Botox has been used for 20 years in the treatment of many medical conditions, especially in cases of muscle contraction. The effectiveness of Botox in erasing wrinkles around the eye has been discovered during the treatment of eye muscle contraction, but it must be noted that the amount used in cosmetic care is much less than that used to treat medical problems. So we must carefully respect the precautions for use.
How can we choose between Botox and various types of fillers such as collagen (Ziplast, Cosmoplast, Restylane, Perlan or Articol).
Botox does not fill the injected area to give it more volume, rather it works in an effective way to generate a temporary relaxation of the muscles responsible for causing wrinkles. As for the fillers, they work to fill the wrinkles. Clarifying this difference is essential so that we know that Botox does not replace fillers nor vice versa as well. Some studies have shown The recent fact that using Botox in conjunction with fillers such as collagen and hyaluronic acid can prolong the effect of the fillers and this seems very logical as preventing the muscle from contracting will allow the fillers to stay in place for a longer period.
What can we expect from Botox?
Plastic surgeons and dermatologists can identify the most active muscles that are responsible for causing wrinkles, and this includes the muscles of the forehead, around the eyes, around the mouth and neck muscles. Botox is injected with thin needles into the very active muscle. The results of botox appear gradually and after 7 to 10 days from the first injection and the results last between 3 and 6 months.
While fine and superficial wrinkles are permanently disappeared thanks to Botox injections, deep wrinkles can remain visible in order to reduce or eliminate their severity. Fillers can be used in conjunction with Botox.
When should Botox injections be started?
This product can be used from the age of seven years. No poisoning symptoms have been reported in cases where medicinal ingredients were used, but misuse or poor injection may lead to lowering of the upper eyelid or a change in its outlook.
Are there any side effects?
Botox injections reduce the severity of facial wrinkles and, if we want to, raise the eyebrows to give a more youthful look, but one of the most important characteristics of Botox is its ability to avoid the emergence of new wrinkles. This way, wrinkles that have appeared recently and prevent the appearance of wrinkles in the future can be eliminated by the patient who underwent a surgical skin tightening procedure. Extend the effectiveness of the process through the right of botox.
Where can it be injected?
It can be injected where the expression wrinkles lie on the top and bottom of the face, the forehead, around the eyes, the top of the nose, the chin, and the neck. Never injected in the center of the face, otherwise it causes difficulty in pronouncing the smile from the face.
Finally, it should be noted that Botox can be used in the treatment of hyperhidrosis in the hands and armpits, as sweating stops for an average year.