setting.
  • Hyaluronic Acid containing dermal fillers are infused with lidocaine anaesthetic that helps in minimising the discomfort during and after the procedure.
  • A local anaesthetic is also used to alleviate the pain and discomfort further.
Progress and Healing
  • Injection-related reactions are mild to moderate in impact and often resolve within 5-7 days.
  • The results are temporary and can be seen almost immediately after the procedure.
  • Results often last for 6-12 months or even longer.
  • The filler gets absorbed in the body gradually.