Botox® / Botulinum toxin
The botulinum toxin : Where Botox® is injected, it relaxes the underlying muscle, diminishing the wrinkling effect and results in a more refreshed, smoother look.
The use of Botox® may help prevent deep wrinkles in the long-term by "re-educating" muscles not to make unwanted wrinkle-inducing movements. The Botox® remains the most effective treatment for forehead wrinkles, laughter lines and frown lines. It is also very effective for decreasing excessive sweating.
The botox® now licensed for cosmetic use by the Food and Drug Administration (the FDA) since 2003. The injections are done without anaesthesia. Muscle relaxation is not immediate and the muscle-weakening effect becomes apparent in the first 3 to 8 days after treatment, usually reaching its maximum at about day 15. It lasts from 4 to 6 months for the wrinkles and 7 to 12 months for the sweating!!.
Botox® can be combined with fillers injections.
No anaesthetic. Time off work : 0 days.
Last update : 16/10/2015