Botulinum toxin injections
What is botulinum toxin?
Botulinum toxin is a drug that has been used in medicine for more than 20 years. It was initially used in neurology and ophthalmology to treat muscular disorders. Since then, its indications have multiplied; it is not only used for cosmetic purposes, but also in other medical disciplines.
Treatment of wrinkles
In cosmetic medicine, botulinum toxin is injected into the facial muscles responsible for what we call expression lines (or dynamic wrinkles).
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the contraction of certain muscles, particularly in the upper part of the face, like frown lines, wrinkles to the forehead and crow’s feet.
The injections cause a temporary relaxation of the targeted muscles, after which the skin becomes smoother and the wrinkles fade. The injections are not painful, and no anaesthetic is required.
The effect is apparent after several days and lasts between 4 to 6 months on average. After this, it diminishes and the muscles begin to move as normal again. The injections must be repeated for a long-lasting effect.
The effect of botulinum toxin treatment in the upper part of the face is very natural, giving back a shine to the eyes and resulting in a more relaxed expression. These injections not only treat wrinkles but also correct negative expressions such as severity or sorrow in people who do not, in fact, feel the way their expressions might suggest.
Botulinum toxin injections can be combined with hyaluronic acid injections to produce a natural and balanced correction to the entire face.
Treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the armpits can be treated effectively using subcutaneous injections.
Botulinum toxin slows down the secretion of sweat for 6 to 12 months. Having an injection in spring is recommended in order to prevent excessive sweating during the hottest months of the year.
Hyperhidrosis can have multiple causes It is therefore necessary to clarify whether there is a metabolic cause behind it (thyroid problems among other things).