Botulinum toxin injection (botox)
Botulinum toxin injections help to relax the muscles and prevent the formation of mimic wrinkles in the face. It blocks the nerve conduction which causes muscle contraction. As a result the muscles stay relaxed for a longer period of time. As time passes, the nerve conduction recovers and the effect of injections diminishes.
The most well known botulinum toxin brands are Botox, Dysport and Vistabel.
1) Treatment of wrinkles with botulinum toxin injections
Botulinum toxin is injected with a small needle into the muscles which cause wrinkle formation. Usually several injections are needed in one area. This technique is the best to cure wrinkles caused by mimics. These include:
• horizontal wrinkles on the forehead
• vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows
• wrinkles around the eyes
• frown lines
The effect of the injections starts appearing after 24-72 hours.
2) Sweating treatment with with botulinum toxin
Also sweating or hyperhidrosis can be cured with botulinum toxin. In this case the solution is injected in small portions under the skin in the problematic area.
These areas may be:
• soles of the feet
• hump or spine
The maximum effect is takes place 2 weeks after the injections.