At City Clinic we use only 100% safe fillers, which contain hyaluron acid or calcium hydroxyapatite, and botulinum toxin injectables like Botox, Bocouture, Azzalure and Dysport.
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Botox is a well-known brand name for a medicinal form of botulinum toxin type A, also known as onabotulinumtoxinA. The toxin is produced by a specific bacterium that causes the food poisoning botulism. When injected in small doses into specific muscles, Botox doesn’t poison you but acts as a muscle relaxant with effects that can last for several months.
There are two forms of the botulinum toxin medicine, Botox and Botox Cosmetic. Botox is used to treat certain medical problems. Botox Cosmetic is used to improve facial wrinkles. But you may hear both referred to as simply Botox.
What Types of Wrinkles can be treated?
There are three main types of wrinkles that can be treated with Botulinum Toxin
Frown wrinkles (Glabella wrinkles) are most commonly seen in patients with excessive sun exposure and those who have over activity of these muscles often associated with frowning. Frown wrinkles are vertical lines and can signal emotions such as anger, anxiety or fear. People with these types of wrinkles may complain that their family, friends or work colleagues ask why they frown a lot. Frown wrinkles are vertical lines and can be successfully treated with Botulinum Toxin.
Forehead wrinkles appear in horizontal lines in the area between the eyebrows and the hairline. These wrinkles are formed during facial expression to convey emotions such as surprise or empathy.
Eye Wrinkles (Crow’s Feet)
Crow’s Feet wrinkles (Periorbiltal wrinkles) are in the outer corner of the eyes and appear more prominent when laughing or smiling. Crow’s Feet Wrinkles can result from excessive sun exposure combined with the skin becoming less elastic with age.
Wrinkles can be treated with patient’s own fat.
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