Botox or botulinum toxin A is a product of specific bacteria, which is used as a cure or as a fountain of youth potion in its low concentration form. Contrary to the popular misconceptions which are mostly the result of the bad reputation of Botox created by the media and highlighting of bad examples, it is worth noting that Botox is a cure for various conditions: hyperhidrosis, blepharospasm, muscle diseases in children, etc.
In the past ten years, however, Botox has been predominantly used in aesthetic medicine, where its purpose is to smoothen deep wrinkles resulting from facial expressions, mostly in the upper third of the face: wrinkles on the forehead, wrinkles between the eyebrows, asymmetrical eyebrows, wrinkles around the eyes.
It acts by temporarily blocking chemical signals and making excessive muscle contraction impossible.
The result of Botox injection can be seen after a few days, while its full effect can be seen ten days after the injection.
When a moderate amount of Botox is injected, the face will keep its natural expression. No eye cream or antiaging cream can be as efficient in postponing the formation and deepening of the skin wrinkles.
The effect of Botox lasts four to six months, after which the muscle recovers completely. After that, the treatment can be repeated for an unlimited number of times without any side effects.
Botox is the optimal solution for forehead wrinkles or wrinkles between the eyebrows which occur during intense facial expressions, i.e., frowning, as it relaxes the muscle in this region and therefore smoothes wrinkles. For wrinkles that have already been formed and exist even when the face is resting or loss of volume in any facial region, hyaluronic is definitely the ideal solution.