WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox® treatments are quick, painless (if topical anesthetic is applied), minimally invasive and cost-effective. It is a simple way to counteract the signs of premature aging.
Botox ® is a drug extracted from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In small doses this toxin can heal painful muscle spasms.
Botulinum toxin blocks nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles; this provides a smoother skin and a refreshed appearance.
Not all older skin is alike. There are internal and external factors that determine how and when this damage occurs.
The apparent age does not always match the actual age; part of aging depends on the lifestyle, the environment and everyday gestures. The lines are formed with daily gestures. Angry, surprised or laugh cause an involuntary movement in some muscles and thereby form or accentuate wrinkles.
Botox® is a:
- Simple treatment: your application is fast, as it applies in the office in minutes.
- Safe treatment: does not require anesthesia, it is a nonsurgical procedure.
- Effective treatment: the results are fast, at 72 hours notice the change and the effect lasts 3 to 6 months.
Botox ® is applied in the lines “of expression” that form on the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), eyebrows, lips (lip area), nose (nasolabial furrow or groove) and neck.
Botox ® relaxes the muscle making wrinkles disappear. Its application is in small areas of the face so you do not miss the natural expression of it.
Botox ® has no age restrictions may be applied preventively, from very young in a corrective way to adulthood, applying both men and women.
Clinical studies of prestigious researchers in many parts of the world support the effectiveness of Botox ®.
Before applying the product using a topical local anesthetic, once absorbed this anesthetic procedure is performed. Botox ® is injected through the skin using a fine needle directed to the muscles to be addressed. In general, patients experience minimal discomfort. The treatment is performed in minutes. The patient should not disrupt everyday activities, but it is recommended to avoid exposure to excessive heat, sun and is best to avoid exercise for 72 hours. In some patients, small hematomas may occur in the treated area; they go away quickly and can be easily hidden with makeup.
The results can be seen in a few days and last up to 6 months.
Adverse reactions have been reported rarely. Some side effects include temporary eyelid droop, nausea, localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness and / or bleeding.
This is another botulinum toxin with slightly different properties. The dose and onset of action are different.