Botulinum toxin (Botox °, Dysport °, Azzalure, Vistabel ° …) treats facial expression wrinkles by decreasing the action of the muscles that create them. It does not fill wrinkles like fillings but relaxes the skin muscles in the treated areas. In this article, we will tell you more about botox injection, the principle of this aesthetic method, its price, contraindications, the duration of treatment, …
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At the forehead, the only solution for releasing the frontal muscle was its surgical section during facelifts or endoscopy. In aesthetic medicine, botulinum toxin injected directly into these muscles gives the same result, while maintaining sufficient mobility to satisfy the expressiveness of the face. Even if you have the impression of tense skin, it is actually the relaxation of the skin muscle that removes wrinkles.
It has been used for a long time (Botox °, Dysport °) to treat spasms of the eyelids, face or neck. In comparison, doses of botulinum toxin used in aesthetic medicine against wrinkles and fine lines are very low.
These are a few tiny injections a few millimeters deep, spread over the frontal or inter-eyebrow muscle muscles and also on the muscles creating crow’s feet wrinkles. It is also possible to raise the tail of the eyebrow if it is attracted to the bottom. The needles used are very thin, so the injection of botox is almost painless.
(Notice: Botox ° is a brand of botulinum toxin for neurological use that was widely used in the early days.Boxox is a term often used by misnomer.)
Small bruises may appear but rarely. In the following week, it is possible to feel tugging of the forehead or feeling tension. Mobility is decreased but not fixed if the doses are light. Some transient headache-type reactions have been described. Poorly injected by an untrained practitioner, botulinum toxin can then temporarily paralyze unwanted muscles in the face (drooping eyelid, embarrassment to smile, eyebrows too high or too low …).
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After 4 to 6 days, the effects of the toxin are visible: spontaneous smoothing of the upper half of the face. The forehead is smooth, loses its stern and sad character. The folds of the crow’s feet are very diminished. At first, the effect of the injections decreases gradually after 4 months. By renewing the session without waiting too long, it is usual to obtain (after 3 sessions) results lasting 6 to 7 months or longer. There is no paralysis or muscular destruction that sets in but, quite often, we lose the habit of frowning in these areas.