Botulinum Toxin is a natural substance which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Botulinum Toxin was originally approved to relax spastic muscles in order to treat dystonia, a neuromuscular disease. It was then discovered that it was also highly effective in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles and has now become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide. Botulinum Toxin blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles and is used to alleviate dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles arise due to facial mimicry and hence manifest themselves as the well-known frown, on the forehead and around the eye area as crow’s feet. Because the muscle contraction is inhibited, fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed out. Besides that, botulinum toxin helps prevent the formation of new wrinkles. Extensive research has shown that this procedure is completely safe as Botulinum is naturally being degraded by the body after a certain period of time.
Depending on the extent of injections, most Botulinum Cosmetic treatments can be completed in 5 minutes. It is a quick, efficient and moreover safe way to reduce facial wrinkles and lines. The effects will be visible after 1 to 2 days, with a maximum effect after 2 weeks. Results usually last about 4 to 6 months. To further enhance the results, Clinic Fantozzi will also design a personal after-treatment course for each unique individual upon request.
Other than using Botulinum for antiaging procedures, it can also be applied for various other treatments. It can help alleviate chronic migraine by reducing the number of migraine days, cumulative hours of headache on headache days, and the frequency of moderate and severe headache days. Besides that it reliefs the pain in several disease states. Another procedure uses Botulinum against a so-called gummy smile, where the gums are clearly showing upon smiling. This can be caused by various variables, amongst which is having an overdeveloped levator muscle in the upper lip. By injecting a small amount of Botulinum in this area the aesthetics of the smile can be significantly improved. In addition to this it can also be applied to reduce excessive perspiration. More information on that can be found under the body procedures.
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