Botulinum toxin is a drug whose main active component is the neurotoxin complex of botulinum toxin type A. In the laboratory, this neurotoxin is synthesized from botulinum clostridia. When a neurotoxin enters the muscles, impulse transmission through nerve fibers is blocked. At the same time certain muscle groups relax, while others stretch. If Botulinum toxin is inserted in the correct points, you can easily get rid of wrinkles and skin folds.
Botulinum toxin for frown wrinkles:
The drug is injected into the appropriate muscles, which are responsible for the formation of wrinkles. To determine the injection site, the patient should frown. The effect of the drug can be noticed in 2-7 days. The positive effect lasts an average of 3-6 months. To maintain the clinical effect after this period, it is recommended to perform repeated anti-aging injections. Each patient needs an individual approach, taking into account the type of skin and age.
Botulinum toxin injections under the eyes:
Presently, Botulinum toxin injections are the most efficient way to get rid of “crow’s feet.” No cosmetic products in their effectiveness can be compared to the effect that can be obtained after the injection of this drug.
For the appearance of mimic wrinkles in the eye region the circular muscle is responsible, which is especially strongly stretched with a smile. With the age the skin is getting restored less and less, becomes dry and covered with fine wrinkles. When Botulinum toxin is injected into the lateral region of the circular eye muscle, this zone is getting relaxed. At the same time the facial expression is not broken, the patient blinks comfortably, as well as close-open eyelids, but the skin is smoothed, which contributes to the disappearance of wrinkles. The clinical effect lasts about 4-6 months, but after this time the injection needs to be repeated.
It should be noted that it is recommended immediately after the procedure to keep an upright position, and not recommended to steam the skin or apply the cream on the skin around the eyes.
Botulinum toxin in the armpits:
Highly effective way to combat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is the injection of Botulinum toxin, because this drug blocks the impulses coming from the nerve fibers to the glands responsible for sweating. In this case, the glands cease to function for a certain period of time. Before the manipulation it is necessary to determine the location of sweat glands and the level of their activity, as well as the areas of future injections and the dose of the drug to be injected. With excessive sensitivity in the armpits, a special anesthetic cream can be used.
Within two weeks the sweating ceases completely, so it can be argued that treating hyperhidrosis with Botulinum toxin is quite effective and does not require significant effort. Since the positive result persists for almost half a year, it is sufficient to conduct one procedure a year before the summer period.
Contraindications to Botulinum toxin:
It is not recommended to inject Botulinum toxin for women during pregnancy and lactation, with myasthenia gravis and bleeding disorders. In the presence of hernial protrusions in the lower eyelids, the doctor should assess the patient’s condition and determine the expediency of the procedure. The site of administration and dosage should be determined individually.
After the procedure patients are getting younger, acquire beauty and attractiveness. Botulinum toxin helps to find not only beauty, but also health.
Botulinum toxin injections are used not only for cosmetic purposes. With the introduction of the drug, you can save a person from such diseases as:
- hyperhidrosis of axillary basins and palms.
- multiple sclerosis.
- symptoms of craniocerebral trauma.
- disorders of urination.
- diseases of the brain and spinal cord.
All these diseases require muscle relaxation, and Botulinum toxin injections in these cases are irreplaceable helpers. Specialists from all over the world are developing innovative methods for treating diseases with the help of botox.