Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is used in aesthetic medicine to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. It is also used in medical treatments to treat conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) and bruxism.
Botulinum toxin works by relaxing the muscles in the treated area, which softens wrinkles and expression lines. The effects last from 3 to 6 months, and it is recommended to repeat the treatment after this time to maintain the results.
It is important that botulinum toxin treatments are performed by a trained medical professional and in an appropriate sanitary environment.
- Reduction of wrinkles and expression lines: Botulinum toxin is commonly used to smooth facial wrinkles and expression lines. When injected into facial muscles, botulinum toxin temporarily relaxes the muscles, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
- Treatment of excessive sweating: Botulinum toxin is used to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in the armpits and palms of the hands. When injected into affected areas, botulinum toxin blocks nerve signals that stimulate sweat glands, reducing sweat production.
Botulinum Toxin application areas
- between eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
- Palms of the hands
- Masseter muscle