Botulinum toxin or botox is a substance that helps us to temporarily eliminate wrinkles or expression lines that appear over the years.
This substance will help us to paralyze the muscle preventing it from contracting.
The application of Botox in aesthetic medicine is through small injections that are usually applied in very specific areas.
Microinjections are applied directly into the muscle, the first results can be seen within the first 48 to 72 hours and the maximum results are noticeable 15 days after applying the substance.
Botox is usually applied in the areas of greater facial movement, commonly in the upper area of the face, the forehead, between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, corners of the lips and many times it can be used in the wrinkles of the nose that are produced when we laugh.
Although it is a non-surgical procedure, there are indications to follow during the first 24 hours:
– Avoid touching the area where the toxin was applied.
– Do not go to swimming pools or saunas since you could diminish the effects.
– Do not do physical exercise.
– Do not lie horizontally for at least the first 4 hours.
The best candidate is the person who wants to improve the appearance of their face, it is recommended for patients 30 years of age and older.
Local anesthesia can be used by applying 10 to 15 minutes before the procedure directly on the area to be treated.
The application of botox is quick, it can take from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the areas to be treated.
The effect can last from 4 to 6 months approximately, depending on the patient's metabolism.
Anesthesia: Local anesthesia with sedation
Surgery Time: 20 minutes
Resting time: 1 day