Botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxin FAQs

Can botulinum toxin be used for cosmetic purposes?

Yes, botulinum toxin is commonly used for cosmetic treatments.

How does botulinum toxin work to reduce wrinkles?

Botulinum toxin temporarily paralyzes facial muscles, reducing wrinkles.

Are there any side effects of botulinum toxin injections?

Temporary redness, bruising, or drooping of nearby muscles may occur.

How long do the effects of botulinum toxin last?

Results typically last 3-6 months, requiring repeat treatments.

Can botulinum toxin help with excessive sweating?

Yes, it can effectively treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

Is it safe to use botulinum toxin during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

It is generally advised to avoid its use during these times.

What areas of the face can be treated with botulinum toxin?

Commonly treated areas include forehead lines and crow's feet.

At what age can someone start receiving botulinum toxin injections?

Typically recommended for individuals aged 18 or above.

How long does it take to see results after getting a botulinum toxin injection?

Visible results usually appear within 3-7 days post-treatment.

Can I have an allergic reaction to botulinum toxin injections?

While rare, allergic reactions are possible, but prompt medical attention should be sought in such cases.