Botolinum toxin 肉毒杆菌

Botolinum toxin

More and more patient are turning to their cosmetic doctors for rejuvenation of their face and body, to help their face reflect freshness and vitality.

One of the most useful rejuvenation technique is Botolinum toxin treatment.  It is used to relax the specific facial muscles that cause upper facial lines, such as crow’s feet, forehead and glabellar frown lines to form.

Example:

How and why do wrinkles form?

Many facial wrinkles occur when we use our muscles to form facial expressions.  The wrinkles formed during these expressions are dynamic wrinkles.  For instance, when we smile our eye wrinkles become prominent and when we frown the vertical lines between our eyebrows become noticeable.

When we are young our skin springs back to its initial position after facial expression, but as we get older dynamic wrinkles remain on the skin to form static wrinkles; these are the wrinkles and folds that are present at rest.  This process occurs because natural substances such as collagen( the major structural protein in the skin), elastin (the protein that causes tissue to stretch) and hyaluronic acid (which give skin volume) decrease with age.  This, together with environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress all contribute to the creation of wrinkles and folds.

What is anti-wrinkle treatment?

It is a natural, highly purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a much younger, rejuvenated appearance.  It is manufactures in a sterile laboratory conditions.

 It is a prescription-only  medicine and treatment is only available from a qualified medical professional.

How does this treatment work?

It can be used to relax specific facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, such as crow’s feet (the lines that radiate from the corner of the eyes when one smile or squint), forehead lines (the horizontal lines that form when one raise the eyebrows) and glabellar frown lines (the vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows when one frown).

Once the muscles are relaxed, one cannot contract them and continue to make the underirable facial expressions.  Thus, the lines gradually smooth and new lines are prevented from forming.

What does this anti-wrinkle treatment involve?

It is a non-surgical procedure whereby a small amount of highly purified protein is administered into selected facial muscles by a trained medical professional using a very fine needle.  The treatment generally take around 10 minutes.   Discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and no anaesthetic is usually required.  The injection may sting for a few seconds but normal activities can be resumed soon after.

After the injection, it takes 2 to 3 days for the treatment to begin to take effect and about 7 days to see the full effect.  The dose recommended for the treatment will vary depending on your individual situation and the severity of the lines.  Your doctor will know what the best dose is for you and which muscle to inject to give the best results.

How long does the effect last?

The effect can last up to 4 to 6 months before lines slowly begin to return.  If one has repeat treatment, the effect tends to last longer.

Does the anti-wrinkle treatment cause more wrinkles to form?

It will relax the facial muscles that caused expression lines.  It does not cause more wrinkles to form.  If you choose not to have further treatments your muscles will eventually return to normal activity and your wrinkles will gradually revert to their pre-treatment levels.

Will facial expression be affected by the anti-wrinkle treatment?

It works specifically  on the muscles treated.  This means that any muscle left untreated, including untreated facial muscles, should not be affected by the treatment. The doctor will determine the best dose for you and which muscles to inject to give the best results.

Are there any side effects?

In addition to its use for cosmetic reasons, botolinum toxin treatment is also used to treat patients in a variety of therapeutic indications including cerebral palsy in children, movement disorders, head, neck, shoulder, face) and axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).

In the amount used for the treatment of upper facial lines, the side effects are usually temporary and localized to the area of injection.

How long has botolinum toxin been used?

It has been used in Australia and New Zealand in therapeutic treatment for over 15 years.  It was first used for use in Australia for movement disorders (eye and face) in 1993 and for eye spasms and crossed eyes in New Zealand in 1991.

Can the anti-wrinkle treatment be combined with other product and procedures?

Many people use a combination of cosmetic products and procedures with botolinum toxin.
Your doctor will advise you as to whether or not you will receive better results if your anti-wrinkle treatment is combined with other products and procedures.

肉毒杆菌瘦脸 问答

传统瘦面手术  高危令人却步

传统的瘦面方法: 削腮骨手术,方法是切除部分咀嚼肌及削腮骨,既要忍受开刀痛楚,更要承担手术的高风险,有机会损害面部神经,更有可能留下永久的疤痕和后遗症;手术过后必须长时间修养令伤口愈合,严重影响日常工作及私人生活,种种疑虑令女士望而却步。最理想的治疗法,应该是一种简单而安全的方法,既无需动手术承受痛楚,亦无须等待漫长的复原时间。

1。肉毒杆菌疗程会否十分痛楚?

注射疼痛极为轻微

肉毒杆菌的注射液是中性的,温和而不刺激,再配合医生采用极幼细针头的注射针,有效把因注射带来的疼痛减至最低。

极少不适现象

肉毒杆菌只在注射的部位产生作用,也只有绝少数人士在注射后会有不适现象,偶尔可能呈现轻微淤青及酸痛等,但随即便会消失。注射液是中性的。。轻微淤青的情况可以化妆掩饰;一般饮食则绝不受影响,只有极少数人在治疗后数个星期会较无力咀嚼坚硬的食物。

2. 肉毒杆菌疗效能维持多久?

肉毒杆菌的疗效时间因人而异。一般而言可维持6到12个月,当药物疗效渐渐消失后,咀嚼肌张力便会慢慢恢复。肌肉的回复程度视乎个人而异,不一定恢复治疗前的状况,你可按照自己的需求而重复接受治疗。

3. 肉毒杆菌有没有副作用?长期使用会否影响身体?

肉毒杆菌只在注射的部位产生作用,也只有绝少数人士在注射后会

有不适现象,偶尔可能呈现轻微淤青及酸痛等。轻微淤青的情况可以化妆掩饰;一般饮食则绝不受影响,只有极少数人在治疗后数天会较无力咀嚼坚硬的食物。

直至目前为止,根据临床研究及调查,并没有发现有人因注射肉毒杆菌而产生永久副作用的个案。

4. 若长期使用肉毒杆菌,剂量会否一次比一次提高?

不会。专业医生每次会就需要的部位与程度而决定所需剂量。临床研究显示,肉毒杆菌会随着治疗次数的增加而延长效果的持续期,所以未来可逐渐减少治疗次数。

5. 肉毒杆菌会否造成面部肌肉僵硬?

肉毒杆菌只在治疗部位产生作用,其他部位并不会受到影响,仍可如常的活动,所以治疗部位及剂量掌握良好就不会影响自然表情,也不会引起面部僵硬。

 

6. 注射肉毒杆菌会否使人中毒?面部肌肉会否受损?

肉毒杆菌并不是活细菌,所以决不会有细菌中毒或感染的情况出现;他只是透过注射疗程让过于发达的咀嚼肌降低收缩张力而得到充分休息。

7. 肉毒杆菌瘦面治疗法是否适合我?传统瘦面手术呢?

请向专业医生请教,了解肉毒杆菌是否切合你的个人所需,助您改善脸型

 肉毒杆菌瘦腿 问答

1. 注射肉毒杆菌会否使人中毒?小腿肌肉会否受损?

肉毒杆菌并不是活细菌,所以决不会有细菌中毒或感染的情况出现;他只是透过注射疗程让过度发达的小腿肌肉降低收缩张力,令小腿恢复纤瘦,因此决不会对小腿肌肉构成损害。而且肉毒杆菌只会在治疗部位产生作用,其他部位并不会受到影响,您仍可如常活动。

2. 肉毒杆菌重塑腿型治疗法是否适合任何人?

肉毒杆菌不建议用于怀孕,哺乳者或其他神经肌肉性疾病患者。请向专业医生询问意见,以了解肉毒杆菌是否切合你的个人所需。