BTX at LUSH Medical
Btx is a natural, purified protein that relaxes the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. It is a safe and simple method to reduce wrinkles, smooth fine lines, and softly contour the jaw line while providing a fresher, more youthful overall look. It is blocks muscle contraction signals in nerves from being sent to muscles.
What can BTX be used for?
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Lower eyelid wrinkles
- Eyebrow lift
- Lip lines
- Cobblestoned chin
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Facial Slimming
- Calf Contouring
We use our facial muscles to speak, eat, and communicate emotion on a daily basis. Overtime, wrinkles tend to form in the areas that we utilize frequently, such as frown lines on the forehead, smile lines on the cheeks and crow's feet around the eyes. Botox relaxes the facial muscles that lie beneath these areas, causing the lines to gradually smooth out while simultaneously preventing new lines from forming.*
Lines and wrinkles* – BTX relaxes the muscles, and prevents strong contractions at areas such as the forehead, corners of the eyes, frown lines etc. Lines and wrinkles develop due to repeated creasing of the skin due to contraction – by relaxing muscle contractions, BTX reduces lines and wrinkles.
The BTX lift or MicroBTX Technique* – Injected into the more superficial layers of the skin — and in wrinkle-free parts of the complexion like the T-zone, cheeks and chin — Micro-BTX does not affect muscle-nerve communication to minimize deep lines on the face (like traditional BTX treatments), but instead, tightens enlarged pores, making the skin look smoother and, yes, younger. The treatment can also be used to minimize fine lines around the eyes. The side-effects & risks are very minimal in the hands of an experienced BTX injector.
Calf Reduction* – All women dream of having beautiful elongated, toned legs, but often we have wide calves which we find really difficult to change through exercise or diet. This can be achieved with BTX similar to jaw reduction by relaxing calf muscles thus, reducing calf width. A slimmer, more contoured calf can be achieved within 4 weeks. Approx Units Required: 100U per calf.
Jaw reduction* – Probably the most popular BTX procedure, jaw reduction works by relaxing the bulky lower jaw muscles with BTX. Once relaxed, the muscles start losing 20-30% of its bulk as it is less worked. The muscle atrophy occurs over 4-6 weeks to achieve a sharper face. Approx. Units Required: 25-50 units per jaw muscle, depending on the size. Males need a higher dose as their muscles are usually much larger. Lasts: 6 months, however, it is known that at least 4-6 sessions spaced over 2 years are necessary to semi-permanently shrink the chewing muscles and slim the face.
Oil control and pore reduction* – BTX, when used superficially on facial skin, stops oil production and tighten pores by inhibiting the signals to the oil glands. Skin is also tightened superficially and results in smaller pores. Approx. Units Required: 20-30 units per half face.
Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) and body odour treatments* – BTX injections can also be used to inhibit the production of sweat at the underarms or palms of our hands. People suffering from sweaty palms or body odour from underarms can be treated with BTX effectively. What BTX is able to do is reduce the capacity of your palms to sweat. This reduction has mainly to do with the glands which produce sweat in your palms. They can be inactivated by BTX. Approx. Units Required: 100U for both palms/underarms.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the treatment painful?
A small amount of BTX is directly injected into select muscles using a very fine needle. Generally, the treatment takes about ten minutes. Patients may feel a quick sting but discomfort is minimal and brief. Anaesthetic cream can be used to reduce any discomfort.
How long can the results last?
After an injection, it takes approximately 3 to 7 days for Btx to take effect. The full results last between 3 to 6 months before lines slowly begin to return. It usually takes longer for the results of jaw remodeling to take effect, however, these results last an average of 6 months. After repeated Btx treatments, the treated muscles tend to atrophy so the effects tend to last longer.
Will btx leave me with a 'Frozen' face?
Btx does not paralyse muscles in experienced hands. We can create the right treatment plan for you by customising the dosage and specific muscles to be treated in order to minimize wrinkles yet preserving your ability to show emotion and expression.
* The contents in this website do not constitute or is intended to constitute medical advice and readers rely on the statements contained herein at their own risk. Treatment results, experiences and downtime (if any) may vary by individuals. Please make an appointment with our clinic for a thorough medical assessment of your condition and treatment requirements. The models and images used in this website are not images of our own patients.