Botulinum toxin or Botox type A is a neurotoxin made by Clostridium botulinum, which has the ability to produce muscle paralysis.Its use in aesthetic dermatology is selective on certain facial muscles that, due to their contraction, produce dynamic or expression wrinkles.Like tensioning threads and hyaluronic acid, Botox is one of the most requested and recommended non-surgical aesthetic treatments for facial rejuvenation to correct sagging of the face and neck.
With minimal doses of toxin we achieve the relaxation of these muscles, getting the face to soften the look, rejuvenate it and prevent the formation of more wrinkles. Its effect is reversible, and lasts approximately 4 to 6 months.
Its application is carried out with a very fine needle, so an anesthesia is not necessary.
It is also recommended in the treatment of axillary or palmoplantar hyperhidrosis (people with excessive sweating in the armpits, hands and feet), with very satisfactory results, reducing the activity of the sweat glands.
It has a very common one also in people with blepharospasm, strabismus and paraplegic people with urinary incontinence.
It is not surgical.
It can be applied at any time of the year.
It is a practically painless technique.
Its effects are immediate and last between five and six months.
It does not produce adverse effects, such as allergic reactions, facial stiffness or nausea.
Which areas do we apply Botox treatment?
Forehead Botox: Forehead area wrinkles are one of the areas that show our facial expressions the most. Botox application can be applied to the horizontal wrinkles here. While applying botox on the forehead area, the condition of the eyebrows and eyelids is taken into account. Sometimes it can be done together with eyebrow lift botox. Forehead botox is often applied together with botox between the eyebrows.
Botox Between Eyebrows: Between Eyebrows Area; Pharaoh lines, also known as lion lines, are mimic lines that make a person look very hard and old. These wrinkles can be corrected with botox between the eyebrows. Sometimes the lines between the eyebrows are quite deep, in this case, filling and botox application can be done together.
Eye Contour Botox: It is also known as crow’s feet botox. Wrinkles around the eyes, especially when we smile, can be corrected with botox around the eyes. With this application, eye bags, under eyes and eye sockets are not corrected.
Lip Botox: First of all, lip botox does not add volume to the lips and does not swell the lips. It is applied only to correct wrinkles. Lip botox application differs from other botox applications.
Chin Botox: First, chin botox can be applied to the wrinkles of the chin tip. At the same time, lip corners can be raised by blocking the muscles that pull the lower lip corners down.
Smile Botox – Gum Botox: Especially in patients with upper lip problems, gums can appear too much when they laugh. This problem can be camouflaged by applying botox to the upper lip with aesthetic gum cutting (gingivectomy).
It is very important that this treatment is carried out by a specialist and professional of facial anatomy, since a Botox puncture in the wrong place can generate an unwanted expression.