Botulinum Toxin

Medical Name:
Botulinum Toxin typeA
Common Name:
Botulinum Toxin
Estimated Cost:
€ 200 – 300
Type of Anesthesia:
None
Length of Procedure: 1/4-1/2 hour
Down Time: Little to none
Recovery Time: 1-2 hours
Discomfort Level: Mild

 

What is Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum toxin has become one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures today. Each year, more and more individuals are going to cosmetic surgeons to receive this treatment. But what exactly is Botulinum toxin? This is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure designed to help an individual achieve a more youthful facial appearance. This procedure does not require any incisions, but instead Botulinum toxin is administered through injections. Botulinum toxin is purified and diluted for cosmetic purposes. When injected, Botulinum toxin keeps certain muscles that cause wrinkles from contracting. In fact, the injections actually paralyze the nerves temporarily. This can prevent new wrinkles and fine lines from forming and help reduce the appearance of pre-existing lines and wrinkles. This results in a younger, more relaxed facial appearance.

The results of the Botulinum toxin treatment can last anywhere from four to six months. The effects will gradually fade and follow up treatments will be needed to keep wrinkles and lines from reappearing. Treatments can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area that needs to be treated. Plus most patients are able to return to their normal activities right after treatment. Injectable fillers can be added to Botulinum toxin injections.