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- Botulinum toxin
Botulinum toxin, commonly known as botox, is one of the most popular substances used in aesthetic medicine.
With its help, you can reverse the aging process of the skin, eliminate mimic wrinkles and improve the oval of the face. In addition, botulinum toxin helps in the treatment of hyperhidrosis, migraines or bruxism. And all this as part of a non-invasive, approximately 30-minute procedure, performed on an outpatient basis.
Botulinum toxin – what is it?
Botulinum toxin is produced by botulism bacteria. It is one of the strongest biological toxins that affects the functioning of the nervous system. There are 7 types of this toxin, but only one of them is used in aesthetic medicine – botulinum toxin type A. It is a purified form of the toxin that develops in special conditions. It is also worth emphasizing that low doses of botulinum toxin are used in aesthetic medicine, which do not pose a threat to patients. Nevertheless, to avoid unwanted side effects, botulinum toxin treatments must be performed by a specialist. Botulinum toxin works by blocking nerve connections, which leads to selective paralysis of specific muscle groups. As a result, the muscles in the area become relaxed and unable to contract. One of the results of this mechanism is the reversal of skin aging processes and the smoothing of mimic wrinkles, which also become invisible.
Botulinum toxin used in aesthetic medicine beautifies and heals. Most often, Botox treatments are used by people who want to get rid of wrinkles on the face, including around the eyes, as well as on the neck and cleavage. Botulinum toxin can remove:
- worry lines,
- crow’s feet,
- forehead wrinkles,
- valley of tears,
- smoker’s wrinkles,
- nasolabial folds,
- marionette wrinkles.
Recommendations before and after the procedure
The procedure of administering botulinum toxin is painless and does not require prior anesthesia. The whole procedure takes about 30 minutes.
Recommendations after the procedureThe Botox treatment is non-invasive and safe when performed by a specialist. After the procedure, the patient may experience slight pain at the site of toxin injection. A red rash may also persist for several days. In some cases, there may be a feeling of weakness or muscle soreness throughout the body. At the same time, the treatment does not require convalescence, and after it is carried out, you can immediately return to your daily activities.
The effects of the Botox treatment vary depending on the area that has been treated. Botox injected around the eyes, forehead and lips smoothes existing wrinkles, making them invisible. The toxin administered at the corners of the mouth lifts them, making the patient’s facial expression more joyful. In addition, Botox can be used to model the contour of the chin, jaw or nose. As a result, the person undergoing the procedure looks younger, their skin is smoother and wrinkle-free. As a result of the procedure, facial mobility and facial expressions are reduced. That is why it is so important that the treatment is carried out by a specialist who will make the results as natural as possible without the mask effect. Importantly, the effects of the treatment are reversible, which means that the treatment should be repeated every 3-6 months to maintain the desired effects. In the case of hyperhidrosis treatment, the effects of the treatment are felt after about a week and last for 6-12 months, depending on the severity of the problem and the treated area.
The price of the botulinum toxin treatment depends on the nature of the procedure and the number of areas to be treated.