Botulinum toxin type A or Botulinum toxin is a protein produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. Allergan’s Botulinum Toxin and Ipsen’s Dysport are two approved products currently on the Greek Market. The most popular use of Botulinum toxin today is in the field of medicine and anti-aging aesthetics. It causes the muscles to be relaxed where they are injected, resulting in their non-contraction eliminating this way the wrinkles of expression. It is used for injections and inhibits muscle contraction without damaging muscle or nerve fibers. It is mainly intended for wrinkles in the frontal area, and for the wrinkles around the eyes (called goose’s foot). It can also be used in cases of hyperhidrosis in the armpits, hands and soles as well as in the treatment of eyelid spasm, spastic paralysis and migraine.
There is no specific age, but one indication that someone needs such treatment is that the wrinkles are distinct in a state of calm.
2 or 3 days after the application the drug begins to act. After two weeks the treatment reaches its maximum effect.
For 48 hours the patient should not be exposed to excessive heat. Also, for 4 hours the area should not be scrubbed and the patient should not bent over or recline.
Initially, the effect lasts about 4-6 months but after systemic treatment the duration of the effect usually increases.
There are no possible complications except the appearance of bruises which will disappear within a few days.
Of course he/she will be able. This treatment freezes certain muscles so that the face looks relaxed and youthful without being inexpressible.
No anyone can get Botox as many times as he/she wants and whenever he/she wants within the recommended intervals. However, if done only once, the results will only be visible for the duration of the drug’s action. If however the patient chooses to do it more frequently then there will be a noticeable difference in wrinkles and the intervals between treatments will possibly increase.