Wrinkles can already occur in very young people. Such wrinkling is associated with live, animated facial expressions. Botox can be used as a preventive method of combating wrinkles. Its main purpose is to prevent the emergence of new wrinkles and “ ironing out” of existing wrinkles.
Carefully-dosed botox, injected into overactive face muscles relaxes them, and temporarily inhibits its activity i.e. blocks the release of a chemical substance – ‘acetylcholine’. The Botox preparation works only within the muscles to which was administered, while the adjacent muscles function as before.
The first effects are usually visible after 3-7 days. The total effects are visible after about 14 days, and last form 3 to 6 months. The advantage of the injecting the toxin, is that treatments with botox are repeatable, and at the same time, completely harmless. In the case of deep wrinkles and fixed wrinkles, it may be necessary to supplement the procedure by filling the wrinkles with dermal fillers. Botox can be combined with other methods of face lifting.
Injecting Botox is practically painless, because it is based on intramuscular or subcutaneous injection of very small amounts of botox, in different places where ‘mimic’ wrinkles arise.
- For 24 hours after the procedure, avoid rubbing and messaging the places injected with the botox.
- Gently clean your face, without rubbing it, in the evening of the day of the procedure
- Refrain from applying the make-up for 4 hours after the treatment
- Avoid strenuous physical exercise ( visit to the gym or fitness classes)
- Avoid pressure difference (flying by plane, diving) for 24 hours after the procedure
Selected possibilities of using Botox:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Frown wrinkles (So-called Lion’s wrinkle)
- “Crow’s feet” (wrinkles around the eyes)
- Lower eyelid wrinkles
- “Rabbit” nose
- Smoker’s lines (wrinkles around the mouth)
- Beard wrinkles (Cobble beard)