Botox – the most important questions and answers
Botulinum injection (called “Botox”) is a proven method of wrinkle treatment and has been used in cosmetic-aesthetic medicine for years. Next to hyaluron, it is the second most frequently used substance here. Botulinum is becoming increasingly popular as an anti-wrinkle agent because the treatment is quick and relatively painless.
What is botulinum toxin anyway?
These are highly effective preparations that are used not only to treat wrinkles, but also against excessive sweating and for migraines. The substance is a combination of proteins according to its structure, but a neurotoxin according to its effect. It is produced by different strains of bacteria. Properly used Botox is harmless – therefore entrust yourself for treatment only experienced hands..
Botulinum toxin was discovered as early as 1815. At the end of the 19th century, it was possible for the first time to isolate the Botox-forming bacteria. From the 1920s onward, ever larger quantities of the protein complex were obtained and, from the 1970s onward, it was used for various medical purposes. On the basis of the knowledge gained from this, botulinum toxin began its triumphal march in aesthetic medicine from the 1990s onwards. When doctors discovered that the substance prevents the exchange of signals between muscles and nerve endings, they had discovered an effective means of smoothing wrinkles. The dream of millions of people for wrinkle-free, smooth skin could now finally be realized. In neurology, Botox is successfully used to treat eyelid spasms or against torticollis..
How does it work and how is it administered?
Botox is injected into the skin where the unwanted wrinkles are located. From here, it travels through the bloodstream to the nerve endings of the muscles and binds to the membranes located in front of the nerve synapses. Because no more neurotransmitter (in this acetylcholine) is released, the transmission of excitation from the nerve endings to the muscles is now interrupted. Muscle contractions, which over time have led to the expression of wrinkles, are stopped. The muscles relax and the wrinkles smooth out. The effect lasts an average of half to three quarters of a year.
The treatment with the beauty miracle product is particularly suitable for wrinkles that are caused by strong stress on certain muscle groups in the face. These are the typical expression lines, which can vary greatly from person to person. While most of us suffer little from sympathetic laughter lines, many find their thinking wrinkle, which runs horizontally across the forehead, extremely disturbing. Often it even disturbs their self-confidence. Botox is also suitable for lip and neck wrinkles. Whether it is used here is decided by the treating physician after a thorough assessment. If a wrinkle reduction with botulinum toxin is carried out professionally, the affected person by no means loses his facial expression, as some fear. These fears are unfounded, if one turns to an experienced specialist..
Which wrinkles can be treated with botulinum toxin?
The treatment is suitable for
- the frown line on the forehead (vertical, usually pronounced wrinkle)
- thinker wrinkles on the forehead (transverse forehead wrinkles)
- laugh lines on the lateral edges of the eyes (crow’s feet)
- nose wrinkles
- lip wrinkles
- chin and neck wrinkles
- the typical “cobblestone chin” (chin furrow with cross folds)
What side effects can the fabric have?
Always users ask whether a treatment with botulinum toxin is dangerous. After all, we all know the images of rigid faces of Hollywood beauties that look disfigured as a result of improper beauty treatment. The emphasis here is on “improper”: if wrinkle treatment with Botox is performed correctly, it is not dangerous; only in rare cases do headaches occur. Therefore, it cannot be stressed enough how important it is to consult an experienced medical professional for the treatment. Especially before the first treatment with Botox, a thorough explanation is indispensable..
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