Botulinum Toxin Treatments
What causes wrinkles?
Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light
Repeated facial expressions
Botulinum Toxin treatment for Wrinkles
Wrinkle injection is a very popular procedure approved by FDA for reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating the aging face.
The process of aging and repeated facial expressions, such as squinting and frowning, gradually creates permanent creases and lines which often leave the face looking tired and negative. Wrinkle smoothing injections are a safe and effective way to smooth away these lines and gently reduce signs of aging.
At Celevenus, we believe in a soft approach to wrinkle relaxing, avoiding the frozen look and allowing the patient natural movement and expression.
Wrinkle smoothing injections typically last between 4 to 6 months, when the treatment can be repeated to maintain the effect. Many people find that after several treatments the effects last longer and require a top up at 6 months.*
*Results vary for individuals
Brands of Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections
What are Botulinum Toxin Injections used for?
- Glabellar frown lines
- Forehead creases
- Crow’s feet
- Infra Orbital
- Wrinkles on Neck
- Bunny lines on the nose
- Lines above lips (smoker’s lines)
- Eyebrow Lift
- Square Jaw Reduction
- Calf Reduction
Advanced Botox/Dysport Injection procedures also treated:
- Marionette Lines – Lift the droopy folds at the corners of the mouth alleviating the sad appearance that can occur with ageing
- Dimpled Chin (wrinkled appearance of the chin) – Treatment can help to smooth unwanted “golf ball” skin
- Droopy Jowls – Treatment will lift the skin
- Gummy Smile – An elevated lip can be relaxed to reveal less gums for a more attractive smile
- Facial Contouring & Tightening – Treatment will give a more defined jawline
- Excessive Sweaty Armpit, Palms and Foot
- Uncontrolled blinking
- Teeth Grinding
The following areas are commonly treated with Botulinum Toxin Injections:
Glabellar Lines (also known as Frown Lines)
Horizontal Forehead Creases
Forehead wrinkles appear as horizontal lines on the forehead which are more prominent when you raise your eyebrows. Getting rid of forehead wrinkles depends on defining the cause of the wrinkles.
For patients with dynamic wrinkles (those caused by active movement), Botulinum toxin injections is the best, minimally invasive way to address your forehead wrinkles.
For static wrinkles (those already present without contracting your forehead muscles), Botulinum toxin injections may help soften these wrinkles but will not cause them to completely go away. You may need additional procedures, such as filler or laser treatments, to improve your results.
Crow’s Feet & Infra-orbital (under eye) Lines
smoker's lines (on upper lip)
Dermal Lift Botulinum Toxin Injections
Dermal Lift is one of the most popular non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments in Korea. Dermal Lift involves micro-injections of Botulinum Toxin to lift, re-contour the face, and rebalance the effects of sagging and ageing skin. Dermal Lift not only creates a tighter, firmer and more lifted face, it also imparts a smooth, seemingly pore less, whole-day “powdered” look that lasts for up to 4 – 6 months.
This procedure removes or reduces the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of the face caused by age. It is non-invasive, fast and yet effective, that is why many patients come for regular Derma Lift injections every year.
how does it work?
This precise application of Botulinum Toxin will inject into the skin layer at specific points on the face. These injections stimulate the fibroblast cells in the skin layer to produce more collagen. They also stimulate and reorganize the cellular cytoskeleton of the skin cells to bind to more elastin and collagen. The Botulinum Toxin will also cause direct tightening of the skin via its action on the smooth muscles.
The result is an instant skin tightening and face lifting effect which gets better in the next 1 – 2 weeks. The effect lasts for about 4 – 6 months. Repeated treatment can be done to maintain the V-Lift effect. Numbing cream is applied prior to the treatment to minimize any discomfort. This procedure is very tolerable for most patients. Downtime is very minimal. Small needle marks and swelling are expected right after treatment and will resolve within hours. You can resume your daily activities immediately after treatment.
Dermal Lift is suitable for young to middle aged male and female patients with mild skin sagging and wrinkling, who are looking to have a non-surgical instant face lift procedure with minimal downtime. Patients with severe skin sagging may require a combination of Dermal Lift with other Face Lift treatment. Dermal Lift can be done concurrently with other face lifting and tightening treatment for more results.
What results do I expect?
- Fresher looking eyes
- Tighter facial skin
- Natural V lifted face
- More contour jawline
- Reduction in fine wrinkles
How does Botulinum toxin injections work?
A small amount of Botulinum toxin injections is injected into a muscle, it blocks nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract. The effect is that it temporarily weakens or paralyzes the facial muscles and smoothed or eliminates wrinkles in the skin for a few months.
Botulinum toxin injections is known as a ‘lunchtime procedure’ because patients can return to their daily activities, including work, immediately.
Most side effects if any are temporary and localized to the treatment areas. Some soreness and mild bruising can be easily covered up with makeup. Drooping eyelids and drooping eyebrows may last for a few weeks but are temporary too.
Immediately following your treatment, you are advised to avoid exercise and hot baths to prevent sweating out the Botox. We also recommend avoiding massaging or rubbing the area for 24 hours after the treatment has been injected.
How well it works*
Within 72 hours after treatment, most people will be able to see the wrinkles being partly or completely smoothen out. This treatment is not to stop all expression, but to reduce the intensity of the muscle activity that causes the lines in the areas treated.
The full effect may take up to 2 weeks to be seen. The results may last from 4 to 6 months. It is recommended to receive the treatment twice a year for best results.
Things like saunas, sunbeds and going to the gym regularly, can break down the product quicker.
*Results vary for individuals