Botox, a history of long date
Botulinum toxin is produced from a bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum. It is a protein that causes relaxation of the muscle fibers.
It was discovered accidentally in the 1980s by a certain Dr. Carruthers, ophthalmologist who had the idea of using its relaxing properties to treat blepharospasms (pathology that causes contractions involuntary of the upper eyelid)
The relaxing properties of botulinum toxin to effectively treat wrinkles located at the level of the upper third of the face without to freeze the different facial expressions. remain perfectly preserved when injections are performed by a qualified physician.
The properties of the botulinum toxin
The first botulinum toxin obtained their authorisation for placing on the market (AMM) aesthetic purpose in the early 2000s.
Currently, only wrinkles glabellaires also called «lion rides» as well as wrinkles (wrinkles peri-ocular) bridle got officially their AMM in France. In practice, it is most widely used in aesthetic medicine.
Indeed, the latter can deal effectively very many indications such as frontal wrinkles, wrinkles nose (also called “bunny lines”), those of the upper lip (which are particularly responsible for the flight of red lipstick), Chin orange peel, cords platysmal (responsible for the “chicken neck”), the labial commissures deflected downwards (giving the appearance in “Inverted U” mouth) , the gingival smile, etc…
The indications of botox
The upper third of the face wrinkles are not wrinkles like the others, this is the reason why they treat especially with botulinum toxin. The most reluctant to take advantage of the botulinum toxin may nevertheless turn to other techniques such as Needle Shaping or filling products.
After a precise clinical examination with a static and dynamic analysis of facial treat, a marking may be directed by the practitioner to identify the points of injection to realize
Injections, made with this the thinnest needle on the market, are not painful when they are carried out gentle and progressive.
The first results of botulinum toxin are 4 to 6 days to be visible, its efficiency is total-14j
The duration of treatment is 4-6 months. More on repeated injections, plus the duration ' effectiveness is extended
Gravity of the front and migraines are regularly described in the days following the injection.
Botulinum toxin remains to this day the best treatment of the wrinkles in the forehead, the ride of the lion and Crow's feet