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. When administered in the armpits, palms or soles of the feet, it blocks neuromuscular transmission in the sweat glands, effectively preventing 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 "the 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 administered intradermally with a thin needle at the target area. The procedure involves only minimal pain. Results can be expected after 48 hours, although the full efficacy of treatment will not be seen for a week or 14 days.
How often does the procedure need to be repeated?
Duration is different in individuals and depends on many factors, such as physical activity, rate of clearance of the active substance, the number of applications, etc. The average period is 5 to 8 months.
What is recommended after the procedure?
Avoid excessive physical activity and do not massage the injection site.