Why Botulinum Toxin arouses so much dislike?

Written by: Dra. María José Villares Moreno
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) is one of the most demanded treatments and at the same time most rejected. Many patients, when mentioning the word "botox", express fear for the result they associate (inexpression, unnatural facial parts) or for lack of knowledge, when relating it to something unnatural. This happens because it is related to badly treated faces with "botox" badly injected, which distance them from a natural beauty.


History of Botulinum Toxin

botox or botulinum toxin To know the origin of this substance can be traced back to 1977. Its origin, like most medical discoveries, was somewhat casual. In the case of Botulinum Toxin, he was an ophthalmologist, treating strabismus and, later, a neurologist, looking for the reduction of facial tics of children he treated.

In both cases it was observed that, in the area where Botulinum Toxin was injected, wrinkles on the face decreased. It is a highly purified protein that was then applied and is now applied in infinitesimal doses. It is a substance, then, that has been applied for about 40 years. However, fears and aversion to "botox" have emerged recently.


Applications and benefits of Botulinum Toxin

It is important to inform patients that "botox" is a form of preventive medicine in Aesthetic Medicine. Botox is used to relax the muscles of expression to soften wrinkles of expression and fatigue and thus avoid that, with the passage of time, do not go too deep when gesturing.

In addition, the use of Botulinum Toxin has recently been approved in the Spanish Health System for the treatment of migraines and headaches, a utility already proven years ago.. Among the latest discovered benefits of Botulinum Toxin is the regulation of sweating. There are cases of patients who have undergone "botox" in the armpits every six months because of a problem of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and the results have been very favorable, allowing patients to lead a normal life.

Likewise, at the last National Congresses of Dermatology there was also talk about the improvements that occurred from the second week of application of Botulinum Toxin in depressive symptoms. However, these were still conclusions drawn from a phase of clinical trials, so it must still be confirmed.

In summary, the malquerida Botulinum Toxin has less adverse side effects than other toxic substances such as tobacco or alcohol, and can be fatal. Thus, the medical and aesthetic benefits of botox make it possible to obtain a radiant, rested and relaxed face.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. María José Villares Moreno
Aesthetic Medicine

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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