Botox injections reversibly block the transmission of nerve impulses to the facial muscles. This leads to smoothing of expression lines.
Botox injections are one of the most effective means of preventing mimic wrinkles. It is one of the most studied and safest injectables used in aesthetic medicine. Of course, this is true if several prerequisites are met:
- injections are performed in a clinic with a medical license
- injections are performed by a doctor with a completed medical degree, who has been trained in these techniques and has clinical experience
- the original drug is used, purchased from an authorized distributor in compliance with the cold chain of transportation and storage
Botox preparations began to be used in medicine in the 80s. Studying the effect of Botox in blepharospasm and strabismus, scientists have suggested its effectiveness in cosmetic problems. This is how the use of drugs for the correction of mimic wrinkles, facial asymmetry, correction of facial contours, hyperhidrosis, etc. began. For more than 30 years of experience in medicine and cosmetology, botulinum toxin preparations have not lost their popularity. The range of indications is expanding every year. Today they even use it for migraines. In part, this fact supports the safety of these drugs. The three most popular drugs are Botox (Allergan, USA), its analogue Dysport (Ipsen, France) and Xeomin (Merz, Germany). Injections should only be performed by a doctor who has a training certificate from manufacturers.
Causes of wrinkles on the face and neck
Of course, the main reason for the appearance of wrinkles is the natural aging of the skin. With age, the skin loses its firmness and elasticity, and active contraction of the facial muscles contributes to the formation of wrinkles on the forehead, lips and eyes.
Expression lines are caused by facial expressions. Facial muscles expressing our emotions on the face lead to the formation of skin folds. Expression wrinkles appear only during facial expressions and disappear without a trace when the facial muscles are relaxed. It should be noted that facial wrinkles can appear at a young age.
If you do not take any measures to eliminate them, they soon become deeper and in the future it turns out to be much more difficult to eliminate them. This is due to the fact that changes occur in the skin and mimic wrinkles, which appeared only during facial expressions, turn into static wrinkles, which are noticeable in the absence of facial expressions.
Static wrinkles are visible in the absence of facial expressions. Static wrinkles on the forehead are the result of pronounced facial expressions and skin aging. Static wrinkles are anatomical changes in the skin and are not smoothed when relaxed.
If botulinum toxin is enough to correct mimic wrinkles, then laser procedures and fillers are used to correct static wrinkles.
The effect of Botox is due to blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles. By interacting with neuronal receptors, botulinum toxin blocks the nerve endings that contact the muscle, causing it to contract. As a result, muscles do not receive signals from nerve cells and do not respond to nerve impulses. Relaxing the muscles leads to smoothing of wrinkles. Therefore, botulinum toxin injections are not only a treatment, but also a prevention of the appearance of wrinkles in the future. The effect lasts from 4 to 8 months.
- horizontal forehead wrinkles
- brow wrinkles
- wrinkles in the outer corners of the eyes (crow's feet)
- wrinkles on the wings and bridge of the nose
- drooping eyebrows
- hyperhidrosis (increased sweating of the armpits, feet, palms).
When we frown, eyebrow lines form. Probably itsome of the most unaesthetic wrinkles that cannot be attributed to harmonious aging. If there is an anatomical tendency to form this type of wrinkles, then botulinum therapy is strongly recommended in order to prevent their formation. This can be combined with botulinum therapy for horizontal forehead wrinkles.
Mesobotox in the crow's feet
Pronounced facial expressions form wrinkles in the eye area, the so-called "crow's feet". To prevent the formation of static wrinkles in the eye area, the method of introducing botulinum toxin mesobotox is used. Small doses under the eyes prevent excessive muscle contraction and prevent the formation of wrinkles.
Hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, is one of the indications for botulinum therapy, which has a radical and safe effect on this problem. Botulinum toxin blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the sweat glands and reduces perspiration for a period of up to 6-8 months. With hyperhidrosis, botulinum toxin is injected into the armpits, into the area of the palms and feet. Local anesthesia may be used prior to the procedure to reduce discomfort during injections. The effect develops within one to two weeks.
Correction of hyperhidrosis on the legs, in addition to eliminating the unpleasant odor, allows to solve the problem of fungal lesions of the skin of the feet, which is often a concomitant pathology in case of hyperhidrosis of the feet.
- lactation period;
- oncological diseases;
- individual intolerance to the components of the drug;
- neuromuscular pathologies;
- local inflammation in the area of the planned botox injection;
- hemophilia (bleeding disorder);
- taking antibiotics, anticoagulants;
- pronounced hernias of the upper and lower eyelids.
In general, Botox injections are tolerated by both men and women quite easily, and do not cause serious complications. Still, there are cases of the following side effects:
- drooping eyelids or eyebrows;
- edema, if associated with injections;
- discomfort, redness, or pain at the injection site;
- visual impairment;
- muscle numbness;
- allergic reactions to drugs.
Recommendations after the procedure
- on the day of the procedure, be in an upright position, do not sleep face down for 4 hours;
- to avoid infection, do not touch the injection site of Botox, do not take a hot bath for several days, do not go to the sauna;
- do not drink alcohol for several days after the injection;
- avoid driving a vehicle on the day of the procedure (preferably);
- on the day of the procedure and the next day, do not use decorative cosmetics at the injection site.
You will receive more detailed recommendations during the consultation and immediately after the procedure. This will avoid surprises and surprises.
Prices for botulinum toxin injections, Kiev
|Botox, for 1U||190 UAH||from 45 min.|
|Xeomin, for 1U||145 UAH||from 45 min.|
|Dysport, for 1U||60 UAH||from 45 min.|
* the price for the procedure is calculated by the number of units.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How many procedures will you need?
One procedure is enough. After three weeks, you need to come for a consultation. If necessary, we will carry out a correction. We are waiting for you for a consultation at the Venus Clinic.
How much does the correction cost?
Correction is free of charge.
Are you fixing overcorrection?
Yes, in our clinic we eliminate the overcorrection of botulinum therapy. With overcorrection, drooping of the eyelids (ptosis), asymmetry of the eyebrows or face can be observed. Considering that the effect of botulinum toxins is long-term and can last from 4 to 6 months, the results of overcorrection can cause long-term discomfort.
To reduce the signs of overcorrection, hardware techniques are used that reduce further diffusion and interaction of botulinum toxin with nerve endings.
For this purpose, we use RF impact. The monopolar technique with temperature control allows the tissue to be heated up to the muscle layer. An increase in temperature to 40-42 ° C improves blood circulation and metabolic processes in tissues. This promotes enhanced excretion of botulinum toxin, and also increases metabolic processes, contributing to the rapid restoration of the work of nerve endings. Thanks to this, neurons acquire the ability to control muscle tone, restoring facial expressions.
The Wavemed Radiofrequency Facial Tightening (RF-lifting) system presented in our clinic has a high power up to 300 W. This allows the tissue to be deeply heated. For warming up, radio frequency currents are used, which are safe for the body. To protect the tissues, the system dynamically monitors the patient's skin temperature and automatically adjusts the power to avoid side effects and for the comfort of the procedure. You can find more details in the section Radiofrequency Facial Tightening.
Microcurrent therapy uses electrical currents of a special frequency, which are hardly felt by the patient. The procedure is comfortable without unpleasant sensations. Exposure to microcurrents activates neurons. It is a kind of physical exercise for neurons and muscles. As a result, we get a double effect: an increase in muscle tone and stimulation of the work of nerve endings, which were "turned off" by botulinum toxin. Strengthening muscle tone leads to quick results - increasing tone reduces asymmetry or severity of ptosis. Stimulation of nerve endings accelerates the regeneration of nerve cells.
Is it suitable for men?
Yes, of course, Botox is indicated for men. For this, there are special techniques that allow you to reduce facial expressions, but at the same time the face will look natural.