Cause and effect of treating facial wrinkles with botulinum toxin
Facial wrinkles are caused by recurring angular movements during the aging process. The skin’s decreasing elasticity lets the lines (wrinkles) caused by the angular movements to appear not only during the movement but also while resting. Wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin is the most inexpensive way to keep your face smoother and possibly wrinkle-free.
A wrinkle treatment with the neuroprotein botulinum toxin can weaken the facial muscles without completely paralyzing them. The botulinum toxin treatment provides a more relaxed facial expression and the formation of deep wrinkles is slowed down or even inhibited.
The frequent question of when should you start treating wrinkles is similar to the question “when should you start exercising to keep fit?” The answer is “soon.” This being said, the most noticeable results are in conjunction with wrinkle prevention.
Young skin quality should be pursued when it comes to enhancing and prolonging the desired effect of a botulinum toxin treatment. The aging process and genetic predisposition are not influenceable. Only the exposure to toxins and stresses can be controlled. Refraining from smoking and protection from prolonged intense and direct sunlight (even UV-rays from tanning beds) improves the skin. Sufficient hydration by drinking water or non-dehydrating teas regularly is recommended. Sufficient sleep while lying on your back with a slightly elevated upper body prevents the face from developing wrinkles while sleeping on your side. Using skin creams is important, but cannot replace a botulinum toxin wrinkle treatment.
A physician injects a fraction of a milliliter of a botulinum toxin solution into the muscle where its activity is the strongest. The treatment is based on weakening or even paralyzing certain muscle groups or selective fibers
Approximately 5 days after treatment you will notice an influence to the musculature. After 7 days you will notice strength impediments that will increase between day 10 and 14. Usually it takes a couple of days longer for the overlying skin to smooth out. Please read further information on how long the botulinum toxin effect lasts.
Generally speaking, the higher degree of muscle activity and the deeper the existing wrinkles are, the shorter the interval treatments should be. Therefore, normally latest 3 months after the first treatment a repeat treatment will be necessary. On the long-term, and depending on the dosage, approximately 2 to 3 treatments are customary per year. Keeping in mind, the lower the dosage, the shorter the strength impediment will be.
EA wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin costs between 200* and 600 Euro* and is mostly dependent upon the amount of the preparation used. Furthermore, the administering physician or their offices vary in price. Experienced physicians are often a little more expensive than inexperienced ones. You will find our prices for a wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin on our website.
The limitations of a botulinum toxin wrinkle treatment are directly related to the skin’s quality and the maximum amount used so as not to have unwanted side-effects. A deep wrinkle would thereafter need to be mechanically replenished with a filler. The gold standard filler is hyaluronic acid. This hydrating gel gives the skin more fullness and elasticity.
*The price is individual and according to the GOÄ.
Mit Botulinum kann man das Gesicht verschmälern.