Wrinkles :: Botulinum toxin therapy for facial wrinkles and lines – Botox

Botulinum toxin therapy for facial wrinkles and lines is an injection treatment to reduce facial expression lines. Botulinum toxin has been used for many years and is licensed for treatment of spasticity, and various facial tics and spasms. It is being increasingly used in medicine for treatment for tension headaches, migraine, and whiplash injuries to the neck, and is now licensed for the treatment of excessive axillary sweating, hyperhidrosis.

Botulinum toxin is not currently licensed in the UK for aesthetic treatments, but has been used widely since the early 1970?s for this purpose, and is generally a very safe treatment. Skin ageing is associated with the development of lines on the face and is caused by the action of muscles on the skin, and can be exacerbated by sun-damage and smoking. Botulinum toxin relaxes specific facial muscles that cause unwanted lines, for example, the deep creases between the eyes, crows feet and forehead lines.

There are alternative treatments for lines and wrinkles other than botulinum toxin, and these include dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser treatments, surgical treatments or indeed no treatment at all.

Collagenics is a UK leading specialist in facial cosmetic procedures and aesthetic treatments.

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