Botulinum Toxin ("Botox")
What is it for?
- Reduces the wrinkles caused by contractions of the facial muscles, frown lines, allows raising the eyebrows and correcting facial asymmetries (facial paralysis sequelae)
What does it mean?
- Botulinum toxin type A, better known as BOTOX® (one of the trade names), temporarily paralyzes the muscles responsible for the lines and wrinkles of facial expression, allowing the skin to recover from years of contractions and a furrowed forehead
Other procedures that can be associated
- Depending on the region of the face, it can be supplemented with a filler (hyaluronic acid)
Type of anaesthesia
- None or topical anaesthetic cream
Does not require hospitalization
- It does not require recovery time. Some patients experience a mild headache during the first week
Most frequent problems and risks
- If overdose, lack of facial expression, asymmetry, drooping eyelid
- The effect appears only after three to four days, with a duration of four to six months. When the treatment is not repeated, the original muscle movement returns spontaneously