- Treatment Botox Therapy
- Doctor Dr Rosmy Barrios
- Category Premium Aesthetic Treatments
What Is Botulinum Toxin (Botox)?
Botox Therapy is the one of the most wanted treatments. Botox is a natural protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria and obtained by in vitro extraction from the same bacteria. There are 8 subtypes of botulinum toxin and aesthetic experts are using two of them in medicine worldwide since the ‘80s to treat different types of ophthalmic and neurological disorders. In aesthetic medicine, botox is a great solution in reducing the activity of mimic musculature and to treat wrinkles.
The therapy in practice:
Botox is an ideal treatment for the correction of facial features. Also, it represents the first line of defense against wrinkles. Ageing is causing these fine lines, loose skin, and muscles. A Botox treatment is a safe and effective method for the removal of wrinkles as well as the prevention of new ones. Its application blocks the contractions of muscles responsible for the appearance of wrinkles.
How Does Botox Work?
Botulinum toxin inhibits the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine into the synaptic cleft and its subsequent binding to nicotine receptors on the postsynaptic membrane. Of course, this is blocking muscle contraction.
Botulinum toxin has been successfully used in aesthetic procedures as it is very safe and there is no possibility of it entering the bloodstream through diffusion and hence causing side-effects. The results are visible within two or three days from the treatment.
Botulinum toxin is injected subcutaneously into mimic muscles. Furthermore, that includes muscle frontalis, muscle temporalis (migraines), muscle orbicularis oculi, muscle glabellae, and muscle orbicularis oris. Also, it causes muscle paralysis, or an inability of the muscle to contract and over time, it smoothes out static wrinkles. A combination with hyaluronic fillers provides an instant effect.
What can you expect?
The first effects of the application are visible as soon as 3 to 4 days after the treatment. The full effect of the procedure will become visible when the person stops being able to contract mimic muscles (after 7-10 days). The effect of Botox lasts for 6-8 months. Doctors are not recommending exposure to sunlight, use of corticosteroid creams at the location of Botox application, and tanning in tanning salons. Also, frequent sauna visit, and extreme cardio workouts can all speed up the process of Botox decomposing.