Five questions on Botulinum Toxin

Written by: Dr. Ignacio Sánchez-Carpintero Abad
Published: | Updated: 08/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

What areas can be touched up with botulinum toxin?

The indication par excellence of treatment with botulinum toxin is between the eyebrows. In fact, the product data sheet indicates that "it is indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of vertical lines of moderate to severe intensity between the eyebrows when frowning, in adults under 65 years of age, when the severity of these lines has a significant psychological impact for the patient ". In practice, botulinum toxin is used in the upper third of the face to improve frown, crow's feet and forehead lines .


Botulinum toxin is used in the upper third of the face


Is it indicated for any type of wrinkle?

Those that improve with botulinum toxin are the wrinkles of expression , that is, those that are formed as a consequence of the contraction of the muscles.. Static wrinkles, which are in a basal situation, practically do not improve with this treatment.


How does it apply?

Nowadays the treatment is done by injections. In the future, it will most likely be commercialized in boutinic gel toxin , in the US there have been improvements in "crow's feet". The effectiveness is not the same, but it is a good alternative for people who can not tolerate needles.


How many sessions are necessary? How long is the effect?

Treatment with boutinic toxin is done in a single session. It is tolerated very well and does not take long. The duration may depend on the cases but generally lasts between 3-4 months. In clinical practice, most patients are treated twice a year.

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By Dr. Ignacio Sánchez-Carpintero Abad

Dr. Sanchez-Carpintero specializes in medical and surgical dermatology at the University Clinic of Navarra. His main areas of interest are the treatment of Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations. Currently developing their daily work as Chief of Dermatologic Laser Unit International Clinic and Head of Unit Hemangiomas and vascular malformations of the Ruber Clinic.

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