Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin. It works by blocking the nerve stimulation necessary for the muscle to contract. Therefore we can say that relaxes the muscles of the treated area.
In the case of attenuated 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 before 30 years.
In aesthetic medicine it is used as an anti-aging treatment but in reality it has a long list of non-aesthetic indications. Botulinum toxin was approved for the first time by the FDA for the treatment of strabismus because relaxing the strongest eye muscles is able to align the look. In the case of aesthetic treatments the FDA approved in 2003 its use for the treatment of glabellar lines (eyebrows).
Among the trademarks 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).
In The Aesthetic Clinic we offer you various aesthetic and functional treatments using botulinum toxin. Among the functional treatments we cite the application for control of hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating:
– Axillary (Armpits)
– Palmar (Palms of the hands)