BOTULINUM TOXIN – BOTOX
Botox treatment consists in the infiltration of a biological toxin, the botulinum toxin type A, for the aesthetic treatment of facial wrinkles caused by the contraction of facial muscles. Botox acts by interfering in the communication between nerves and muscles in the affected area (motor end plate), producing muscle relaxation, which causes the smoothness of furrows and fine lines.
It is a simple intervention, i.e. just applying a superficial injection of very low dose of botulinum toxin, resulting in the disappearance of crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and wrinkles between the eyebrows, the slight elevation of the eyebrows, and thus restoring a youthful appearance to the face.
Anesthesia is not needed, and it is performed in 15-20 minutes depending on the area to be treated. Therefore, the patient returns to normal activities immediately. Results are definitive after 15 days. However, two small adjustments are required over the time in order to achieve and maintain the desired results. It can be used as a single treatment in young people with incipient wrinkles or in combination with other therapies in older people.
Since it is a simple and a routine intervention, it does not involve many complications. Nevertheless, some of them may be related to the puncture or toxin migration, which will be explained and detailed by the surgeon.