Botulinum Toxin is a purified substance, derived from a bacterium, which blocks muscle nerve signals. By injecting minimal amounts into specific facial muscles, the impulse is blocked and temporarily reduced to muscle contraction, which allows the correction of expression wrinkles.
The effect is felt 3 to 7 days after treatment. The improvement of wrinkles lasts 4 to 6 months. The effect gradually disappears and the action of the muscles is restored and it is necessary to repeat the procedure after that time in order to maintain the results.
In addition to its increasing use in Aesthetic Medicine, Botulinum Toxin has numerous applications, and can also be used in the treatment of various pathologies such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the armpits, hands or feet. The administration of toxin in these areas leads to the weakening of the sweat-producing glands. One session provides months of relief and the administration can be repeated when excessive sweating returns.