Cosmetic BOTOX® / Xeomin®
Botox in London by Dr. Shams
Dr. Shams provides botox injections catered to the individual needs of her cosmetic and medical clients at several locations in greater London. Botox treatment is a solution to wrinkles, facial lines, as well as certain medical conditions. For more information about Botox treatment, contact Dr. Shams.
Botulinum Toxin for Medical Use
Botulinum toxin, sold under the brand names Azzalure® (Galderma), Bocouture® (Merz), Botox® (Allergan), Dysport® (Ipsen), Xeomin® (Merz), is a synthetic chemical that, when injected, can be used to temporarily paralyzes muscles for treatment of a wide range of conditions. It contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, which is produced by bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum, that causes botulism. Although most commonly known for its cosmetic applications, Botulinum toxin injections are an effective treatment for many medical conditions, including muscle spasm disorders such as blepharospasm, which results in forcible closure of the eyelids.
Botox for Cosmetic Use
Cosmetic injections of Botulinum toxin treat moderate-to-severe facial lines and wrinkles that are formed by continual muscle contraction of facial muscles. Treatment with Botulinum toxin is the most popular physician-performed nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the world.
In addition to its cosmetic applications, it is used to treat a number of medical problems, including excessive sweating, overactive bladder, neck spasms, crossed eyes, chronic back and jaw pain, and migraines.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which areas of the face can be treated with Botulinum Toxin?
- Forehead furrows
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Skin bands on the neck
What do botulinum toxin injections involve?
Using a very fine needle, Botulinum toxin is injected directly into facial muscles that are causing furrows and lines. Receiving the injections requires no anesthetic, but some doctors choose to numb the area to be injected with ice packs or a topical anesthetic cream. The injection effectively blocks nerve signals sent to the muscle to prevent it from contracting and to reduce pain.
Patients may need anywhere from 1 to 10 injections during a single treatment session. The results of treatment are often most effective during the first 2 to 6 weeks after the injection and, according to the manufacturer, will last for up to 4 months. Results can be maintained through routine follow-up injections.
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For more information about Botox and receiving Botox injections, contact Dr. Shams and schedule an appointment.