Botulinum therapy

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Botulinum therapy is a method of removing facial wrinkles by administering the drug botulinum toxin, which relaxes facial muscles. This procedure provides smoothing of wrinkles and elimination of omission of the upper part of the face.

Facial wrinkles are signs of age aging, but they can also occur at a young age with active facial expressions, when all the emotions are clearly visible on the face.

  • Causes of wrinkles:
  • Activity of facial muscles;
  • Genetic predisposition;
  • Gravitational and photoaging of the skin;
  • A sharp decrease in body weight.

Methods of removing facial wrinkles depend on the cause of their occurrence. If the main reason is excessive activity of facial muscles, then a great effect is achieved by injecting Botox directly into the muscle.

If the formation of wrinkles is caused primarily by changes in the skin, thinning of the dermis, the formation of excess skin, gravity and photoaging, it is necessary to use other types of cosmetic manipulations.

The known effect of botulinum therapy occurs from 3 to 14 days after administration of the drug, reaches a maximum in 3-4 weeks and decreases in 4-5 months, but in some cases a sufficient cosmetic result can be maintained for up to 6-7 months.

Carrying out this procedure is absolutely contraindicated at:

  • Neuromuscular disorders (myasthenia, Lambert Eaton syndrome);
  • Pregnancy and lactation;
  • Local inflammatory processes;
  • hemophilia;
  • Hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.

The drug is used with caution in patients prone to the formation of keloid and hypertrophic scars.

The most common indications for Botox injections are:

  • The presence of eyebrow wrinkles;
  • Horizontal wrinkles in the forehead;
  • Wrinkles in the periorbital area, the so-called “goose” or “crow’s feet”;
  • The drug can also be used to eliminate nasolabial and perioral folds, neck wrinkles and to correct “gum” smile.

Botox is often used in combination with contouring. This is due to the fact that fillers smooth out the sharp demarcation line, and Botox injections greatly reduce the tension of the dermal attachments of facial muscles, which improves and prolongs the cosmetic effect.