What is botulinum toxin (Botox)?

Botox is a natural protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria and obtained by in vitro extraction from the same bacteria. There are 8 subtypes of botulinum toxin and two of them have been used in medicine worldwide since the ‘80s to treat different types of ophthalmic and neurological disorders. In aesthetic medicine, it is used to reduce the activity of mimic musculature and to treat wrinkles.

What is it used for?

Botox is an ideal treatment for correction of facial features and it represents the first line of defense against wrinkles caused by aging and loose skin and muscles.

A Botox treatment is a safe and effective method for removal of wrinkles in the forehead area and prevention of new ones. Its application blocks the contractions of muscles responsible for appearance of wrinkles.

What is it used for?

Botox is an ideal treatment for correction of facial features and it represents the first line of defense against wrinkles caused by aging and loose skin and muscles.

A Botox treatment is a safe and effective method for removal of wrinkles in the forehead area and prevention of new ones. Its application blocks the contractions of muscles responsible for appearance of wrinkles.

Indications

  • Asymmetric eyelids or eyebrows
  • Forehead creasing
  • Wrinkles in the corners and around the eyes
  • Vertical wrinkles at the front and between the eyebrows and around the nose
  • Prevention of deep wrinkles

Indications

  • Asymmetric eyelids or eyebrows
  • Forehead creasing
  • Wrinkles in the corners and around the eyes
  • Vertical wrinkles at the front and between the eyebrows and around the nose
  • Prevention of deep wrinkles

How does Botox work?

Botulinum toxin inhibits the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine into the synaptic cleft and its subsequent binding to nicotine receptors on the postsynaptic membrane. As a result, muscle contraction is blocked. Thus, the muscle stays smooth.

Botulinum toxin has been successfully used in aesthetic procedures as it is very safe and there is no possibility of it entering the bloodstream through diffusion and hence causing side-effects.

The results are visible within two or three days from the treatment.

How does Botox work?

Botulinum toxin inhibits the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine into the synaptic cleft and its subsequent binding to nicotine receptors on the postsynaptic membrane. As a result, muscle contraction is blocked. Thus, the muscle stays smooth.

Botulinum toxin has been successfully used in aesthetic procedures as it is very safe and there is no possibility of it entering the bloodstream through diffusion and hence causing side-effects.

The results are visible within two or three days from the treatment.

Treatment description

Botulinum toxin is injected subcutaneously into mimic muscles – m.frontalis, m.temporalis (migraines), m.orbicularis oculi, m.glabellae, m.orbicularis oris. (in marionette, smoker`s wrinkles). It causes muscle paralysis, i.e. inability of the muscle to contract and over time, it smoothes out static wrinkles. An adequate combination with hyaluronic fillers provides an instant effect.

Treatment description

Botulinum toxin is injected subcutaneously into mimic muscles – m.frontalis, m.temporalis (migraines), m.orbicularis oculi, m.glabellae, m.orbicularis oris. (in marionette, smoker`s wrinkles). It causes muscle paralysis, i.e. inability of the muscle to contract and over time, it smoothes out static wrinkles. An adequate combination with hyaluronic fillers provides an instant effect.

What can you expect?

What can you expect?

The first effects of the application are visible as soon as 3 to 4 days after the treatment, and the full effect of the procedure is expected to become visible when the treated person stops being able to contract mimic muscles, i.e. after 7-10 days.  The effect of Botox lasts for 6-8 months, but do bear in mind that exposure to sunlight, use of corticosteroid creams at the location of Botox application, tanning in tanning salons, frequent sauna visits, and extreme cardio workouts can all speed up the process of Botox decomposing, thus reducing the period during which the effects of the treatment are visible.

The first effects of the application are visible as soon as 3 to 4 days after the treatment, and the full effect of the procedure is expected to become visible when the treated person stops being able to contract mimic muscles, i.e. after 7-10 days.  The effect of Botox lasts for 6-8 months, but do bear in mind that exposure to sunlight, use of corticosteroid creams at the location of Botox application, tanning in tanning salons, frequent sauna visits, and extreme cardio workouts can all speed up the process of Botox decomposing, thus reducing the period during which the effects of the treatment are visible.

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