Botox, but the right way

by Hisham Fansa

Botox achieves good results when used correctly

We often see patients who present to us after an external Botox treatment on the face, or because of something else. The Botox has not always been applied well. Botox inhibits the transmission of the impulse from nerve to muscle. After Botox application, the muscle is either weakened or completely paralyzed. This condition is intentional because the muscles in the face cause the wrinkles. If the muscle then stops moving, then the wrinkle reduces. This is a nice effect especially on the forehead and frown lines. However, it is necessary to pay attention during the application to place the Botox in such a way that the result looks harmonious. Sometimes, in the case of the forehead, it is forgotten to reduce the lateral eyebrow elevation: With a wrinkle-free forehead, one can then still raise the eyebrow in isolation; the famous "Spock" brow. Other details also reveal a Botox treatment: if the lowering of the brows are not treated as well, the desired effect of the brow lift does not appear. Too much Botox on the crow's feet smoothes the wrinkles, but can lead to a loss of muscular lymphatic drainage. As a result, a lower eyelid edema can appear.

Overall, Botox must be used harmoniously. We recommend treating the right areas of the face to make the face look natural. It is always nicer if some residual activity is still possible. However, if desired, it is possible to reduce muscle activity completely by using a higher dosage. Preferred areas are the frown lines (glabella), the forehead muscles, the eyebrow depressors, possibly the crow's feet and finally the corners of the mouth (this reduces marionette lines). Botox also works wonders for migraines that cannot be treated in any other way. Depending on the application, Botox can work for 3-6 months.

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