What it solves
The botulinum toxin is a dependable ally for aesthetic medicine. After years of controversy, mainly due to “do-it-yourself” use, and to problems concerning the inoculation techniques and quality of the raw material, Botox today is a minimally invasive, highly effective and risk-free solution. In addition to reducing wrinkles, it can also be useful in preventing them.
Use of Botox in aesthetic medicine
Botox is used to reduce wrinkles, especially those on the forehead and around the eyes (upper third of the face), and represents one of the most effective solutions as an anti-wrinkle aesthetic medical treatment.
Consolidated and safe for the organism, as well as highly satisfying in terms of results, Botox, in the hands of experienced specialists, guarantees natural and long-lasting results.
How Botox works
Botulinum toxin treatment in aesthetic medicine is administered by way of small injections in corresponding mimic muscles. The toxin causes a relaxation of these muscles, which causes a reduction of wrinkles in the upper part of the face, and prevents the onset of the same in the frontal, glabellar and periocular region.
Among the most advanced procedures is Microbotox, or “light” version, where a smaller amount of toxin is injected, combined with vitamins and often also hyaluronic acid.
Face and body areas where Botox can be used
- Forehead wrinkles and glabellar lines: Botox effectively reduces the horizontal lines of the forehead and the lines between the eyebrows.
- Wrinkles around the eyes: Botox injections are a widely used remedy for the so-called “crow’s feet”, i.e. the wrinkles at the external corners of the eyes, where the layer of skin is thinner and more delicate.
- Wrinkles around the lips: botulinum toxin allows for better definition of the lip contour and has demonstrated its effectiveness in reducing perioral wrinkles, particularly in the treatment of the so-called “smoker’s wrinkles”, or “barcode”. Botox microinjections are also effective in the treatment of puppet wrinkles, i.e. the lines that start from the corner of the mouth and descend downwards and give the face a sad expression.
- Gummy smile: Botox can also be used to correct the blemish called “gummy smile”, when the gums remain excessively exposed when you smile.
- Neck and bosom: thanks to Botox it is possible to reduce wrinkles on the neck and bosom, relaxing the muscles and giving a smoother and more toned appearance to this area of the body as well.
- Botulinum toxin for hyperhidrosis: another noteworthy use of botulinum toxin concerns hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the armpits, hands or feet. Botox is used for treating this condition with great effectiveness.
Results of Botox treatment
The effects of Botox are noticeable after 4-5 days, and have an average duration of 4-6 months. The treatment can be repeated more or less regularly over the years.
Image Regenerative Clinic will give you all the most up to date information and news about Botox, but not only. Professor Carlo Tremolada’s team, which includes renowned experts such as Doctor Paolo Salentina, will be at your disposal for a detailed analysis of your needs.
«The important thing is not only erasing wrinkles: what matters is preventing them, and today a lot can be done in this regard.»
Dr. Paolo Salentina, aesthetic doctor on the staff of Prof. Tremolada for Image Regenerative Clinic in Milan, professor of aesthetic medicine at the University of Pavia.
For whom it is appropriate
Botulinum toxin is indicated for the treatment of mimic wrinkles (expression lines), forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines and furrows (between the eyebrows), crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes), and to resolve axillary hyperhidrosis, as well as for hyperhidrosis of hands and feet.
What kind of blemishes does Botox correct?
Botox is useful in preventing and reducing facial wrinkles, rejuvenating its look, especially on the brow and around the mouth. Also used for excessive sweating of hands and feet.
From 18 years of age.
Microinjections in mimic muscles.
4-5 months (the toxin begins to act after 48 hours).
Avoid exposure to the sun and heat sources (sauna) for 15 days. A follow-up visit is recommended.
Image team led by Prof. Carlo Tremolada performs Botox treatments in Milan.
You can view before and after photos of Botox treatments at our center. The material related to previously treated cases allows you to evaluate examples of results according to specific needs.
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Who can't have Botox?
People allergic to egg white, or with certain neuromuscular diseases must avoid botulinum toxin treatments.
Can botulinum toxin have contraindications?
The controindications are as noted above: allergy to egg white and neuromuscular diseases.
When do I see the results of botulinum toxin treatment?
The effect of Botox is already visible after 2 or 3 days, but stabilizes after about 10 days and the definitive result, which will last for 4-5 months, will be seen after 12-15 days.
Can Botox be undertaken during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Most dermatologists recommend avoiding Botox during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and we do not perform the treatment at Image Regenerative Clinic in these circumstances.