Aesthetic medicine: treatment of facial wrinkles by injection of botulinum Toxin or Botox®

Uses of botulinum toxin or Botox® in aesthetic medicine

Mainly known for its action on wrinkles, butoxic toxin or Botox® can also be used for excessive sweating or hyperdidrosis. Hyperhidrosis can affect the underarm but also the hands or the soles of the feet. Hyperhodrosis can affect people of all ages and can be a difficult social handicap, especially in the case of a palmar hyperhidrosis. The underarm and palms of the hands can be treated by injecting botulinum toxin or Botox®. The botulinum toxin or Botox® will block nerve signals to the sweat glands over a period of time that can range from 3 to 12 months.

For facial expression lines, inter-eyebrow arch (frown lines), forehead or crow's feet, injecting botulinum toxin or Botox® is a very effective treatment.

 

Botulinum toxin temporarily reduces wrinkles thanks to a relaxing effect on the facial muscles responsible for facial wrinkles. These wrinkles give a stern and tired appearance to the face. After the injection of botulinum toxin or Botox® the face appears as rested and relaxed, the wrinkles fade and the face softens, seems less fatigued and less harsh.

 

The injection of botulinum toxin or Botox® also opens up the eyes by raising the tail end of the eyebrow, thus the regard appears more open and rejuvenated.