One of the techniques par excellence for the treatment and prevention of facial aging is the application of botulinum toxin, popularly known as Botox®. This treatment has been used for years to treat facial wrinkles, and to prevent their appearance.
Botulinum toxin is a substance that subtly weakens some of the facial muscles responsible for the formation of expression wrinkles. Before undergoing a treatment with botulinum toxin, it is essential to be aware that wrinkles that are already marked on the skin at rest, can obtain significant improvements with the application of botox®, but in some cases, this improvement does not imply its disappearance complete.
Injection techniques and scientific knowledge regarding this product have increased significantly in recent years, allowing them to be achieve very favorable results, without altering the naturalness of the face, and increasing the safety of its use.
Wrinkles and facial signs that can be treated by applying botulinum toxin are:
- Frontal wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Houndstooth wrinkles
- Gingival smile
- Bruxism and hypertrophy of masseter
- Hyperhidrosis or hyper-sweating
For the treatment of wrinkles or furrows of certain facial regions, such as dark circles, nasolabial furrow, puppet lines, barcode or cheekbones, it is necessary to use hyaluronic acid instead of botulinum toxin.
Botulinum toxin can also be used to stylize the profile of the face, and at the same time, treat bruxism, by treating the masseter muscle. Another indication for which Botox® can be used is for the treatment of hyperhidrosis or hyper-sweating of any region of the body.
Details of the procedure
The botulinum toxin injection procedure is quick, and causes slight discomfort, which is attenuated by the use of anesthetic creams or analgesic techniques. vibratory during its application. The duration of its effect ranges from 4 to 6 months. This variability depends above all on the characteristics of each person and the treated area.
Our plastic surgeons are experts in the application of botulinum toxin. We will individually assess your case to propose the best therapeutic options in order to achieve a natural and harmonious rejuvenation for your face.