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.
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 removes facial wrinkles, which include: crow’s feet, between the eyebrows and transverse forehead wrinkles, diagonal crease at the base of the nose, tiny wrinkles on the chin and so-called "smoker's lines" on the upper lip.
Depending on the indications it also gives the effect of lifting lip corners, eyebrows and forehead and raising the drooping eyelids.
Botulinum toxin starts to work after 2-3 days after injection but the final effect is visible after around a week and it lasts till 6 months. After further treatments results can last significantly longer. The results are visible both for young people, where wrinkles are not deep and often are completely eliminated, as well as for more mature patients, where significant reduction of the existing ones and prevention for the new ones to appear occurs. The face looks natural and its expression is softened.
Complete removal of deep wrinkles may require supplementary treatment as filling them with hyaluronic acid. Botox can be combined with other methods of face lifting.