Purified botulinum toxin type A is injected thus causing blocking of selective nervous impulses to the muscles. Treatment with botulinum toxin is used in cosmetic surgery to remove wrinkles caused by mimic muscle contraction, to smooth or eliminate wrinkles between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles and Crow's feet and if desired an elevation of the eyebrows.
When it is recommended
The use of botulinum toxin is recommended in the following cases:
- Forehead furrows
- Wrinkles and glabellar furrows between the eyebrows
- Non-surgical eyebrow lift
- Crow's feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Reduction or disappearance of wrinkles in 5 to 7 days with full effect after 15 days. This improvement typically lasts about 4 to 6/8 months with a gradual fading of the effect. N.B. Hyperhidrosis lasts as long.
This outpatient treatment is performed without any need for anesthesia and lasts 10 to 15 minutes. Botulinum toxin is injected with a tiny needle into mimic muscles, namely those originating the typical expression lines. There is no down time or recovery time for botulinum toxin injections and normal activities may be resumed immediately.
No post-operative treatment is needed; it is just necessary to avoid any pressure and friction on the injection area for the first few hours.
Possible risks and complications:
Any ailments such as aching, heaviness, erythema and nausea are rare (1.5 percent) and disappear within a few hours. Occasionally eyelids bruising can appear, which tend to disappear within 5 to 7 days.
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