Dynamic wrinkles appear on the face by the sustained contraction in the time of a muscle or muscle group. Botulinum toxin type A is a highly purified protein used in aesthetic medicine to treat facial muscles or muscle groups whose activity has increased, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles.
So, once injected botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, it helps relax muscles and soften treaties and existing wrinkles and prevent the appearance of new ones.
The treatment, which is performed in a single session, is to inject a small dose of toxin by very fine needles into the muscles of the upper third of the face, namely the periorbital region (around the eyes), forehead and the area glabellar (frown).
The effect can be perceived 5-10 days after application, sometimes before. Normally, the specialist checks the patient at 15 days to verify that the effect has been complete, correct and symmetrical. The result is a more relaxed appearance and can last three to six months, depending on the conditions of each patient.
Ultimately, treatment with botulinum toxin type A has meant a revolution in aesthetic medicine, because it is safe, effective and well tolerated, with treatment most in demand in our consultations.
Contraindications of botulinum toxin
It should be noted that there are some cases in which the botulinum toxin treatment is not indicated:
- general or skin infection in the treated area
- Egg allergy
- neuromuscular disorders
- Pregnancy or breast-feeding