Botulinum toxin is commonly called botulism, is used to reduce facial wrinkles, those that occur during permanent work of facial muscles, as well as for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. In aesthetic medicine we use botulinum toxin type A.
It is a purified protein produced by strains of the isolated bacteria Clostridium botulinum in laboratory conditions. The action of botulinum toxin is to block neuromuscular transduction.
Blocked nerve fiber is subject to the process, which lasts about 3-6 months. After this time, the therapeutic effect of botulinum toxin passes.
In aesthetic medicine operates with low, precisely calculated doses, which means that the treatment is safe.
Indications for botulinum toxin are facial wrinkles that are associated with live facial expressions:
- between the eyebrows
- transverse forehead wrinkles
- wrinkles around the eyes
- lower eyelid wrinkles
- wrinkles on the chin
- wrinkles on the neck