Botulinum toxin (botox)

Specialty of Aesthetic Medicine

Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a drug that is injected in minute quantities at strategic points on the face to try and minimize the furrows and wrinkles. Botox works by slowing the contraction of facial muscles temporarily, leaving the skin smooth and toned, and correcting wrinkles and preventing its progression. The effects of the injection are not immediate, depending on the patient begin to reveal after three or four days, but the results are highly satisfactory. Furthermore, according to the patient the effect of botulinum toxin can last between 4 and 8 months, so to keep treatments are to be undertaken reminder. Apart from its aesthetic utilities, Botox also has other medical applications such as the correction of excessive sweating, or treatment of tics and spasms.

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