What is Botox?
Botox is a natural purified protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which has been applied since the early 70s in various medical fields, including neurology, ophthalmology and pediatrics and it is used more than 20 years in aesthetic medicine. In the last ten years it has become one of the most popular and most effective aesthetic treatments to remove wrinkles and treating of excessive sweating. Botox treatment is simple and painless non-surgical treatment that takes only a few minutes and the results last up to 6-12 months!
What is Baby Botox?
Baby Botox represents an injection of an extremely small amount of Botox into facial muscles in order to avoid “frozen” facial expression. After injection of botox wrinkles are smaller, some even disappear, but a facial mimic is still strong and the facial muscles have greater mobility compared to traditional Botox treatment.
What does botox do?
After extensive examination of the face and facial muscles we get a insight into tone and strength of face and whether there are any asymmetries in the function of muscle. Botox is carefully and precisely applied in facial muscles of a client to block the contractions of muscles that participate in facial mimics.
Botox blocks the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular connectors leading to inability of muscles to contract and consequently cease to pull on the facial skin. After the treatment skin looks fresh and healthy and the face looks fresher and younger. This reduces and removes facial wrinkles caused by strong contractions of those muscles. Botox affects only the areas in which it is injected. The results of Botox can be seen in 3-4 days after application.
Is the botox treatment painful?
During the application we use cryoanalgesia and Botox is injected with very thin needles so that the treatment is completely painless. After the treatment our clients return to their everyday life. Due to the extreme brevity of the treatment period, Botox treatments fall into the so-called “lunch-time” treatments that can be done during your lunch break.
How long does it lasts?
Effects of Baby Botox applied in the face is of shorter duration than the classical Botox, approximately 4-6 months.
Are there side effects?
Botox is metabolized locally at the injection site and does not spread to other parts of the body. Side effects are extremely rare. In a case they are any they are usually tiny, tiny, barely noticeable red dots that will disappear within an hour or two, and headache, sensation of tightness and bruising at the injection site which all tends to disappear in a few days. It must be noted that these side effects are extremely rare (research shows even less than 0.1 %) and that Botox is used even for treatment of headaches and migraines. There are no long-term side effects.
Recommendations after the treatment
We advise our clients to: