The first clinical application of botulinum toxin, or botox, dates back to the 1970s, when it was used to treat strabismus. Since then numerous indications have been described, especially in neurology, but in cosmetic medicine as well. In fact, the administration of botox type A is considered one of the most effective treatments for the elimination of facial wrinkles.
Botox is used for the treatment of facial and neck wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions. It is also a useful treatment for excessive sweating of the hands, feet and armpits (hyperhidrosis).
Botox can be applied in all the areas of the face and neck that have wrinkles due to muscle contraction:
At the Institut Ruiz Castilla (in Maresme, Barcelona) all botox treatments are performed in line with the recommendations of the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Using a very fine needle, botox is injected in small drops on the surface of the area to be treated.