Botulinum toxin is used to correct wrinkles and expression lines on the face. Face wrinkles result from the daily contraction of facial expression muscles which, with the passage of time, causes the breakage of the skin and lines of expression. Thus, when we speak, smile, show feelings, we are creating expression marks on our skin. The botulinum toxin acts by blocking the action of the muscle groups where it is applied, in a temporary and reversible way, preventing the formation of undesirable wrinkles. So we use this treatment to make the face look better, besides preventing the formation of wrinkles and creases. The effects of botulinum toxin generally start after 72 hours from its application, with a maximum effect within the period of 20 days. The average duration of the effect is from 4 to 6 months.
Due to its easy applicability and the natural results obtained today, Brazil occupies the second place in the international ranking regarding the use of this product. Among the most common indications we have: dynamic wrinkles around the eyes (“crow’s feet”), wrinkles and wrinkles on the forehead, shape of the eyelashes, wrinkles between the eyelashes and base of the nose, dynamic cervical wrinkles. Another indication is in the treatment of hyperhidrosis, which is excessive sweating in the armpits, palms and soles of the feet.
Botulinum toxin can be used after facial surgical procedures making the results even more satisfactory, or in young patients who are not yet candidates for such procedures. We perform the application on an outpatient basis, so that the patient can immediately return to her activities.