Botox – or botulinum toxin – has been increasingly present in the beauty routine of many men and women who wish to reduce the signs of age and expression lines.
This product provides relaxation of the facial mimic muscles, a lighter expression, and a more youthful appearance.
It can be applied to dynamic wrinkles (those that appear when you contract the muscles to smile or frown, for example) and to static wrinkles (those present even when the facial muscles are at rest).
The use of Botox was approved in the 1990s. In addition to its well-known aesthetic applications, it is also used for some therapeutic purposes, such as:
Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating of the hands and armpits
Migraine: Botox for the treatment of migraine was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The application of the toxin in the muscles of the face and neck, in the medium term, reduces the incidence of migraine, appearing to be a great option for those patients with frequent headaches.
Blepharospasm: A neuromuscular disease that causes involuntary contraction of the muscles around the eyes, causing the patient to blink involuntarily and vigorously.
Botox As An Aesthetic Purpose
The most frequent indications in the field of aesthetics are:
- forehead wrinkles
- crow’s feet in the eye area
- Wrinkles when raising the eyebrows
- Wrinkle between the eyebrows that make people look stern
- Lifting the corner of the mouth
- Reduction of wrinkles on the neck
- Reduction of sagging and horizontal neck wrinkles
Duration Of The Procedure
After the first application, expression wrinkles disappear for an average period of six months, requiring a new application to maintain the result.
Another benefit of botox such as wrinkle botox (โบ ท็ อ กริ้ว รอย which is the term in Thai) is that, with less muscle work during the period of its action, the natural formation of wrinkles decreases; consequently, their appearance speed decreases.
For this reason, many people who undergo treatment experience results that extend beyond six months.
Botox action starts about 48 hours after application, and results are visible in up to 15 days.
An old fear of losing expressions has been abolished; Currently, the way to use the substance has evolved a lot. The trend is to make it look very natural.
Despite being a treatment usually indicated for people over 30 years old, Botox can also be used preventively to avoid the early appearance of wrinkles and expression lines, always with the evaluation of a specialist.
Young men and women with a genetic tendency to form wrinkles can use the technique preventively.
It is a non-invasive solution, made in the office, which does not require removal from daily activities and which presents very satisfactory results.
However, choosing the professional who will perform the procedure is extremely important. Making sure you master the technique and the aesthetic sense of your doctor is essential for a satisfactory result.