Botulinum Toxin is a neurotoxin. It works by blocking the nervous stimulus necessary for the muscle to contract. Therefore we can say that it relaxes the muscles of the treated area.
In the case of fading of expression lines as an anti-aging treatment, the toxin will temporarily relax (2-4 months) the skin of the treated area. The main indication of botulinum toxin is the PREVENTION of expression lines and can be used for this purpose from before 30 years.
In aesthetic medicine it is used as an anti-aging treatment but actually has a long list of non-aesthetic indications. Botulinum toxin was first approved by the FDA for the treatment of strabismus since relaxing the stronger eye muscles achieves eye alignment. In the case of aesthetic treatments, the FDA approved in 2003 its use for the treatment of glabellar lines (between the eyebrows).
Among the commercial brands of this type of toxins found in the market are: Botox, Dysport, Neuronox, Xeomin, Siax, Azzalure, BTXA and Myobloc (exclusive for the treatment of migraine or cervical dystonia).
At The Aesthetic Clinic we offer you various aesthetic and functional treatments using botulinum toxin. Among the functional treatments we mention the application to control hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating:
– Axillary (Armpits)
– Palmar (palms of the hands)