The use of Botulinum toxin or Botox is a wonderful method for the correction of wrinkles in the upper third of the face (periocular, eyebrows, forehead…), achieving the expression of a more relaxed and youthful look. Botox infiltration is a technique that has been used in the US for many years, with exceptional results.
Botox is a drug consisting of a purified protein that infiltrates the skin in order to remove wrinkles from the facial expression. Botox is not a filling material, which means that it does not eliminate wrinkles by providing volume, but acts directly on the face muscles, relaxing them. This function allows you to selectively improve the unwanted wrinkles; it is a reversible action. Therefore, it can be considered a TEMPORARY MUSCLE RELAXANT. This allows us to remove wrinkles without changing the natural expression of the face.
The treatment consists in infiltrating the product in specific points of the muscles of the upper third of the face through a fine injection, and it manages to block nerve transmission that contracts the muscles when gesturing. In general, since very small doses of the product are inoculated in each application, this treatment has usually no side effects. However, sometimes a small hematoma may occur at the point of application that can be corrected by makeup and usually lasts a few hours. We can perform combined treatments, such as Botox combined with hyaluronic acid filler and Botox combined with hydroxide acids peeling. On the one hand, Botox will erase the wrinkles that occur with gestures, while preventing new skin folds, and on the other hand, the fillers or peeling will eliminate the existing facial folds, especially those located around the eyes, mouth or deep frown lines or forehead.
TYPE OF INTERVENTION: Treatment
TYPE OF ANESTHESIA: Local
AVERAGE SURGICAL TIME: 1-30 min (depending on the affected area)
AVERAGE HOSPITALIZATION TIME: Not required
AVERAGE POST-DISCHARGE RECOVERY TIME: Not required
LEVEL OF SATISFACTION: Very high
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