Botulininum toxin. Botox.
Botulinum toxin injection (also called Botox) is the most popular non-surgical procedure in aesthetic medicine. Mimic wrinkles - angry wrinkles, as well as those on the forehead and around the eyes (the so-called crow's feet) - are one of the most visible signs of fatigue and are successfully treated with Botox. Nowadays, the application of botulinum toxin is very diverse:
First data for application in the field of medicine
Botulinum toxin has been used in medicine for over 40 years, making it well-studied and completely safe. It was originally used to treat squint and squint, but it was quickly found that its use to correct strabismus leads to a sharp reduction in wrinkles around the eyes. This led to a revolution in its use. It is also used to reduce the activity of other hyperkinetic muscle groups, to treat migraines, hyperhidrosis (hyperhidrosis) and others.
Botulinum toxin blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles or apocrine sweat glands. When it is injected into a certain muscle, the latter relaxes, tightens the proper skin and smoothes facial wrinkles. Botulinum denervation of the apocrine sweat glands is the basis of therapy for hyperhidrosis (hyperhidrosis).
The procedure begins with a comprehensive consultation, during which patients reveal their wishes and get acquainted with the essence of the intervention. It is accompanied by minimal or no discomfort and usually does not require prior analgesia. After the manipulation there is a slight to moderate redness in the treated areas, which disappears within 15-20 minutes. The effect begins to appear in the next 2-3 days and develops to a maximum of 10-12 days.