Botulinum & Fillers
Researchers discovered in the 1950s that injecting overactive muscles with minute quantities of botulinum toxin type-A would result in decreased muscle activity by blocking the release of acetylcholine from the neuron by preventing the vesicle where the acetylcholine is stored from binding to the membrane where the neurotransmitter can be released. This will effectively weaken the muscle for a period of three to four months.
In cosmetic applications, a Botulinum injection, consisting of a small dose of botulinum toxin, can be used to prevent development of wrinkles by paralyzing facial muscles. As of 2007, it is the most common cosmetic operation, with 4.6 million procedures in the United States. The wrinkle preventing effect of Botulinum normally lasts for approximately three to four months, but can vary by person.
The services are offered by two qualified and GMC-registered doctors who have received advanced training in Botulinum and Dermal Filler use:
Mr. Azzam Farroha FRCS, FICMS-PHD Plast, EBOPRAS
Consultant Plastic Surgeon