Botox injections are a completely safe and effective treatment with a wide range of anti-wrinkle applications. The treatment consists in administering a small dose of botulinum toxin to selected places on the face, thanks to which we eliminate problems caused by muscle contraction.
Every day, when we smile or frown, our facial muscles contract. The result is skin folds that cause wrinkles. Over the years, these wrinkles become more and more visible. Botulinum toxin comes to our aid in the elimination of problems caused by muscle contractions, i.e. wrinkles. This preparation effectively smoothes mimic wrinkles and restores youth and "fresh" appearance to the face.
The action of botox
Botulinum toxin blocks the passage of stimuli from the nerves to the facial muscles, which are closely related to the lines of facial expression. It only works in the muscles into which it is injected, preventing them from contracting and preventing the skin from wrinkling, thereby relaxing the muscles and the skin above them. The effect of the toxin appears gradually and the function of the neuromuscular endings is restored after about 4-6 months. As a result of the action of botulinum toxin, the facial expression does not change, while the wrinkles disappear. Botox treatment in a professional beauty salon does not freeze facial expressions!
What is the treatment
The preparation containing botulinum toxin (Botox, Bocouture, Dysport, Azzalure, botulax, meditoxin) is injected into several places on the face using a disposable syringe equipped with a very fine needle. During the botox treatment, the patient should be in a sitting position. The procedure takes about 5-10 minutes depending on the number of places to be treated. The preparation starts working after 2-3 days after injection, and the full effect of the treatment may be visible up to 10-14 days.
What areas is the treatment performed on
Botulinum toxin is used to remove the so-called crow's feet or wrinkles at the outer corners of the eyes, wrinkles between the eyebrows, the so-called lion's wrinkles, horizontal lines on the forehead or laugh lines between the eyes. This preparation is also increasingly used to smooth the lines of the neck and raise the eyebrows to give them a younger look and soften the expression of the eyes.