Aesthetic medicine

Botulinum toxin

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.

Which parts of the body can be treated with botox?

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).

toxina botulínica

Areas of application

Botox can be applied in all the areas of the face and neck that have wrinkles due to muscle contraction:

  •          The forehead.
  •          Drooping eyebrows (“sad face”).
  •          Periorbital wrinkles (“crow’s feet”).
  •         Frown lines.
  •         Nose wrinkles.
  •         Lip wrinkles.
  •         Marionette lines.
  •         Vertical neck bands.

Form of administration

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.

Treatment schedule

The frequency of administration will depend on the wishes of the patient, once the effects of botox on the reappearance of wrinkles begin to wear off. The effects of botox treatment are neither immediate nor permanent; it begins to be noticed between two and eight days after administration, and the maximum effect is seen around day 15. The average treatment duration is six months, ranging between four and eight months.

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