Botulium Toxin injection are the best known of a group of medications that use various forms of botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze muscle activity. In Our Skin Centre, we utilize Botulium Toxin manufactured from Allergan US and Xeomin® which have extensive clinical studies to demonstrate their safety and effectiveness.
Botulium Toxin works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, so muscle contractions are reduced. This temporarily decreased muscle activity helps reduce the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines and/or lateral canthal lines, depending on area of injection. Typically, the initial doses of reconstituted Botulium Toxin induce chemical denervation of the injected muscles 1 to 2 days after injection, increasing in intensity during the first week.
Apart from the ability to reduce the appearance of some facial wrinkles and facial contouring, Botulium toxin injections are also used to treat such problems as repetitive neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), overactive bladder and some causes of crossed eyes.