Btx

It is also known as the “miracle toxin” because of its ability to turn back the clock on your face.

BTX

It is also known as the “miracle toxin” because of its ability to turn back the clock on your face.

Btx 肉毒杆菌素

Botulinum Toxin (BTX) is a neurotoxin formulated from the bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum. 

BTX blocks the release of neurotransmitter acetylcholine from nerve endings at the neuro muscular junction. In other words, it prevents the nerve from reaching the muscle. As such, the treated muscle will relax temporarily for 4-6 months. Wrinkles are a form of ‘skin trauma’ caused by muscle contraction. With the relaxation of the muscles, the overlying wrinkled skin is allowed to heal.

BTX is delivered by fine needle injection into specific muscles. It is a simple procedure that takes less than 10 minutes and does not require any form of anesthesia. There is no downtime and no specific post care needed. The effect will kick in after 4-5 days and achieve optimal results by 2 weeks. You can read more about it here.

Treatments of BTX

Wrinkles & Fine Lines
除皱针

Commonly treated on forehead, glabellar (frown line) and crow’s feet (wrinkles at outer corner of the eyes).

Neck Rejuvenation

Reduce neck lines and tighten the skin at the same time. It is called ‘Nefertiti Neck Lift’, which was named after an Egyptian Queen who was well known for her beautiful jawline and neck.

Gummy Smile

When you smile and too much gum tissue exposed above the top teeth. It can be corrected by relaxing the muscle responsible for the excessive up-pulling of upper lip.

Face Slimming &Teeth Grinding 瘦脸针

Jaw muscles (masseter) are the main chewing muscles located at the angle of the jaw. Frequent chewing or bruxism (teeth grinding) can cause large masseter muscle which leads to a squarer face shape. By relaxing and shrinking the masseter muscle, it results in a slimmer face and halting teeth grinding.

Excessive Sweating

Reduce sweating by blocking signal to sweat glands. It can treat sweaty palm and armpit, and subsequently remove the body odor and hyperpigmented armpit.

Shoulder Contouring

Bulky shoulder muscles appear less attractive for lady, especially when wearing a sleeveless dress. BTX can contour shoulder muscles to make it looks softer and more feminine. It can also help to ease shoulder stiffness and neckache.

Leg/Calf Slimming

Muscular and bulky legs make one appears more masculine. BTX can shrink the calf muscles, allowing one to achieve slimmer legs.

Is Miracle toxin Safe?

BTX is a safe medicine and widely accepted in the hospital and aesthetic practice.

The lethal dose (amount of drug, if given all at once, which can cause harm) of BTX is very much above the dosage used in aesthetic treatment. E.g. doctor may use one quarter or half vial of BTX at any single occasion. The lethal dose of this medicine is at least 8 -10 vials being injected on the same occasion.

Liquid Facelift

Surgical facelift is to remove excess saggy skin in order to achieve a younger look. However, it is an invasive procedure requiring general anesthesia.

Liquid facelift or Dermolift is a non-surgical facelift by using BTX. It is done by injecting microbtx (unique dilution of BTX) along the hair lines, covering the side of the face and jawline. Similar to traditional BTX, liquid facelift is effective in removing wrinkles and fine lines, but additionally, it provides tightening and lifting effect on the whole face. This non-invasive procedure can be done in 10 minutes with no downtime. The best lifting result usually occurs 2 weeks after and it can last for 5-6 months.

Liquid Facelift VS Traditional Btx

Deciding between Liquid facelift or traditional BTX depends on your areas of concern.

If your concern is localized to just one or two areas such as crow’s feet or frown line, then getting a simple/traditional BTX should fix your worries.

If you have multiple areas of concern, and at the same time want to look refreshed and reduce saggy face, a liquid facelift will be recommended to achieve an overall youthful look.