What is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin smoothes wrinkles and expression lines
Botulinum Toxin, also known as Botox, is the best and safest rejuvenation method, prevents the appearance of new expression lines and controls existing brands. The Botox is the main toxin to combat the existing lines and facial markings. It works very efficiently in the rejuvenation process.
Indicated for men and women, Botox works in the treatment of wrinkles on the forehead, glabella, crow’s feet and eyes. The main benefit of Botox is, in fact, the continuous treatment of these expression lines mentioned.
What is Botox for?
Botox is indicated for men and women who want to treat wrinkles on the glabella (between the eyebrows), wrinkles on the forehead, around the lips and crow's feet (eye area). The treatment with Botox is also indicated for those who want to raise their eyebrows , open their eyes (Westernization of the Orientals), lift the tip of the nose, lift the corner of the mouth, correct the gummy smile and for the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excess of sweating ) in the armpits, hands and feet.
Benefits of Botox?
In addition to treating wrinkles and expression lines, botox has a preventive effect on these marks. For some it may seem like an exaggeration to apply it to young people, but it is not. If the person does a lot of facial mimicry, the temporary relaxation of the muscles provided by Botox ends
up reducing muscle movement and, consequently, the habit of contracting parts of the face responsible for expression wrinkles is lost.
How does Botox work?
The Botox is injected through a fine needle at specific points of facial muscles responsible for movement. The substance is diluted with saline solution. And it can only be performed by a doctor.
Duration of treatment
The procedure takes an average of 30 minutes. The action of botox starts after 48 hours of application, reaching its maximum result in up to 15 days. The duration of this result is around 6 months.
Care after treatment
Recovery is immediate. Some clients may get small bruises. It is advisable not to lie down, lower your head or massage the region or travel by plane within 4 hours of the application, and practice physical activity only after 48 hours.
Contraindications for Botox
Botox is not indicated for pregnant women, who are breastfeeding, or people who are using aminoglycoside antibiotics.
After applying Botox, is the face expressionless?
No. Botox works by relaxing the muscles in the region where it was injected. The degree of relaxation can be more or less intense depending on the dosage used and the application plan.
Are the effects of Botox immediate?
No. Only after a week will the effects be more fully noticed. The application is valid for approximately 4 to 6 months, depending on the individual response of each person, the application technique and dosage.
Is the application of Botox painful?
The application is practically painless and usually done with very fine needles (type of insulin). For more sensitive people, a local topical anesthetic can be used.
Can Botox be used to enhance lips?
No, Botox serves to relax the muscles where it is injected, treating expression wrinkles, such as those that form around the mouth. The treatment indicated to increase the volume of the lips is lip filling which, in addition to volume, can also be used to redefine the contour.
There is no scientific evidence that the application of Botox causes addiction or addiction. Is Botox only indicated to correct wrinkles?
No. Botox is also indicated for the correction of strabismus, blepharospasm, dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions), spasticity (motor disorder) and palmar and axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
Can Botox replace plastic surgery?
No. Botox can complement plastic surgery, making it less invasive. Applications can postpone the need for surgical intervention, as in addition to attenuating expression wrinkles, they can prevent the appearance of new wrinkles by re-educating facial expressions.
Is Botox the same thing as filling?
No. Although the two procedures are intended to combat skin aging, they are different in nature and purpose. Botox smoothes wrinkles and expression marks by relaxing the muscle, while the filling consists of the injection of hyaluronic acid to fill wrinkles and furrows.
What is the minimum age to apply Botox?
There is no minimum age to apply Botox. The most important thing is to have the proper indication for the procedure.
Is it possible to replace Botox with anti-aging creams?
Not! Anti-aging creams offer many benefits depending on their composition, but none of them provide muscle relaxation and smoothing out wrinkles. Both are complementary treatments to combat skin aging, but they are not replaceable.