Botulinum toxin is a protein that, injected intramuscularly, decreases the strength of the muscle in question. Thus, its use in all those wrinkles caused by muscle contraction, will lead to an improvement.
Applications of botulinum toxin
In particular, botulinum toxin is indicated in the treatment of expression wrinkles that occur in the brow and crow's feet. It differs from other aesthetic medicine treatments in that it improves expression wrinkles and delays the progression of them, without giving volume.
When the botulinum toxin is applied in frown wrinkles, for example, the patient appreciates a feeling of rest, changing his gaze. In addition, with the use of botulinum toxin, the position of the eyebrows can be improved, obtaining a greater overture and luminosity in the eyes and the glance.
What is the treatment of botulinum toxin? How long will its effects last?
Botulinum toxin is injected by the specialist in Aesthetic Medicine on the muscle to be treated, with an extremely fine needle and does not need to apply anesthesia previously. Although it is not a treatment with any type of complication, it is advisable not to touch or press the injected area the hours after the treatment.
The effect of botulinum toxin is progressive and, stepwise, the patient is noticing the decrease in muscle strength and, thus, the disappearance of wrinkles. At 15 days, the effect is established and it is advisable to carry out a review to assess whether more doses are needed or to correct any small asymmetries that may have occurred.
The result lasts between 4 and 6 months, so it is best to repeat the treatment two or three times a year. Botulinum toxin can be said to be a rejuvenating, refreshing and natural treatment.