BOTULINUM TOXIN (BOTOX)
What is botulinum toxin?
It is a toxin produced by Clostridium Botulinum. In muscle paralysis, once the toxin has been administered in very small doses, it can treat abnormal muscle contractions as spasmodic torticollis (tightening of the muscles of the neck), blepharospasm (forceful contraction of the eyelids), strabismus, etc. Not only is it successful in treating these and other conditions, but it appears that could also be used to prevent muscle action of those that produce cutaneous expression wrinkles. The Health Department has approved and authorized its use for this purpose in February 2004. Type A botulinum toxin is more commonly known as Botox. This is only the original brand already on the market, as there are other brands available such as: SIAX, Vistabel®, Dysport®, Azzalure®, etc…
How is it applied?
Botulinum toxin is injected directly into the muscles that will be paralyzed. This dosage must be diluted and injected into each area to be treated using a very fine needle.
What are its different applications in our clinic?
- Elimination of expression lines
– Skin degeneration (crow’s feet)
– Nasal (bonnie lines)
– Brow Lift
- Treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Treatment of Migraine
- Rhinoplasty shaping without surgery
- Gummy Smile Treatment
- Neck Rejuvenation
- Elevation lip corners
What are the effects?
Botulinum toxin does not produce an immediate effect on the muscles that are going to be paralyzed. Its effect begins to show after 3 to 4 days and it reaches its full effect around 7 to 15 days after the injection.