Currently, Botox is a great success and has become one of the most requested cosmetic treatments. Over 30 years ago botox was already used as a treatment to correct eye problems such as strabismus and it was on one of those consultations, where the use of botulinum toxin to remove wrinkles and fine lines was discovered. In 1987, a Canadian ophthalmologist, Jean Carruther, applied botox to one of her patients in order to solve a contraction of an eyelid and the result was impressive, because, as well as ending the problem, it removed the wrinkles that form between the eyebrows and the crow's feet. Today women are more concerned about their physical appearance and more interested in rejuvenation through this technique, but it's no secret that more and more men claim such services.
Botox is a simple and painless medical treatment which involves the application of botulinum toxin micro-injections in certain muscles in order to relax them and to ensure that the contraction decreases and the wrinkles and expression lines disappear. Botox is a practically painless and non-surgical treatment whose best known aesthetic use is to minimize the presence of dynamic wrinkles that appear on the face, and which has become fashionable thanks to a large number of famous people, mainly from the film and fashion industries.
The Botox’s range of action is wide and its applications are varied. Among them, we can highlight:
- Treatment of facial wrinkles
- Treatment of hyperhidrosis
- Focal dystonias (blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, cervical dystonia, oromandibular dystonia, laryngeal dystonia or spasmodic dysphonia...)
- Spasticity (specifically, in the spasticity present in patients with cerebral palsy)
- Finally, it is interesting that some types of migraines benefit from the use of Botox.
The results of the treatment of wrinkles with Botox are very beneficial since it decreases and delays the wrinkles of expression that develop over time without changing the natural expression of the face or its harmony. The best results of this technique are obtained in the age group of people between 30 and 50, because as well as correcting the most visible existing creases, it prevents the formation of new facial furrows. The first effects can be seen after two or three days but the full results will be visible two weeks after the application.
The effects of this procedure are temporary and therefore reversible, with a duration ranging approximately between 4 and 6 months.
Botox ® can be combined with other facial rejuvenation techniques to achieve more complete results, like for example:
- Fractional CO2 Laser
- Pulsed Light
- Bioplasty or facial fillers
Currently there are different botulinum toxins available on the market: Botox ® Vistabel ®, Azzalure ®, Bocouture ® with different presentations, effects and duration.