Muscle activity naturally causes creasing and wrinkles are the result of many years of an individual’s characteristic facial gestures. When muscle tension becomes too pronounced, it can lead to bothersome, unwanted wrinkles.
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Botulinum toxin is a bacterial protein that is produced naturally. Upon injection a muscle by a medical expert, it directly blocks the local motor nerve impulse, preventing the muscle from contracting as usual. Other nerval functions, such as feeling and touch are not affected.
The effects are noticeable within 3 to 5 days and normally last for about 3 to 6 months. It is advisable to repeat the treatment at that point. As the muscle weakens, the length of the intervals between treatments steadily increases.
- Frown lines (glabellar lines) between the eyebrows
- A furrowed brow
- Crow’s feet
- Downturned corners of the mouth
- Neck creases
After the application of a pain-relieving cream, botulinum toxin (e.g. Dysport®, Botox®) Markennamen belassen? is injected into the desired areas with a very fine syringe. The procedure is practically painless. Afterwards, in order to prevent bleeding and swelling, the area is briefly cooled.
After the treatment
- Cool the area lightly
- You may apply make-up after 2 hours
- Avoid lying down for 4 – 5 hours
- Do not participate in sports on the day of the treatment