Muscle relaxing injections with Botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxin relaxes overactive muscles, which can assist in a smoother, younger appearance.

It can be injected into the forehead for forehead lines and into the frown to reduce frowning, as well as to elevate the medial brows. It can also be injected around the eyes to soften crow’s feet and to lift the lateral eyebrows.

*A temporary medial and/or lateral brow lift can be achieved for clients with low-set eyebrows through injection of Botulinum toxin.

*Botulinum toxin can also soften lip lines and create a Lip Flip, which gives the lips a fuller appearance.  This can also be further enhanced if combined with lip filler.

Botulinum toxin can reduce a gummy smile or bunny lines.  It can also lift the tip of the nose.

Down-turned mouth corners, which cause a sad appearance, *can also be lifted with Botulinum toxin. It can also relax a puckered chin.

Botulinum toxin injected into the muscles of mastication (chewing) can re-shape a very rounded face.

Local anaesthetic preparation of the skin is not necessary for facial Botulinum toxin treatments, as Micro fine needles are used, although skin preparation is advisable prior to Hyperhidrosis treatments of the axillae, as these entail multiple injections.* The effect takes 2 weeks to develop.

Teeth Grinding 

Some people experience pain over the upper jaw/temples due to excessive grinding and therefore relaxation of the lower jaw muscles (Masseter muscles), which are used for chewing, can contribute to the relief of pain over these jaw muscles and joints, as well as preventing damage to teeth.

*A Botulinum toxin treatment of the Masseter muscles can be performed within 15 minutes and the treatment sites are normally not visible for longer than 10-15 minutes and only a very small risk of bruising exists, therefore, patients can return to work immediately.

*Improvement is normally evident within days, with full improvement after 2-4 weeks.  Intervals between treatments vary between 4 and 5 months.


Botulinum toxin can increase the intervals between Migraine attacks, by blocking the transmission of pain impulses.  It can, however, not treat a Migraine attack.

Several muscles can be involved and your practitioner will discuss the muscle groups, which will be injected, with you.

*Results will develop over a period of 2 weeks.


  • Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Low-set Eyebrows
  • Sad Appearance
  • Migraines
  • Excessive sweating
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Lip Flip

  • Bunny lines

  • Gummy smile

  • Teeth grinding

  • Puckered chin

  • Down-turned mouth corners