- The injection of botulinum toxin (Botox/Vistabel®, Azzalure®, Bocouture®) is the most popular aesthetic procedure around the world. In addition, it is being used to treat many other conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and facial asymmetry. It is also used in ophthalmology, neurology, rheumatology and for pain management.
- As an aesthetic procedure it is used to relax certain muscles and smooth away the appearance of unwanted lines on the face related to aging, tiredness or stress. The frown lines between the eyes, the furrows of the forehead, the crow’s feet at the sides of the eyes and lines around the mouth improve dramatically. The effects are noticeable in 3-4 days and last for 4 to 6 months. The objective is to restore a more youthful, relaxed and natural expression to the face.
- It is a safe, simple, non-surgical procedure with no serious side effects and only takes 10-15 minutes to complete. No anesthetic or sedation is necessary. It leaves no scars or swelling and immediately after the procedure you can return to your normal activities.
What to do before Botox
- Select a doctor who knows what he/she is doing. Good Botox depends on the skill and technique of the Botox injector and in patient’s facial anatomy. Make sure Botox is the right treatment for you. A reputable and experienced Botox injector will know what Botox can do for your skin and what it can’t and will give you realistic expectations.
- Don´t be afraid to ask questions. It´s better to have answers before than after.
- A week before you get Botox injections stop taking medication that can thin blood (aspirin, sintrom, plavix…). This will minimize any potential post-Botox bruising.
- Take into account that the effects of Botox are not permanent and last for 4 to 6 months. After that time you can repeat the treatment.
- Botox acts relaxing the muscles and smoothing away unwanted lines. Who during years gets Botox injections will avoid those unwanted facial lines. If someone who has been getting Botox stops getting it, he/she will have a better looking and with less lines that someone else that never got Botox. Botox acts “educating” the muscle.
- Trust on me and together we will fight aging achieving a natural, youthful look.