Botox® is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed nowadays.
The History of Botox® Botulinum toxins were first researched in the late 1960s to treat neurological disorders. Botox was first approved in 1989 to treat eye muscle disorders (blepharospasm, uncontrollable blinking, and strabismus, crossed eyes). In 2000, it was approved to treat cervical dystonia (a disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder contractions). As an unusual side effect of the eye disorder treatment, doctors observed that Botox® softened the frown lines between the eyebrows.
What kind of wrinkles do Botox® injections treat? Wrinkles that are caused by muscle contraction, such as frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead creases, and neck bands can be safely and successfully treated with Botox®.
The effects of Botox consists of producing a transitory block that is reversible (that is to say non permanent) concerning the neuro plate – placed in the nerve that stops the muscle working and contracting. This makes the surface skin static so there is little or no wrinkle during the period of treatment. It acts essentially inhibiting the acetylcholine, which is responsible for the muscular contraction and the secretion of the sweat among others.
Safety and Recovery Time – There is generally no recovery period. You can go directly back to your normal activities. Botox® is proven to be safe and effective.
Results of Botox® Injections are normally seen within a few days. The results generally last about 4-6 months and require occasional touch-ups
The wrinkles are attenuated or disappear completely without altering the natural expression of the face. It only acts on the lines of expression and not on the wrinkles caused by the aging or the sun.
With Botox, the face shines and is relaxed plus it is free of wrinkles maintaining the naturalness, freshness and own luminosity. Each face has a unique expression. For that reason, Botox must be applied respecting the personality and the face characteristics of each person. The doctor trained in the application technique will discuss your expectations with you; he will decide the correct dose and the specific points of application so that the expressions continue being a natural reflection of your own personality.