Wrinkle removal with the use of Botox
Wrinkles develop due to facial muscle contractions, gradually becoming deeper and, with time, permanent. By injecting small doses of a special product of botulinum toxin type A into specific facial muscles, a selective blockade of these muscles is achieved. The muscles relax, and the skin above them softens and loses its wrinkles. Since the surrounding muscles remain functional, the face keeps its normal mimic and expression. For the patient, the procedure is simple and relatively painless; depending on the number of treated regions, it takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes. But the application of this product requires not only a good knowledge of anatomy and pharmacokinetics, but also of the possible side effects and complications. The clinical effect becomes visible 1 to 3 days post treatment, although in some patients a longer period (7 to 12 days) is needed. The effect, however, is not permanent, and gradually disappears after 4 to 6 months.