Botulinum toxin injections are an effective way to combat facial wrinkles that form during the aging process. Botulinum toxin injections block nerve impulses in the facial mimic muscle, causing them to relax and smooth out wrinkles. Botulinum injections are most commonly used to reduce forehead wrinkles, wrinkles around the eyes, and neck wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin works most effectively on wrinkles that are not permanent and are formed by the movement of the facial muscles - for example, "goose legs" when smiling or forehead wrinkles that appear when you frown.
To eliminate deeper wrinkles, botulinum injections can be combined with hyaluronic injections.
It is important to know that botulinum injections are used to smooth out wrinkles, but the muscles are not paralyzed - they are injected in an amount that only weakens the muscle activity.
Botulinum toxin injections are not recommended for pregnant and lactating women.
It is recommended not to drink alcohol or certain medications for a week before the procedure.
last about 15 minutes: they are injected into the skin or muscle tissue at the
areas where wrinkles form with an ultra-thin syringe. The number of injections
depends on the depth and amount of wrinkles. The procedure is almost painless.
After botulinum injections
After the botulinum injection, it is important not to lie down for several hours and not to use any cosmetics. For about a week it is not recommended to exercise, massage the skin, sunbathe and swim in a hot bath, avoid the sauna and solarium.
Risk of botulinum injections
The risk of botulinum toxin injections is low - you may experience sensations such as headaches as well as cold-like symptoms that go away.
The result is usually visible after a few days, and botulinum injections should be repeated at a frequency determined by your doctor to maintain a long-term result.
The cost of botulinum injection
The exact cost of botulinum injection is provided during the consultation, when the surgeon assesses the complexity of the procedure.