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BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTION
Botulinum toxin is a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and causes flaccid paralysis of the muscle. It was first used to treat strabismus, a condition that results from muscle imbalance of the muscles that rotate the eyes.
Common indications for use of botulinum toxin include cosmetic effacement of dynamic wrinkles, lower facial slimming (reduction of masseter muscles), and treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive perspiration). Botulinum toxin administration involves injection of the muscles with a small needle and an appropriate dose of toxin. In the case of treatment of wrinkles, the effects of toxin administration manifest 2 to 3 days after the administration and the effects normally last 4 to 6 months.
Modern day fillers consist of resorbable material such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid. The aim of filler injections to revolumize areas of the face that have undergone fat atrophy, and in some cases, stimulate the surrounding soft tissue to produce collagen. Successful filler injections fill areas of volume loss, lift sagging tissues, efface creases or depressions, yet provide a natural appearance. In general, fillers may persist in the tissues for 6 to 9 months. Dr Yeo is regularly invited as a lecturer and faculty on filler safety and techniques in various regional countries. He is also a trainer for various filler products and believes in educating fellow doctors to perform such treatments effectively and safely.
There is increasing laxity of the skin and muscle of the face and neck with advancing age. Modern technology now permits the use of various energy devices (e.g. lasers and ultrasound devices) for controlled tightening of the skin and muscle, whilst minimizing downtime.