Treatment of wrinkles with botulinum toxin is, since its beginnings in the late 90s, one of the stars of cosmetic procedures worldwide. It was the Americans who labeled it a "lunchtime procedure" because it's the kind of procedure you do in five minutes, on your lunch break.

 

The speed of the procedure, the fact that it does not require subsequent recovery and last but not least the fact that it can remove several years from the face in a few minutes make botulinum toxin injections for cosmetic purposes gain more and more fans every day.

ACTION MODE

Botox is made from botulinum toxin type A, which injected in very small doses into certain facial muscles blocks nerve signals to them, preventing them from contracting.

 

Botulinum toxin treatment works effectively on dynamic wrinkles. Most commonly treated are horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows and fine wrinkles at the corner of the eye, popularly called "labia-gasta".

WHAT THE PROCEDURE CONSISTS OF

Injections are made with a very fine needle. A treatment session lasts a few minutes and does not require anaesthesia, but on request the specialist can apply an anaesthetic cream to minimise the unpleasant effects of the injections. Immediately after the procedure, the treated area will be slightly red. You should not lie down horizontally, nor bend your head for at least two hours, in order to prevent the botulinum toxin from migrating to areas other than those targeted. For the same reason the treated area should not be rubbed or massaged on the day.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTIONS?

You are the ideal candidate for this procedure if you have:
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Medium/deep facial wrinkles
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Wrinkles are located in areas that can be treated with botulinum toxin (around the eyes, between the eyebrows, on the forehead)
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Good health
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Realistic expectation regarding the results of this treatment

CONTRAINDICATIONS

It is not advisable to do this treatment if:
  • Are you allergic to botulinum toxin
  • You have a skin infection in the area to be treated
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or myasthenia gravis
  • You have any severe illness/infection

RESULTS

The results start to be visible after five days, because the toxin needs some time to work, but the maximum effect is reached no later than 10 days post-injection. Depending on the body, the substance lasts around 3-4 to a maximum of 6 months.

 

For safe results and optimal effects, Botox injection requires precision and a very good knowledge of the facial anatomy. Although Botox injections can be done at any time of the year, regardless of the season, it is ideal to do them in spring, when the sun is warm and we tend to get sunburn.

BEFORE & AFTER

What is botulinum toxin treatment?

Botulinum toxin treatment is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments used to reduce medium and deep facial wrinkles. This procedure involves the injection of botulinum toxin, known by the trade name of Botox, in certain facial muscles. This substance temporarily blocks the nerve signals to these muscles, ensuring relaxation of the area and making wrinkles less visible. Botulinum toxin injections are useful for dynamic wrinkles, i.e. those wrinkles that appear when you smile, laugh or frown. The injection relaxes the muscles for about 3-6 months, after which the muscles return to their original activity.

What are the precautions and contraindications for botulinum toxin injection?

In Cronos Med, botulinum toxin treatment for facial wrinkles takes place only after our specialists in aesthetic medicine make a thorough evaluation. In general, Botox injection is not recommended if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have certain neuromuscular diseases, such as myasthenia gravis. Also, in order for the treatment to go as smoothly as possible, your doctor may recommend that you avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours after the procedure. You can find out more about the procedure in a consultation with a Cronos Med specialist.

What are the recommendations after botulinum toxin injection?

Our doctors will provide you with all the necessary information about the care after botulinum toxin injection. In general, it is recommended to avoid applying pressure to the treated area for about 4 hours after the procedure, you should maintain an upright position for the first few hours post-injection, sauna and hot baths should be avoided for the first few days, as well as facial massage. In general, any activity that could lead to diffusion of the substance. This procedure does not require time for recovery, so you will be able to resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.

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