Botulinum toxin has been used for many years to treat secondary wrinkles in the contraction of forehead muscles, frown lines and the area around the eyes. These expression lines darken the face, which loses its radiance, and often give a worried and severe appearance.
Botulinum toxin is injected into the muscles that cause the wrinkles using a very fine needle. This allows for safe relaxation of the muscles. The injection of botulinum toxin reduces wrinkles and even makes them disappear, giving a genuine lifting effect.
A few days after the injection session (between 3 to 5 days), wrinkles gradually fade to give an optimal result in 15 days whose effects last between 4 and 6 months.
Results last approximately 3 to 6 months depending on the patient. It is advisable to repeat the treatment 3 times a year for the first year, then every 6 months in following years.
Social and professional activities (except for intensive sports, wearing helmets, face massages) can be resumed immediately. After the injection, you may notice:Some marks that may appear at the injection sites. They will quickly disappear after 5 to 6 days.Hematomas that will disappear after 5 to 6 days and that can be hidden using make-up.An asymmetry or inadequacy of results that can easily be corrected by the doctor after 15 days.
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For balanced results when dealing with skin aging, treatment of wrinkles using botulinum toxin may be combined with other cosmetic practices (mesolift, laser treatment, hyaluronic acid injection, peeling).