Botox or Dysport
Indications: Botulinum toxin
Botulinum toxin ( Botox – Dysport )
Botulinum toxin ( Botox ) is for wrinkles, an effective treatment of plastic surgery. The application of botox toxin either prevents the formation of wrinkles or treats their existence, mainly on the forehead, middle eyebrow and wrinkles around the eyes (goose foot) and neck. It can also be applied to the cheeks for aesthetic reasons. Specifically applied to the muscle massager to change the angles of the face.
Botox or Dysport is a simple, effective treatment and prevention process. It is a basic “weapon” of the plastic surgeon in the treatment of wrinkles on the forehead, middle eyebrow and “goose foot” (outer thorn, outer side of the eye). Wrinkles are created at different rates of speed and extent depending on the skin. The degree of sun exposure, heredity, smoking, the use of moisturizers and sunscreens play a key role. Depending on the case, the plastic surgeon in consultation with the person concerned, will decide if the procedure is necessary and in which places.
When to start Botox
In general, treatment with botox begins after the age of 30. It is recomended not to delay the start of treatment too long. It is the only substance to prevent the formation of wrinkles. If the wrinkles settle and become deep, then their treatment becomes different.
All the research that has been done on botulinum toxin, even 10 years in leading medical centers, states that it is completely safe without side effects.
Botulinum toxin is also used to fight disease, in larger quantities than those used by the plastic surgeon for aesthetic reasons. It is a painless treatment and the value for money is unique.
Use in pregnant women is not recommended as there are no studies on safe use during pregnancy. Furthermore, it is contraindicated in people suffering from diseases of the neuromuscular system such as Myasthenia Gravis or Eaton-Lambert syndrome.
Specialized Treatments with botulinum toxin
Other uses of Botox
In specialized cases, botox is used for other conditions such as migraines, symptomatic treatment of Bell’s palsy, facial asymmetry and neck bands. For many years now, it has been considered the treatment that is enjoyed more than any other by modern women and many men. In addition to application in the aesthetics of the face and neck, it is also used to reduce sweating (Hyperhidrosis), usually in the armpits, palms and soles.
In addition, its application is common in patients with paralysis of the facial nerve or its branches. In this case it aims to restore the symmetry of the face. It takes minimal time to apply the treatment (15΄-20΄) and it looks absolutely nothing as the needle we use is less than 30G in diameter.
Botulinum toxin: After application
What to do or not do after Botox
After the application we return immediately to our daily life. The restrictions are minimal and temporary. It is not desirable to lie down immediately after and for a period of 3 hours. Avoid heat sources such as hot baths, cooking and abstain from exercise for two days.
Each person has their own peculiarities and we do not apply the same units of medicine to everyone. Excellent knowledge of anatomy and training makes the Plastic Surgeon the right doctor to apply the treatment. The drug is a natural substance that you remove from a bacterium. The treatment aims to relax the expression muscles of the face and sometimes the neck. The action begins to appear in 2-3 days and the result is installed in about 10-14 days.
The duration of Botox
The duration of the effect of the treatment depends on the size of the muscles and the dilution made by the doctor. The botulinum toxin must be diluted with 2.5ml of saline to have the desired duration of 4-6 months. Depending on the doctor’s knowledge of anatomy, one can get a glowing skin without wrinkles but also a completely natural result without the face looking icy and expressionless.
Indicative Results of Treatments
- Treatment time
- 20 minutes
- Duration of effect
- 4-6 months