Correcting facial wrinkles with Botox
What is Botox and how is it used in aesthetic medicine?
It is a substance produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It relaxes the muscles, so it is used in aesthetic dermatology to prevent facial wrinkles from appearing and to treat existing ones. The most common treatment locations are the forehead and around the eyes. When administered in the armpits, palms or soles of the feet, it can quite effectively prevent excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
Is Botox therapy dangerous?
There are a lot of myths surrounding the botulinum toxin. Patients are often concerned that this poison can adversely affect their health. A well-known phrase is "Sola dosis facit venenum", or "dose makes the poison". The use in corrective dermatology of a minimum dose of Botox is sufficiently effective to achieve the desired impact with maximum safety at the same time for patients.
How does the treatment work?
Botox is injected into muscles in the target area. A very thin needle is used, so the procedure involves only minimal pain. Results can be expected after 48 hours, although the full efficacy of treatment will not be seen for 14 days.
How often does the procedure need to be repeated?
Duration is different in individuals and depends on many factors, such as muscle activity, rate of clearance of the active substance, the number of applications, etc. The average period is 6-9 months. A Botox injection blocks the release of acetylcholine in the neuromuscular junctions, interrupting the transmission of impulses to the muscle. The result is the muscle relaxes. The brain cannot use the muscle during this time, which also contributes to prolonging the benefit. We at the clinic prefer the natural look, so we recommend administration about once a year.
What is recommended after the procedure?
Intensive practice of the facial expressions in the treated area, no bending forward or lying down for 4 hours. No exercise for several days after the procedure. Over the next 2 weeks avoid any massaging of the site.