Botox was introduced in the late 1980s by ophthalmologists to treat disorders of muscle contraction. It was approved by the Cosmetics FDA in 2002, helping millions of patients to get rid of face wrinkles. Nowadays, botox is being used for treatments associated with eye’s muscle spasms, problems with eye coordination, excessive sweating, bruxism treatment and as anti-aging treatment for crow's feet, wrinkles between the eyebrows and for forehead wrinkles removal.
Botox is the most popular, safe and reliable method of reducing wrinkles (over 20 years of experience) used in aesthetic medicine. Botox is a natural preparation in the form of purified botulinum toxin. A small dose injected into the skin causes paralysis of facial muscles, which are responsible for wrinkles that appear during the process of aging or caused by facial expressions. While relaxing the muscles, botox prevents skin’s wrinkling and folding, allowing you to achieve a youthful appearance. Dose dispensed for cosmetic purposes is selected individually and completely safe. The advantage of botox is that it works only on those muscles, where it was injected, while other muscles are functioning as before. After the procedure face expression does not change, while wrinkles are partially or completely gone.
Excessive sweating is a common problem for active people. Wet hands or tears of sweat on forehead can ruin our personal and business relations. Botulinum toxin is a method that gives fast-results, long-term efficacy and results in a significant improvement in patient’s life quality. Using a very fine needle, doctor injects a small amount of solution of botulinum toxin in 10-15 places distant from each other by approximately 1cm. evenly covering the entire treated area. After injection, preparation blocks nerves action that supply the exocrine glands. This prevents sweat to release. Blocking the nerves under botulinum toxin lasts from 6 to 12 weeks. After that period, new nerves are being formed, replacing the previously blocked ones. That means that the treatment result lasts for few months but eventually disappears.
Bruxism is a type of disease associated with sleep disorders. It usually occurs at night, although the symptoms can also be noticed during the day. Sick patients are usually the ones with hypersensitivity to stress, diagnosed with increased nervous tension. Bruxism is also associated with malocclusion and mastication muscle disorder. If left untreated, bruxism can lead to severe malocclusion and other health problems.