Botulinum toxin injections (“Botox”, “Dysport”, “Xeomin”)
One of the most sought-after procedures in aesthetic medicine and cosmetology are botulinum toxin injections, a history of use that already goes back over 25 years. The purpose of this technique is to correct and prevent the occurrence of mimic wrinkles by administering botulinum toxin type A drugs (Botox and Dysport are most often used). As a result, after applying botulinum toxin, your forehead stops wrinkling, eyebrows frown and wrinkles around the eyes are eliminated.
Botulinum toxin (Botox) was first approved by the FDA (US Regulatory Authority) in 1989.
In 2017 the use of botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) was the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States, where 1 548 236 injections of the drug were made. It should be noted that injections of botulinum toxin in the USA are becoming an increasingly popular procedure, where their frequency increased by 30% over 5 years.
It should be noted that the effect of “turning off” the mimic muscles when performing botulinum toxin injections depends on many characteristics: the quality of the preparation, the amount of drug administered, but most importantly the professionalism of the cosmetologist.
A good result ensures the correct “turning off” only those muscles, the activity of which leads to the appearance of wrinkles. Experienced cosmetologists work primarily on wrinkles, which were formed due to the manifestations of negative emotions – anger and discontent. Since wrinkles are the main sign of not only the age, but also the charisma of a person. Wrinkles are the result of good emotions of laughter, joy, and they must be treated more carefully. A professional doctor understands that facial expressions are an element of a person’s individuality and will make the procedure so that the person, without losing vitality, will become younger and will look attractive and benevolent.
Not only wrinkles!
Botulinum toxin is widely used for solution and other aesthetic features.
For example, thanks to the ability to block the muscles, botulinum toxin injections are successfully used to eliminate the gummy smile, which I also call the “gummy smile”. With a gummy smile, the upper lip bulges so much that the gums are too visible.
In addition, botulinum toxin is successfully applied to eliminate sweating (hyperhidrosis). Most often, patients are worried about increased
the armpit of the armpit, feet, palms, forehead, palms and face. Botulinum toxin injections effectively and safely solve these problems, significantly reducing the secretion of sweat glands. The duration of action of botulinum toxin with hyperhidrosis is individual. On average, from 5 to 9 months.
Thus, the use of botulinum toxin:
- smoothes wrinkles on the forehead and in the area between the eyebrows
- eliminates crow’s feet in the corners of the eyes
- creates the effect of a few raised eyebrows, which makes the look more open and wide open
- allows you to eliminate gummy smile
- lifts the corners of the lips
- corrects the shape of the face and even allows you to achieve some lifting
- raises the tip of the nose
- corrects wrinkles and folds in the neck
eliminates excessive sweating
We present you the results of applying botulinum toxin at Esteva Clinic (click to view each photo):
The average experience of using botulinum toxins by Esteva clinic doctors is 6-8 years!
Our doctors annually take advanced training courses on botulinum toxin injections in Ukraine, Paris, and Monaco.
The doctors of the clinic Esteva are constantly being improved at European congresses and seminars.
Injections are carried out in sterile conditions, disposable tools!
In our work, we use only certified original products manufactured in the USA (Botox – Botox), France (Dysport – Dysport) and Germany (Xeomin – Xeomin)
Features of the procedure
The procedure is painless, effective and has a pronounced and long-lasting result. The effect of the drug begins after a couple of days, reaching its peak at 10-14 days after the procedure.
We inject botulinum toxins with the thinnest needles and, if necessary, perform anesthesia to make the patient feel comfortable.
Required number of procedures:
Botulinum toxin injections are a series of one-time procedures. The procedure itself lasts an average of 3-15 minutes. And the duration of action of botulinum toxin is from 4 to 6 months. In exceptional cases – a year and a half. To achieve a stable and long-lasting effect, it is recommended the introduction of botulinum toxin preparations 2 times a year.
After botulutoxin injection is not recommended:
- stay horizontal for 4 hours and bend over
- touch the injection sites and massage them
- for ten days after the procedure, alcohol, hot baths and sauna are prohibited.
It is ideal to combine injections of botulutoxin with peeling, mesotherapy, biorevitalization, contour plasty