The botulinum neurotoxins are purified, pharmalogical grade natural neurotoxins extracted from Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum neurotoxins products such as DYSPORT® have become extremely useful in the aesthetics clinic since the 1990’s by virtue of their ability to reduce wrinkles and dynamic frown lines, when injected in safe, therapeutic doses. This is especially true for facial muscles of expressions, such as Crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, uneven popply chin, facial slimming, and other indications such as sweaty palms and underarms and even migraine.
Botulinum toxin is injected with a fine needle, is quite painless and usually without any down time. The best effect is seen over a few days following treatment and the results can last upto several months.
The side-effects of these agents are infrequent and are usually transient, including swelling and bruises, effects of reduced muscle action, headache and rarely, allergic reactions. Treatment is usually well-tolerated with good to excellent aesthetics outcome.
The popularity of botulinum toxin treatment is increasing worldwide, with more than 6 million doses given in 2012.
Most adults can receive botulinum neurotoxin treatment, except in pregnancy or lactating mothers and those with known allergies to the specific product.
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