CORRECTION OF FACIAL WRINKLES WITH THE BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTIONS
Formation of wrinkles in some areas of the face is influenced by age, which affects the elastic properties of the skin as well as the activity of mimic facial muscles which depends on individual anatomy of the person. Constantly repeating and excessive activity of muscles, continuous tension of muscles is a factor that provokes the development of wrinkles. As the years go by, the wrinkles are getting deeper and become more visible. Injections of botulinum toxin can stave off the processes of aging of the face. It’s a fast, safe and effective method to fool the mother nature without any surgical interventions.
WHAT IS BOTULINUM TOXIN
Botulinum toxin is a medicinal preparation, first applied in the treatment of neurological diseases. For correction of mimic wrinkles, it was applied in 1992. At present, it’s widely used in aesthetic medicine. Botulinum toxin is an agent which affects the nerve endings of the cells located in the muscles. Its action manifests with chemical denervation, in the result of which a partial paralysis of a specific muscle occurs for a limited period. The muscle relaxes, becomes immobile.
THE COURSE OF THE PROCEDURE
Botulinum toxin injection is a fast and nearly painless procedure. The extremely thin needle is used to inject a precisely calculated amount of the preparation into the muscles. 6 to 15 injections can be performed into different points of the face. It depends on what facial wrinkles do we want to affect with the preparation. Duration of the procedure is 15 to 20 minutes.
THE EFFECT OF BOTULINUM TOXIN
Botulinum toxin relaxes muscles at the location of injection. The muscle becomes immobile. As a result, small facial wrinkles get straightened out completely, deep wrinkles are reduced, become less noticeable. At the same time, a formation of the new wrinkles is stopped.
The result after botulinum toxin injection is not felt immediately. The effect manifests in several days and remains from 3 to 6 months. The outcome depends on the dose injected and the strength of the mimic muscles of the face.