Injecting botox is the world’s most popular aesthetic procedure. This isn’t surprising, because the procedure is simple, safe and almost unpainful. By injecting it we soften or completely eliminate mimic wrinkles that besides giving us an older look, also give us a look of constant concern, tiredness or bad mood.
Botox is appropriate for smoothing dinamic wrinkles:
We use botox for other procedures besides smoothing wrinkles
Although the majority of people knows botox as a wrinkle smoothing substance, we can use it for treatment of various (especially neurological) diseases. Botox (botulinum toxin A) is actually a medicine that can be in first place used for excessive muscle contraction and to diminish gland functioning whe there is excessive sweating and saliva production.
In our practice we use it especially to prevent excessive sweating during the summer months (hyperhidrosis), because botox diminishes impuls transfer in the nerve fibres that innervate the sweat glands and in this way prevents excessive sweating in the places of treatment (armpits, palms, soles…).
In our practice we use botox also for patients that squeeze their masticatory muscles too strongly and grind their teeth (bruxism). If you inject botox into a masticatory muscle, you diminish it’s function and prevent excessive squeezing. Consequently we also avoid the consequences of bruxism, like excessive tooth wear, morning headaches, a painful jaw and insomnia.
Consequence of teeth grinding.
Healthy teeth (left), worn teeth (right).
We can also correct a smile that shows too much gum with botox. By injecting botox into a certain muscle we prevent excessive squeezing and consequently achieve a drop of the upper lip, so the gum is not exposed anymore.
Dropped upper lip and covered gum
Mentioned procedure makes also desired beauty effects. It reduces boxy appearance of jaw and produces much nice oval shaped jaw.
Strong masticatory muscle (before procedure)
Treated muscle (after procedure)
Procedure is simple. Fo better understanding please see:
What does botox rejuvenation look like?
Before the procedure.Before you decide for the procedure, we have a talk about the suitability of the procedure, effects that can be achieved and of course about your medical state. If the procedure is suitable for you, we will set the date of the procedure, the places of application and the quantity of botox that will be injected.
The procedure itself doesn’t take more than 30 minutes. First we clean your skin and apply botox with tiny needles into chosen muscles. In our practice we use botox Vistabel (the producer is Allergan), which is the only substance with the offical right to be used for aesthetic purposes. The procedure is minimally painful, be we also use cold compresses to diminish the pain, anaesthetic cream and if needed other local anaesthesia. The injection mark is barely seen directly after the procedure.
After the procedure.Because the procedure is minimally invasive, there is no special recovery, you only need to take care not to touch the treated place for two hours after the procedure and you need to keep your head in an upright position fort he next 4 hours. We don’t recommend bending over, lying down and too much physical activity during this time. Avoid massaging the treated area fort he first five days and protect your skin from heat, cold and UV rays.
The effect of botox is seen already after 5 to 10 days and has an effect that lasts 4 to 6 months after the procedure.
We are always available to our patients for advice and answers to their questions- before and after the procedure.
You can find some information about botox and what results you can achieve with it in the following links (the videos are in english):
Because we want to keep normal facial expressions and showing of emotions, we adjust the quantity of botox individually depending on the size of the muscle and the effect we want to achieve. That is why we can answer additional questions only in person, where you can explain your wishes.