Botulinum Therapy (BTA) is a specialized field of medicine and cosmetology that uses injections of botulinum toxin type A to treat various problems.
In cosmetology, BTA-based medications are effective for treating horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, lower eyelid, and decollete area, as well as deep interbrow wrinkles and "caterpillar feet" around the eyes. They are also used for lip enhancement, gingival smile correction, and reducing hypertonicity in masticatory muscles, which can help reshape the face and reduce volume in the lower third.
Botox is also a reliable treatment for chronic migraines, providing significant improvement in symptoms, reducing psychological stress, and enhancing quality of life. Additionally, it can be used to raise the corners of the lips, addressing the issue of downturned lips. Lastly, BTA injections offer an effective solution for hyperhidrosis by blocking neural signals that trigger excessive sweating, providing relief for individuals experiencing this condition.
HOW SAFE ARE BOTULINUM INJECTIONS?
In 1987, A. I J. Carruthers first tested botulinum toxin A as a cosmetic agent. Previously considered a poison, botulinum toxin has found widespread use in aesthetic medicine as a safe and effective means to correct age-related changes in the skin.
"Botulinum toxin can poison you."
No, it is not possible, because in the process of correction a very small dose of the drug is used, which is not able to lead to poisoning of the body. The injections are injected locally, affecting only certain muscles responsible for the formation of expression lines.
"The injection can provoke muscle atrophy."
This is not possible, because during the injection there is only temporary denervation of the muscles, which recovers in the next 3-12 months. During this time, normal metabolic processes continue to be active in the muscles.
THE QUALITY OF THE SKIN DOES NOT DETERIORATE IN ANY WAY AFTER THE BTA
Numerous studies, including those conducted by Allergan, prove this. If you have been using botulinum therapy for a long time and then cancel it for some reason, your face simply returns to its original appearance.