After the age of 18, all people start to develop mimic wrinkles. This is a natural process. When we squint in bright light, or express our emotions, wrinkles appear on our faces, which deepen over the years.
In modern cosmetology, there are several effective means to combat wrinkles: refill injections, laser treatment, plastic surgery. However, the most economical and effective method of treating mimic wrinkles is botulinum toxin injections.
BOTULINE TOXIN INJECTIONS
The botulinum toxin preparation is purified and diluted botulinum toxin A produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. The toxin causes a life-threatening disease of botulism.
To whom and in which cases is botulinum toxin injected?
Botulinum toxin has been used in neurology and ophthalmology for the treatment of muscle spasticity (eg eyelid spasms, post-paralytic spasticity treatment, eyelids, curvature) for over 15 years. During use, patients showed a reduction in wrinkles in the treated area. The effects of botulinum toxin were then used in the beauty world to treat hyperhidrosis and to smooth mimic wrinkles.
The best effect is achieved with botulinum toxin injections in people who have pronounced mimic or emotional wrinkles, usually between the ages of 30 and 60 years. This is true for both women and men.
If wrinkles are deeper or facial asymmetry needs to be corrected, botulinum toxin can also be combined with hyaluronic acid filler injections.
TREATMENT OF MINIMUM WRINKLES WITH BOTULIN TOXIN
- vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows at the base of the nose – “evil wrinkle”
- horizontal wrinkles on the forehead
- fine wrinkles around the eyes and corners – ‘chicken toes’
- fine wrinkles around the mouth – “smokers’ wrinkles”
- lines in the corners of the mouth – “puppet wrinkles”
LOCAL TREATMENT OF EXHIBITION
- excessive sweating of the armpits
- excessive sweating of the palms and soles of the feet
- Excessive sweating in another area (eg forehead)
- skin diseases related to sweating, e.g. treatment of dyshydrotic eczema and Hailey-Hailey disease
HOW BOTULINE TOXIN WORKS
The toxin causes paralysis in the injected muscle, blocking the transmission from the nerve to the muscle. The injected muscle weakens, is less active, and mimic wrinkles are smoothed out.
As a rule, there is no discomfort, but it is noticeable that it is no longer possible to “frown”. It is safe and does not harm the meat. Muscle atrophy does not follow as muscle blood supply remains normal. As a person uses less of his mimic muscles, the further aggravation of wrinkles is effectively inhibited.
When the toxin stops working, muscle function also returns. The antiperspirant effect is achieved by blocking the nerve fibers that control the work of the sweat glands.
IF URGENTLY BOTULIN TOXIC WORKS
The effect can be seen 7-14 days after the procedure, but gradually the result begins to appear as early as 3-4. during the day. After about a week, the muscle weakens and the mimic wrinkles become smoother or disappear. The patient does not feel any discomfort, but notices that he can no longer “frown”. It is safe and does not harm the meat. As a person uses less of his mimic muscles, the further aggravation of wrinkles is effectively inhibited.
The post-injection result is usually maintained for 3-6 months. If the patient wishes to repeat the procedure, the interval for further injections will increase as the mimic muscle becomes thinner over time and the patient will therefore use it less.
In general, patients respond very well to treatment and are satisfied with the result that changes their appearance.