What are botulinum toxin injections?

As time goes by ageing signs, like fine lines and wrinkles naturally begin to form on our face. These signs may cause a cosmetic problem for men and women and affect their self confidence. Botulinum toxin (BTX) is an injectable treatment that immediately and visible improves lines and wrinkles. When botulinum toxin is injected into the muscle it stops muscle spasm and prevent muscles from moving and causing expression lines on the face. BTX is used in different medicine sectors that are linked to muscle spasm in the face or the body and cause functional problems like strabismus or excessive perspiration on the hands, the feet and the armpits.

Who’s a good candidate?

Botulinium toxin injections treatment concerns all patients, both men and women who want to smooth face wrinkles and fine lines. It can be performed on the forehead, on the glabella, the wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) and around the nose, as well as on body areas, like the neck and the decolletage. The ideal candidate should be healthy and over 18 and should inform his doctor of any allergies or medicines that he uses. Pregnant women are advised to avoid BTX treatments.

Facts I need to know

The BTX therapy is performed at the doctor’s office under local anesthetic cream and is a relatively painless and very safe procedure. It doesn’t take more than 30′, depending on the size of the area treated, and it may require a second treatment for best results. The needle used is very thin and only causes a slight discomfort wihtout leaving any marks.

Recovery Time

After a botulinium toxin treatment patients can return immediately to their normal activities and their work. The doctor will instruct them to avoid some specific movesduring the first days, like putting heat on the area or rubbing it, exposing it to the sunetc. Results are immediately visible but continue to evolve during the first week until becoming final. They last from 4 to 6 months, depending on each patients body but treatments can be repeated regularly in order to maintain results for as long as we wish.

Doctor’s Remarks

Nowadays, botulinum toxin injections are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. In order to avoid complications and achieve a beautiful, natural and long-lasting result you should choose a well trained doctor. Botulinium toxin is a pharmaceutical substance approved all over the world since more than 40 years and has also been proven to have a positive effect against stomach cancer.