BOTULINUM PROTEIN INJECTIONS
Injections of botulinum protein – toxin or Botox injections reduce the frown lines caused by muscle contraction, such as the lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, crow’s feet in the corner of the eyes or bitterness folds at the corner of the mouth. It is injected directly into the muscles concerned using a very fine needle.
A personal assessment is carried out at the first appointment and an anaesthetic cream can be applied one hour before the treatment. The results are visible after 4 days and last 4–6 months. After several years of regular treatment, wrinkles may disappear for a period lasting between 6 months and 1 year.
The patient can immediately resume their activities; any haematoma or redness will be temporary. Any extreme sauna- or hammam-type heat must be avoided for the first 48 hours, as must exposure to the sun, massages or rubbing the treated area. An interval of at least 2 months must be left between sessions to prevent the body from producing antibodies.
Undesirable effects such as drooping of the upper eyelids or the “Spock” look are always reversible with an adjustment injection.