What is botulinum toxin and what is it used for?
It is a substance produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It has myorelaxant effects, therefore it is used in aesthetic dermatology as a prevention of the appearance of, but also as a therapy of already existing mimic wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is the enemy of wrinkles, but also of excessive sweating. It temporarily blocks the transmission of nerve impulses, from nerve endings to the mimic muscles in the applied area, thus suppressing the activity of the mimic muscles.
The most commonly treated areas are the forehead, the eye area, but it is also effective for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in the armpits, palms and soles of the feet.
Can botulinum toxin endanger my health?
There are a large number of myths about botulinum toxin. In corrective dermatology, we use only a minimal dose of botulinum toxin, which is 1000 times less than the dose that is toxic to the human body, and therefore this method is safe.
How does the treatment work?
You don't have to worry about the botulinum toxin application at all. For more sensitive clients, we are happy to offer an anesthetic cream to numb the treatment area. We use very fine needles to inject the botulinum toxin into the facial muscles. During the treatment, we pay maximum attention not only to the comfort of the client but also to the application of the botulinum toxin itself, therefore the treatment lasts approximately 40 minutes, but this mainly depends on the area to be treated.
The effect of botulinum toxin can be expected at the earliest in 48 hours, but the full effect will be seen 14 days after application.
How often does the treatment need to be repeated?
The duration of the effect is very individual. It depends on a number of factors, such as mimic activity, the rate of degradation of the active substance, etc. On average, however, it is a 4- 8 months house. At Dermarevolt, we prefer a natural look, so we recommend more frequent application repetitions to maintain a subtle facial expression.
What should be avoided after treatment?
Immediately after botulinum toxin application, do not lie down or recline for 4 hours. It is also important to actively exercise the facial muscles to get the best desired effect. Physical activity should be avoided for 3 days, also avoid sauna, solarium, facial massage and spa of all kinds for at least 2 weeks. Gentle redness or bruising will disappear within a few days.