Botox treatment in facial aesthetics
Botox (Botulinum toxin type A) is a common aesthetic treatment performed by subcutaneous injection in facial regions that blocks the spread of nerve impulses and consequent activity of the muscles responsible for creating expressive facial rhytides.
By injecting Botox, we can prevent the formation of wrinkles, as well as improve the appearance of existing wrinkles created after lo gstanding excessive work of the mimic muscles of the head and neck.
In a broader sense, Botox can be used as part of the process of “reshaping” the face, improving some conditions of asymmetry, also as a result of excessive activation of facial muscles. Another possible indication is the treatment of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
COMMONLY TREATED REGIONS
- region between the eyes (glabella)
- outer corner of eye
- chin (lip corner)
- armpit (sweating)
PROCEDURE AND POTENTIAL UNWANTED EFFECTS
Selected treatment area is thoroughly cleaned with an antiseptic. No anesthetic is usually required or recommended, but there is a possibility of applying an anesthetic cream before the procedure. At the very beginning, a plan is made (determining the injection sites and doses), with the activation of individual muscle groups on the face in order to determine the exact injection site.
Several injections are given for each treated area. The whole procedure takes 15-20 minutes.
Very rarely, mild swelling or bruising may occur after the injection, as with any injection. Also, mild to moderate headaches may occur in the first 24 hours of treatment. Due to individual variability in anatomy and muscle function, side effects such as eyebrow or eyelid position disorders can occur, but rarely. This may require more treatments to achieve a completely satisfactory effect.
BOTOX TREATMENT IN FACIAL AESTHETICS - RESULTS
The first visible results appear approximately 5-10 days after treatment. The result of the action of Botox is such that you are no longer able to contract muscles in the region being treated, or contractions are only possible with signifficant effort. Of course, the results are temporary, and expected effect is present for 4-6 months. After this period, muscle movement is activated again. If the treatment is not repeated, the state of facial expressions and the appearance of wrinkles and furrows returns to the initial state as it was before initial treatment.
We can confirm that the greatest satisfaction is expressed by patients who have been in treatment for several years and come approximately 2 times a year to maintain the effect. In this way, the creation of new wrinkles is delayed, but also stops the deepening of existing ones.
Be sure to read some useful information and frequently asked questions about using Botox.