Botulinum toxin

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Botulinum toxin

Many face wrinkles are mainly due to interactions between the skin and the underlying muscles to which it is attached. Expression wrinkles may appear when we laugh, get angry or frown.
For many people, these wrinkles are permanently visible, even in rest, which makes them appear older than they are. Their facial expression looks then angry or worried.
Botulinum toxin is an easy and efficient treatment against these expression wrinkles.

Botulinum toxin is a purified protein that is used since 1980 to prevent the involuntary contraction of the muscles located around the eyes (blepharospasm).
Similarly, face wrinkles (crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, eyebrow wrinkles, etc.) are often due to muscular hyperactivity.
Botulinum toxin injections help to relax muscles and smooth out wrinkles, without modifying the facial expression. You will look younger and less worried.
The treatment procedure is very simple for any trained doctor and is almost painless.
You will be able to go home immediately after the treatment and resume your normal activities.
Results vary from person to person: they are visible between 3 to 10 days following the injection and will last between 3 to 6 months.
After this period of 3 to 6 months, the same treatment may be repeated at longer intervals.

Botulinum toxin is also very efficient to treat people suffering from excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), which can be disabling in social life (stains on clothing, sweaty hands, etc.). The results last longer: 7 months on average.