What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is actually the leading trade name for Botulinum Toxin A: a specially prepared, naturally occurring protein that originates from bacteria. The protein works as a muscle relaxant to treat frown lines and wrinkles as a popular no-knife facelift – sometimes called a ‘liquid facelift’.
Botulinum Toxin A was first used in 1973 by ophthalmologists to treat eyelid spasms. It is now widely used by doctors for certain medical problems such as hyperhidrosis (excess sweating), migraines, post-stroke spasticity and cerebral palsy, as well as at non-surgical aesthetic clinics, such as at the Urban Aesthetix Clinic, to treat lines and wrinkles by temporarily paralysing facial muscles.
There are four main brands of Botulinum Toxin A in the UK, which are licensed for different indications: BOTOX® (Vistabel), Dysport®/Azzalure and Xeomin®/Bocouture. Dr. Unnati will advise on what is best for you.