Scientific name – Botulinum Toxin A or BTA
BTA® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve wrinkles.
BTA injections work by relaxing hyperactive muscle movements which ultimately smooth out dynamic wrinkles, giving rise to a fresher, more lifted and youthful look.
BTA gives u a result that can last up to 6 months (depending on the original strength of your wrinkles)
BTA treatment works best when combined with dermal filler treatment. This is called liquid face lift.
BTA treatment is not limited to treating wrinkles, it can also be done to give you a slimmer face (BTA masseter), brow lift, lift corners of the mouth, treats gummy smile, improves eye bags, refine pores, controls oil, prophylaxis for migraine, controls excessive sweating and others.
BTA will make me look frozen and stiff.
- With the right dosage and technique, BTA will not make u look stiff or frozen.
- Some people love the stiff look while some people only want the wrinkles to be relaxed while maintaining natural facial expressions. You can have BTA treatment to eliminate wrinkles at the same time preserving your facial expressions. Dr Abby shall go through all pointers and your preference with you during consultation.
Once I do BTA, I have to keep doing forever, if I stop, my wrinkles will look worse than before.
- This is an option for you but it’s not a must. If u like the result, you are encouraged to keep doing the treatment 2 to 3 times a year. This is because through researches, BTA is proven to have a memory effect and long term overall wrinkles improvement effect. Remember the main purpose of BTA is to reduce dynamic activity of the wrinkles to prevent formation of unwanted static wrinkles, lines and deep folds in your skin.
BTA is expensive
- According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s 2000 survey, Botulinum Toxin A is one of the least expensive facial aesthetic procedures, ranking 7th in the 9 most widely-used procedures in the United States. Gaining wide acceptance in Malaysia each year.