Botulinum Toxin: Expression wrinkles
What is Botox or botulinum toxin type A?
The injection of botulinum toxin type A, commonly known as Botox, is the current treatment of choice for reducing wrinkles and thus achieve an effect of facial rejuvenation. Botox is a brand name of a synthetic toxin similar to that produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
The effects of treatment with Botox are temporary, but the application of the treatment is done quickly, requires no recovery time, and therefore is much simpler than other procedures seeking facial rejuvenation. We can say that Botox injections are more convenient and less painful than other procedures to reduce wrinkles and make your face look younger as chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing or facelift.
The movement of facial muscles produces folds in the skin where they anchor. At first only when these muscles contract, so called expression wrinkles. Over time these wrinkles are marked although the muscles are relaxed. When a small amount of Botox is injected into a muscle, it blocks nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract. The effect achieved is the temporary weakening of facial muscles and thus softens or eliminates wrinkles in the skin for a few months.
Virtual Makeover for Botox.
Look at the effects that a botox treatment can get on your face. To do this, CLICK ON THE IMAGE on the left and follow the instructions below:
1.-CLICK THE ARROW in the black box in the upper right corner.
2.-UPLOAD PHOTO: Upload a photo in which your face is seen FROM THE FRONT.
3.-CHOOSE A TREATMENT: to see the effects of the BOTOX treatment choose Frown lines and/or Crow`s feet
What are Botox applications?
Botulinum toxin has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of frown lines and peri-eye (crow’s feet) in adults under 65. Botox injections are also used to reduce wrinkles on the face and neck, as the grooves of the lips and forehead lines.
Botox or botulinum toxin type A, get relax these muscles so that the wrinkles will not remain marked (we speak therefore prevention). This is achieved by infiltrating the toxin dose in the appropriate muscles. If the wrinkle is already marked we help with fillers to achieve the desired effect. Furthermore, botulinum toxin type A, it is also approved for the treatment of a wide range of problems, such as chronic headaches migraine disorders eye muscle, and muscle stiffness.
Also treatment with botulinum toxin can prevent excessive sweating of the armpits, palms and soles of the feet with a result that lasts for months.
Features of Botox treatment.
Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles whose contraction is desired cripple, with only a minor annoyance.
During the first 2 to 3 hours after treatment, you have to be relaxed and not to rub the treated area. It can take several days (3-4) before being at least partially note the effect of Botox. The full effect on wrinkles can take between 7 and 14 days. The results on smoothing wrinkles will last 3 to 4 months on average, can reach up to 6 months. Once past that period, wrinkles reappear. The dose of Botox generally applied is the same every time you receive a new treatment.
A week before the treatment is necessary to avoid alcohol and should also stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs, in the two weeks prior to treatment in order to reduce possible bruising.
If you want to remove wrinkles on the forehead and wrinkles or excessive sweating problems, come to make a treatment with Botox in Valencia at our clinic.
What are the side effects of Botox?
Side effects that may occur are temporary eyelid droop for a short period of time, headache or bruising. Bruising or temporary bruising is the most common side effect of Botox. Headaches lasting 24 to 48 hours, may occur in isolated cases. A small percentage of patients may develop eyelid drooping, which gradually corrected. This usually occurs when botulinum toxin spreads around the treated area, and that this does not happen the patient to the treated area not rub for 12 hours after injection, or lie during the three recommended four hours after application.
Other rare side effects, which may appear include flu-like symptoms, nausea, temporary facial pain, redness at the injection site, reduced blinking, and weakness in the muscles of the face. In extreme cases, this muscle weakness can limit your facial expressions.
What is the minimum age for treatment?
According to a recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than half a million women between the ages of 19 and 34 years have followed treatments with botulinum toxin. These statistics include women who are opting for anti-aging treatments with any of these products before they even are fully approved and legalized in the US
Plastic surgeon Dr. Terrén, accredited by the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SECPRE), does not make the application of botox for smoothing wrinkles to under 20 because they are too young to this type of procedure.
When is better to postpone Botox?
As with many other things in the world of beauty, each treatment must be applied at the appropriate time and place to get the maximum benefits. Here’s the times when it is better to wait before injecting botulinum toxin type A.
- When you’re pregnant: better a procedure with Botox or any type of injectable cosmetic or filling is not done when you’re pregnant, simply because no studies have shown to date that the product can not harm a child or that does not pass through breast milk.
- If you really do not need it: although it is very beneficial to take a preventive approach and treatment with botox done before the lines and wrinkles have appeared, however, there is no reason to start doing if your skin is completely perfect and neither even it is exhibiting the first signs of aging.
- If you have a big event that day: Botox, and all neuromodulators need time to act and that the results are noticed. If you have an important meeting, a party or an event you want to show the wonderful effects of the treatment plan your doctor’s appointment at least two weeks in advance. Keep in mind that as a result of treatment with injectable form, there is always the possibility of bruising, and in any case the effects will be much more visible once through a period of time.
- If you need volume correction: Botox will not give fullness to the skin or volume, nor will strengthen sagging, for which the fillings are needed. What it will do is temporarily paralyze the muscle contractions so that when an expression becomes, not a line or wrinkle is formed.