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Botulinum Toxin Type A or ” BOTOX”

Botulinum Toxin Type A or “Botox”

What are the applications in Aesthetics ?

  • Reduce lines and wrinkles of the forehead *
  • Reduce crow’s feet *
  • Reduce vertical frown lines *
  • Reduce forehead lines *
  • Reduce static / etched in lines of the upper face *
  • Improve the jawline – Nefertiti Neck Lift *
  • Reduce acne and acne scarring *
  • Reduce sweating / treatment for hyperhydrosis *
  • Recuce square jaw – masseter hypertrophy *
  • Reduce clenching of teeth – bruxism *

Tell me more about the history of Botulinum Toxin Type A / Botox?

Botulinum Toxin Type A is secreted by a bacterium known as Clostridium Botulinum and was isolated in about 1850. The toxin can cause diseases in humans know as Botulism poisoning (usually as a result of inadequate treatment in canning of meat products). Botulinum Toxin Type A can be lethal in a given dose and much has been written on the subject (see Wikipedia for detailed information).

More recently in the last 2 decades Botulinum Toxin Type A has been produced and used in mainstream medicine to treat muscular disorders by injection in very specific doses by a medical specialist. It has allowed difficult conditions such as toticiollis (wry neck), strabismus (squints) migraine, muscle spasm in cerebral palsy, facial asymmetry (as a result of Bell’s palsy) and some forms of bladder dysfunction to relieve symptoms. These conditions should only be treated by a qualified medical specialist in that particular field of medicine.

More recently and more by chance than design, Botulinum toxin A, more commonly known in the industry as Botox, has been found to have an application in the field of cosmetic medicine after some of its effects were described by Dr Jean Carruthers in Canada.

It has been particularly success in treating lines and wrinkles of the upper face; crowns, feet, vertical frown lines and forehead lines. Other cosmetic application includes treating the muscle so the neck known as the platysma to improve the contour of the neck ie the Nefertiti neck lift and squaring of the masseter muscle in bruxism (grinding and teeth clenching leading to large muscles and a square jaw line). Only a qualified specialist should treat you.

People with certain medical conditions should not receive this treatment – Myasthenia gravis, Bells Palsy  multiple sclerosis, bleeding disorders or those on certain medications such as aspirin or Wafarin.

There are several brands on Botulimum toxin Type a produced to high quality standards such as Allergan (Botox), Gladerma (Azzalure) Ibsen (Dysport) to name a few.

Botulimum Toxin Type A (Botox) is available on the internet but it is strongly recommended you never purchase an internet product and never inject yourself as the risk of toxicity is real; these products are often counterfeit and have no forms of quality control imposed. Packaging may be misleading. Only consult a medically qualified practitioner practicing in a reputable clinic.

* Disclaimer – Treatment results will vary from person to person.

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Viridian Medical
Modern & Discrete
Coppins Cosmetic Clinic
The Horsleys
Near Guildford
Surrey
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Tel: +44 (0) 1483 455052
Email: [email protected]

* Disclaimer - Treatment results will vary from person to person.

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