Medical and aesthetic uses
Botulinum toxin is used in both medical and aesthetic applications. In medicine, it is used to treat conditions such as blepharospasm (involuntary eyelid twitching), strabismus (crossed eyes), chronic migraine, hemifacial spasm, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) disorder, and muscle spasticity in patients with neurological diseases. In aesthetics, it is employed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and facial lines.
Mechanism of action
Botulinum toxin works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that enables muscles to contract. By inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, the toxin temporarily prevents muscle contractions in the treated area, resulting in reduced facial wrinkles and a smoother appearance of the skin.
Duration of effects
The effects of botulinum toxin are temporary and typically last for three to four months before they gradually wear off. After this period, the muscles return to their normal function, and it is necessary to repeat the treatment if you wish to maintain the results.
When used appropriately and under the supervision of a qualified medical professional, botulinum toxin is safe. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks, such as bruising, swelling, or allergic reactions. These risks are relatively low when the guidelines are followed, and the treatment is performed with caution.
Botulinum toxin treatment is typically administered through injections in the area to be treated. It is an outpatient procedure that does not require general anesthesia, and most patients can resume their normal activities shortly after the treatment.
It’s important to emphasize that the use of botulinum toxin should be carried out by a medical professional with experience in its administration. Precision and proper technique are essential to achieve optimal results and avoid complications.
Once it has been determined that you can benefit from this treatment, follow these steps:
If you need assistance, you can do it once you are in the consultation to guide you.
Important: You do not need to pay that amount again if you come for your next treatment within that time frame.