Facial mimic wrinkles are the result of contracted facial mimic muscles. They appear most commonly on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes. Mimic wrinkles can be corrected by applying botulinum toxin.
Principle of botulinum toxin for smoothing out wrinkles
The botulinum toxin is a substance that relaxes muscle contraction and is applied in several medical fields to treat muscle spasms. The application of fine punctures to these facial mimic muscles that cause the wrinkles means that their movement is quickly restricted and skin wrinkles are smoothed out. You need not worry about pain because the puncture is made by a very thin needle.
How long does the botulinum toxin effect for smoothing out wrinkles last?
The effect of botulinum toxin on skin wrinkles is quick and lasts for several months (the length of the effect on each patient is individual). Then the procedure must be repeated, but the intervals between each application are gradually extended until the wrinkles stop forming altogether. Upon agreement with the physician you can combine the application of the botulinum method with further procedures resulting in the smoothing out of facial wrinkles – especially by fillers.
AUTHOR: Dr. Věra Terzijská