Treatment of facial expression wrinkles called Botox®, is carried out by applying small doses of botulinum toxin to certain areas of the face. This protein when injected into the muscles of the face blocks the impulse that reaches them, thus achieving relaxation of these, which makes the skin appear smoother and more relaxed.
It is mainly used to remove or attenuate the wrinkles that appear on the forehead, the eyebrow and in the areas around the eyes, the so-called 'crow's feet'.
This treatment can also be applied to the neck and the area immediately below this, that intermediate part of the bust that is discovered in the neckline.
When it comes to the elimination of facial wrinkles, botox offers clear advantages:
It is applied by means of microinjections by means of an extrafine needle in the muscle of the zone that is wanted to treat producing its relaxation and inhibiting the movement, since it blocks the nerve transmission that contracts the muscles when it is gesturing.
Its application does not cause pain. It is performed in a single session and no anesthesia is required for its application.
Its effect appears gradually, between 4 and 8 days after its application, which is an advantage, since no one will notice a sudden change in his face. The treatment can be repeated every 4 or 6 months without problems, always depending on the need of the patient.
Immediately after your application you can resume normal tasks, work, etc. In addition, in the 4 hours after application the care is minimal: Avoid rubbing the face and lying down, so that the injected Botox® does not spread to unwanted areas and should it be necessary to lie down should be done semi-seated.
The effect of botox lasts approximately 4 to 6 months, but in some people it may still last longer. At the end of the active period the treated muscle recovers its normal mobility.
It is a great complement to techniques such as radiofrequency used for correction of flaccidity of the facial contour or for after blepharoplasty surgery.
Botox® is also used in people who have excessive sweating in the armpits, palms of the hands and soles of the feet getting to diminish the activity of the sweat glands. Lately Botox is also being used with good results in paraplegic people with urinary incontinence problems.
Botox® in the field of reconstructive surgery is a helpful weapon for the treatment of patients with asymmetries in the facial expressions of the eyebrows and forehead or the smile and mouth.
Botox® It is recommended to use it from the age of 30, when wrinkles of expression begin to appear.
Small bruises that disappear in the course of days and that are hidden with the makeup.
During pregnancy, in patients treated with anticoagulants and in those who suffer from coagulopathies.
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