What do you need to know about botulinum toxin treatment?
Botox is a purified toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. Botox treatment is the most notable, simple and very effective non-surgical aesthetic procedure that can temporarily wipe out expression wrinkles. The results are spectacular and are achieved in a very short time. Botulinum toxin is used in a simple and painless injection and the effect is greatly appreciated by patients because wrinkles are relieved within a few days after the injection.
How does botox work?
The expression facial lines are formed by the hyperactivity of the mimic muscles that, through their contraction, lead to skin wrinkles. During treatment, very small doses of the substance are injected directly intramuscularly, blocking the transmission of the nervous impulse to the injected muscle. Its activity is diminished and the skin does not form the wrinkles anymore.
How long does the treatment last and how long do the results maintain?
The treatment takes about 10-15 minutes and does not require the recovery period. The effect becomes visible after a few days, is maximum 2 weeks after the injection and lasts for about 3-6 months, sometimes more. The results vary from case to case. If the treatment is not continued, the wrinkles return to their original appearance.
The Botox works perfectly for:
- Improving the lines/wrinkles in the glabella area (in between the brows).
- Wrinkles from the frontal area (forehead).
- Wrinkles from the periorbital area (knowns as “crow’s foot” wrinkles).
Choose botox treatment if you want:
- Treat unwanted expression wrinkles quickly and efficiently;·
- That your face has a young and natural look;
- Visible results that can not be obtained using anti-wrinkle creams, cosmetic treatments or any ointments applied on the already formed wrinkles;
- Prevent worsening of wrinkles already formed;
The most important things you need to know about botulinum toxin:
- The result is directly influenced by the quality of the substance used in the treatment.
- It is imperative that the injection is performed by a physician experienced and accredited in the treatment of these procedures.
- The procedure is painless. The substance is injected with a very fine needle, the substance does not sting and does not cause any discomfort. There are injection points that may be more sensitive, but for a very short period (seconds). For people with a high sensitivity in terms of pain, ice can be applied for anesthetic purposes.
- In the area where the treatment was performed, no further wrinkles appear, and with the disappearance of the effect, the skin returns to the stage at which the treatment was applied. · After applying the treatment, there is no sign, and after the effect is installed (about a week), the face of the person in question will have a rested, relaxed appearance.
- During the initial consultation you will be asked about your medical history and you will be informed about the contraindications of botulinum toxin treatment.
Myths about botox! Be informed!
- MYTH: Botox leads to a frozen face!
TRUTH: There have been a few years of this myth, which states that botox injections could lead to an inexpressive and unnatural face. Muscle activity at the level of the muscles of the face is only reduced, so you can continue to frown or have a faint expression without the appearance of wrinkles.
- MYTH: Botox can be a permanent treatment!
TRUTH: The effects of botox injections generally remain within the 3-6 month range, with reapplication being recommended but not mandatory.
Botox is not injected into your lips! Although many patients tend to make this confusion, botox is not used to augment the lips. Hyaluronic acid is used successfully for lip augmentation treatments. Find all information about this procedure HERE
Do not use botox if:
- You have an infection at the injection site / active herpetic infection.
- You have known hypersensitivity to one of the components of the product.
- You have neurological disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), myasthenia gravis, Eaton-Lambert syndrome.
- You are pregnant or suspect that you may be.