Botulinum toxin is predominantly used as a treatment to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines.
Beyond aesthetic applications, Botox is used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including eye squints, migraines, excess sweating, and leaky bladders.
Botulinum toxin is a safe and patented drug, which allows you to temporarily relax the mimic muscles of the face, preventing or reducing the formation of unsightly expression lines.
Botulinum toxin is the ideal treatment for those who want to minimize the so-called expression wrinkles (or dynamic wrinkles) of the upper part of the face, in particular of the forehead and periocular region, and for the treatment of wrinkles that form between the eyebrows (wrinkles glabellar).
It is injected through the use of a very thin needle and no anesthesia is required.
It has been used for many years in various medical disciplines (maxillofacial surgery, neurology, ophthalmology) in particular for the treatment of spasmodic torticollis, spastic tetraparesis and blepharospasm.
Specifically, the botulinum toxin acts at the level of the neuromuscular plaque inducing the temporary selective block of the release of acetylcholine (ACh), the mediator responsible for transmitting the signal of muscular contraction at the level of the sweat glands to produce sweat.
Its action at the muscular level has the purpose of decreasing the tone of the muscles without causing their complete paralysis and at the level of the sweat glands to interrupt the transmission of the stimulus to the production of sweat.
If you want to learn more about treatments with Botulinum toxin, come to visit us at the Estemed Clinic of Dr. Paola Rosalba Russo in Str. Saliceto Panaro, 123, 41122 Modena, or request an appointment.