Botulinum toxin is used to correct the existing crow’s feet, fine lines around the eyes, on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the lips.
There is hardly anyone who has not heard of the efficiency that botulinum toxin has shown in plastic and aesthetic surgery. Many ophthalmological and neurological conditions are known to be successfully treated by it. Modern science and medical knowledge have joined their forces in aesthetic surgery showing more than exquisite results. Ipsen (the owner of the brand name Dysport) has manufactured a refined form of botulinum toxin of the type A. When small doses of it are injected into certain mimicking face muscles the conductivity of nerve impulses gets blocked relaxing the muscles themselves and preventing them from contracting, which makes the surrounding skin smooth tight and smooth. After the spots on the face are identified and marked botox is administered into the muscle with the finest needle. The procedure is virtually painless. The effects are visible within 2-3 days and last for 3-5 months. The procedure can be repeated after that.
Clinical studies have shown that the duration of the effects is prolonged with each subsequent administration; therefore, the frequency of the procedure decreases and the results get to be long-lasting. No local anesthetic is needed and the time of the entire procedure is approximately 15 minutes. The patients can resume their daily duties immediately after the procedure.
Temporary side-effects include redness of the area, swelling and in some rare cases, hematoma. The choice of a well-trained and skilled plastic surgeon is one of the ways how to avoid or minimize the side-effects. This procedure of wrinkle “flatening” represents an efficient and comfortable method of rejuvenation making it increasingly popular worldwide.