Botulinum toxin type A, is used for therapeutic purposes for over 20 years to treat strabismus , torticollis , facial spasm and blepharospasm.
Botulinum toxin type A is a protein that acts on neuromuscular junctions , causing temporary paralysis of the muscle groups.
Botulinum toxin type-A injections (Botox Cosmetic – Vistabel) with the purpose of removing the expression wrinkles of the upper face (forehead lines, glabellar lines, “crow’s feet”, bunny lines), the lower face (gummy smile, perioral lines, corners of the mouth, dimpled chin) and the neck area (platysma bands).
Botulinum toxin type-A injections with the purpose of treating hyperthyroidism (excessive sweating) – underarms, palms, feet.
Injection with botulinum toxin effects appear in 48-72 hours after the procedure and reach the maximum effects in about a week. The result is visible almost six months , followed by gradual reappearance of wrinkles. Repeated injections cause more sustainable results.