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Repeated frowning or squinting can lead to the development of deep lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows. It can be habit forming, so much so that the frown lines become a permanent feature.You might not be aware that you are frowning and may even be frowning in your sleep. It is now possible to break this habit by the injection of Botulinum Toxin. This is injected in minute quantities into the muscles of the forehead and renders the muscles unable to move for approximately 3-4 months. This treatment can substantially reduce the appearance of frown lines. The procedure is done at the clinic using local anaesthetic cream prior to the treatment to minimise any discomfort. The treatment is carried out by the surgeon and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. You are advised not to wear make-up over the treated area that day. You can leave the practice straight away after treatment. The effects of the treatment will become apparent after around 3-5 days. After two or three injections over a twelve month period the lines become significantly reduced and the tendency to frown is greatly diminished.

Manner of performing
After the dissolving and precise marking of several spots on the face, the preparation is injected by means of the finest (insulin) needle under the skin, i.e. into the muscle. The sensation of pain at injecting is minimal and is prevented by previous skin cooling. The application of the local anaesthetic is not necessary. The return to regular activities is possible immediately after the intervention. The procedure lasts around 15 minutes, the effect begins after 2-3 days, and full effect is achieved after 7 days.

Transitory side-effects
Redness, skin itching, mild swelling and appearance of haematomas (bruises) and in some cases temporary weakness of the surrounding muscles; in rare cases mild and temporary droop of the upper eyelid or eyebrow, that lasts 1-2 weeks. The procedure is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation, during the therapy with Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) and in some nervous or muscle disorders. The effect lasts for 5-6 months or longer and it can be repeated after 6 months.

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