“Botox injection” is actually injection of botulinum toxin into a muscle to decreases the muscle activity thus help reducing wrinkles of the overlying skin. It was previously used for eyelid spams and strabismus by eye doctors previously and approved by the US FDA in 2002 for the cosmetic treatment of glabella frown lines. Since then the application and usage of botulinum toxin for wrinkle reduction and other cosmetic purposes has grown significantly.
Here at AEON MEDICAL AND AESTHETIC CENTRE, we view prevention as a suitable treatment for any condition including wrinkles. Once static wrinkles are formed on the skin it is very difficult to treat. Therefore, Botox injections in low doses can slightly weaken the muscles, causing the wrinkles. In while still maintaining your unique expression you are able to reduce the deep wrinkles that make you look older than you actually are. The effect usually lasts up to few months after the first injection depending on the dose and individual’s skin type.
Advantages of AEON Botox injections:
- Only uses authentic BOTOX© made by Allergan (USA)
- Only uses small diameter needles to minimize discomfort and downtime
- Ability to return to daily activities
- Low doses for a more natural appearance and to minimize adverse effects
Botulinum Toxin used: BOTOX© (Allergan, Inc; USA)
Areas for injection: forehead, Glabella (frown lines), Crow’s feet, depending on indication (forehead, jaw)
보톨리늄 톡신 (”보톡스”)
“보톡스 주사”란 보톨리늄 톡신 성분으로 이루어져 있으며 근육에 주입하면 근육의 움직임을 감소시키면서 위의 피부 주름을 감소시키는 원리를 이용한 시술입니다. 과거 안과에서 사시와 안검경련등에 사용되다, 2002년 4월 미국 FDA에서 주름치료에 효과가 있다는 승인을 받게 되었습니다.
그후부터 지금까지 주름제거, 얼굴 윤곽 개선 등 그 활용과 응용시술의 범위가 넓어지면서 다양한 시술 영역에 사용되고 있습니다.
저희 에이온 메디컬 & 에스테틱 센터에서는 노화로 인한 주름 뿐만 아니라 모든 질병의 최상의 치료가 “예방”이라고 믿습니다. 정적 주름 (표정 안 지을 때 있는 주름)이 일단 얼굴에 생기면 치료하기가 매우 힘듭니다. 따라서 낮은 용량의 보톡스 주사를 받음으로 인해서 표정을 유지하면서 노화의 상징인 주름을 만드는 근육의 움직임을 감소시킬 수 있습니다. 용량과 개인차는 있지만 최초 주사 후 약 3-4개월 동안 효과가 있습니다. 추후 이어서 주사 맞을 경우에 그 효과가 조금 늘어서 평균 약 6개월 갈 수도 있습니다.
에이온 보톡스의 장점
- 미국 Allergan사의 BOTOX© (원조 오리지널)만 사용합니다.
- 미세 바늘을 사용함으로써 통증과 붓기를 최소화 합니다.
- 일상으로의 즉시 복귀가 가능합니다.
- 소량을 주사함으로써 부자연스러움과 부작용이 최소화 됩니다.
보톡스의 종류 : 엘레간 보톡스(미국)
보톡스 시술 부위 : 미간 , 눈가 주름, 적응증에 따라 이마, 턱
Q: What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries.* BOTOX® Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Q: How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Q: Will BOTOX® Cosmetic make me look like I’ve had work done?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your specialist about the results you want from treatment.
Q: Does BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment hurt?
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
Q: What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Q: How long does the treatment take?
Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.
Q: When will I see results?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Q: How many injections will I receive?
For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the orbicularis oculi, the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the orbicularis oculi muscle on the other eye.
For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into muscles in your forehead—1 in the procerus muscle and 4 in the corrugator muscles.
Q: How long is the recovery time after treatment?
After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and your specialist may give you specific aftercare instructions.
Q: Do men receive BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
Yes. BOTOX® Cosmetic has also been clinically evaluated in male patients. In clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines, 17.5% of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic were men. In the clinical studies for moderate to severe crow’s feet, male patients comprised approximately 10% of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.