BOTULINUM TOXIN IN ALMERÍA
We all know the famous Botox when it comes to combating our wrinkles as a result of aging, but…
Do we know exactly what it consists of?
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin made by a bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum. As a poisoning agent, it produces botulism and its muscle paralysis capacity means that it is used as a medicine in different fields and medical specialties; in neurology for migraine, dystonia and chronic pain; in urology for overactive bladder; in maxillofacial for bruxism… and as a star treatment in aesthetic medicine for expression lines.
How does it work?
Botulinum toxin acts at the level of the neuromuscular junction, blocking the release and action of acetylcholine, a molecule necessary for muscle contraction. A temporary and reversible effect is created until the physiological generation of new receptors of said molecule necessary for the contraction that will occur again months after introducing the toxin.
How do we use it?
Through small intramuscular injections without the need for anesthesia, we treat the upper third of the face: the glabellar region, corresponding to the area between the eyebrows, formed by a group of muscles that will determine the position of the eyebrows; the frontal region, whose contraction causes the horizontal lines of the forehead when raising the eyebrows; and the external periocular region whose contraction causes the famous crow’s feet.
Who is it for?
We have two large groups of patients for botulinum toxin:
A “young” group with dynamic wrinkles, which is considered the ideal patient for such treatment since it has an immediate effect; and a group with older static wrinkles, which can soften said facial expression marks resulting from aging.
The key is to maintain a balance between this anti-aging treatment and maintaining the personal essence with our facial expressions. With its temporary effect for 4-6 months and beneficial feedback, it becomes periodic treatment in all consultations where it is performed.