• FotoFacial RF
• ReFirme Skin Tightening
• Radiofrequency Wrinkle Reduction (Polaris WR)
• Triniti skin series
• Laser Permanent Hair Reduction
• Laser Blood Vessel Removal
• Dermal filler
• Photodynamic therapy
Hyperdynamic facial muscle can cause severe expression lines on the face. As the skin ages, the skin elasticity is diminished. At the advanced stage, the skin can no longer rebound even when there is no expression on the face. By then, permanent damage has been done. At such a late stage, only dermal filler can elevate the skin to fill the gap, and many cases may even need surgery. Such consequence can be prevented with use of Botox.
In a Botox treatment, injection of small amounts of botulinum toxin type A temporarily immobilizes hyperdynamic muscles in the face that are responsible for wrinkles. The short result would be relaxation of the hyperdynamic muscles, softening wrinkles for a few months. There may also be a much longer lasting secondary effect when the relaxed muscle slowly thins down to a less dynamic state.
Side effects of Botox are rare and temporary. There may be some temporary bruising. Occasionally, Botox can travel a small distance to affect a neighboring muscle, causing unintended results such as drooping of an eye lid known as ptosis or some facial asymmetry. However, such side effects are uncommon in an experienced hand if one chooses the injection site more carefully and avoid an excessive dose.