Botox helps to smooth out the wrinkles in your face
Botox injections allow the following treatments:
-Open the brow bone or perform a brow lift (1)
-Smooth the wrinkles of the lower eyelid (1)
-Reduce vertical wrinkles around the mouth (2)
-Enhance the outline of the lips (puppet wrinkles or sad corners of the mouth) (2)
-Correct a gummy smile (gums too apparent) (2)
-Redefining the line of the jaw by decreasing the volume of the muscle masseter (3) -Smooth the wrinkles of the neckline (4)
-Eliminate the bands (wrinkles) at the neck (4)
-Correct horizontal chin wrinkle (5)
-Smooth the orange peel on the chin (5)
-Soften wrinkles that appear on the sides of the nose during a smile. Raise the tip of the nose
Botulinum toxin is a substance that temporarily decreases muscle contraction by acting at the level of the neuromuscular junction (myorelaxing action). With respect to medical aesthetics, Dr. CARRUTHERS, an ophthalmologist in Canada, first saw that his patients treated with botulinum toxin had fewer wrinkles around the eye than others.
In 1990, a patient observer asked him to harmonize the other eye: this is how the aesthetic indication was born.
In practice, the most classic indications of botulinum toxin in the field of aesthetics concern inter-eyebrow wrinkles, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet wrinkles.
The use of botulinum toxin has revolutionized the treatment of the upper third of the face, significantly reducing surgical indications, more invasive.
What is the use of botox or botulinum toxin injections in aesthetic medicine?
The principle of botulinum toxin is the use of muscle relaxation properties of this product. It is not a filling. The goal most often sought is to reduce the action of the muscles located in the forehead and eyebrows, to reduce both horizontal wrinkles and vertical wrinkles caused by the contraction of these muscles. Such a use makes it possible to smooth the cutaneous reliefs, thus obtaining a rejuvenating effect by relaxation of the muscular tension as well as a preventive and protective effect against aging when the treatment is maintained in the long term.
What should you do before injections of botox or botulinum toxin?
No special preparation is necessary. On the day of the injection, you do not have to be fasting. For women, you should plan to come without makeup or remove it before the injections. It is very important to minimize the risk of bleeding from the treated areas by avoiding taking aspirin for the 15 days before the injections and the 15 days that follow them.
The injections are not painful, in the vast majority of cases no anesthesia is necessary. However, in some very sensitive patients, it is possible to use a superficial anesthetic cream such as Emla. The treatment will be done at the practitioner’s office or in a clinic according to the choice and habits of your doctor This treatment consists of a series of injections on the face. The needle is fine, and the injections are usually painless. The duration of the treatment is of the order of a few minutes.
What happens after botox or botulinum toxin injections?
During the two hours following the injections, it is recommended to you not to do an intensive sport and not to lie down. Facial manipulation or massage should also be avoided, as well as wearing a tight helmet / hat / hat within 24 hours of the session. Usually, the consequences of these injections are simple. Some marks a little swollen remain 20 to 30 minutes then disappear. Patients can resume their activities normally after the injections. The use of doses adapted to each case, depending in particular on the muscular power makes it possible to avoid the “frozen” aspect often feared by the patients (e) s. Anyway, in the aftermath of these injections, do not hesitate to contact your practitioner again if you have the slightest concern.
What result can you expect after Botox or botulinum toxin injections?
The result is an attenuation of the wrinkles with a conservation of small movements: it is obtained three to fifteen days after the injections. Effects: the results are visible after a few days but for about 15 days, the effects on the face can be variable (even asymmetrical at times) before finally stabilize. The result obtained after the first session lasts on average 3 to 6 months at the end of which, the injection can be renewed. The purpose of these injections is to bring improvement and not to achieve perfection. If your wishes are realistic, the result should give you a great satisfaction.
Les actes à visées esthétiques ont pour objectif de rendre plus heureux et de vous satisfaire dans des proportions réalistes. Il arrive cependant parfois que l’effet ainsi escompté ne soit pas atteint et que ces actes augmentent au contraire des troubles psychologiques pré-existants. Le vécu post-injection peut être extrêmement différent d’un patient à l’autre, et ce même avec un résultat esthétique comparable.
Frequency of injections of Botox
The injections should be done several times with intervals of 3 to 6 months in order to obtain a certain stability of the result. From the second injection, the results can be longer lasting (6 to 8 months). The injections should then be repeated every 3 to 6 months. It should be noted that, the action of the toxin remaining temporary, if one stops the injections even after several years of treatment, the treated muscles return to their normal function before the injections.
Injections of botulinum toxin or botox can be combined with other aesthetic medicine treatments such as mesotherapy and hyaluronic acid injections.
Here are the three areas most commonly treated with botulinum toxin or Botox.
–The forehead: The appearance of wrinkles in the forehead is due to the contraction of the frontal muscle. As you get older, this frontal muscle contraction increases and is responsible for the appearance of forehead wrinkles. Botox injection reduces the contraction of the frontal muscle and consequently wrinkles.
–The glabella or zone between the eyebrows: The wrinkles between the two eyebrows appear because of the repeated frowns due to the contraction of the procerative and corrugating muscles.
-Crow’s feet Wrinkles of the crow’s feet or outer corner of the eye are caused by repeated movements such as smiling, laughing or squinting. The contraction of the orbicularis muscle of the eye is responsible for the appearance of wrinkles and can be reduced by the injection of botulinum toxin. Sweating problems (hypersudation) can also be treated with botulinum toxin injections.