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Botox – the venom of beauty

botox_injectionWhat is Botox / botulinom toxin?

It is a natural purified protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinom. Botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport) is working in terms of temporary impairment of muscle (impairment lasts 3 to 6 months).

It stops pulses stops on the route between nerves and muscles. Extremely small quantities of Botox are specially manipulated in the injections, and are then injected into facial muscles to prevent wrinkles in the skin. It works only on those muscles, in which it is injected, other muscles, however, operate as usual and create a normal appearance of the face.

What is Botox used for?

Botox is primarily used for so-called mimic or expressive wrinkles in the forehead and areas around the eyes for so called periorbital wrinkles. It is used on other areas of the face as well, but this increases the risk of paralyzing groups of muscles, which are essential for normal mimic of the mouth or facial muscles, which may lead to a sense of partial paralysis, but it is aesthetically very unfortunate.

Who is a candidate for the treatment with Botox?

Botox treatment is popular among people who want fast, efficient and non-invasive method of repairing the face of lines and wrinkles. From the outside corners of the eyes, the so-called “Duck tack” or “laugh wrinkles”, forehead wrinkles on the nose and between the eyebrows, raising eyebrows, wrinkles on upper lip and wrinkles on the neck. Botox treatment can be mitigated and settle a wide range of face lines and wrinkles in a simple 10-minute operation and is suitable for people between 18 and 65 years of age.


The process is fairly simple, but requires a good knowledge of anatomy and surgeon experience. Botox can be injected only by a doctor, which also applies to other injection therapy, that are used in aesthetic surgery today, such as RESTYLAN, collagen, etc.. This is very important in particular because, we had in practice the opportunity to see patients who have been injected in cosmetic salons, and completely non-medical people. Some interventions and complications that were identified in these cases were extremely unpleasant. Botox, which must be frozen and remain such until the time of injection, injection in the wrong place, or in the wrong layer of tissue may cause ptosys of eye eyelids or another part of the face of face, which is very inconvenient for the patient, although the situation returned to normal within a few weeks until a few months.

Botox is injected through very small, thin needles in exactly the muscle tissue, which is supposed to fix. Neurotoxic components lead to inhibition of the release of neurotransmitters acetylcholine and thus in the absence of further shrinking the muscle, causing the accumulation of skin and the creation of wrinkles.
The process of injection lasts from 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how many areas of the face we want to treat. After the treatment the area in which it was injected, Botox should not be massaged, but the patient may immediately return to their daily activities. In individual cases it may occur transient redness on the part of the skin, which disappears within a few hours. The major effect is seen within 2 to 5 days, where the disappearance of wrinkles is very obvious.

Results achieved with injections of Botox, last about 6 to 8 months, and then it is necessary to repeat the process. Otherwise, the situation is slowly beginning returned to their original condition.
Today, Botox is considered as a reliable procedure with very few side effects which are even lower, when Botox is injected by experienced doctor. In addition to drastically reducing and even removing wrinkles, it also acts preventive, thus preventing the formation of new wrinkles that are inevitable in the aging human face.

However, this method of disposing of wrinkles will not prevent the need for FACE LIFTING, which allows the removal of excess facial skin and neck, or even correction of eyelids, which removes excess skin and subcutaneous fat in eyelid pads. Botox certainly represents another step forward in maintaining a better and more fresh appearance, which requires the least effort.

The best example of the popularity of Botox are the recent Oscars nominations in Los Angeles. Dr. Frank Kamer, one of Hollywood most distinguished surgeons, whose patients include Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, Liz Taylor, Sinatra and others. From dawn to twilight he is fully occupied exclusively by injecting Botox injections. Because of this assault, he unfortunately, had to terminate all operational interventions for two whole weeks.

It is believed that after the registration of Botox by the FDA only to reduce and remove wrinkles on the face, its use will significantly increase and the proportion of people with the wrinkle-browed, and around the eyes will be rapidly decreased. But is this really so important? Of course not, but it is good to know that we have a choice and if we decide to do something for our self and our face and to improve the well-being in our own skin, we have always this option.


As with all medical procedures, it should be noted on the possible side-effects in the use of Botox. Even with ideal candidates the treatment may cause minor side-effects (temporary paralysis of various muscle groups, allergic reactions, swelling at the site of injection). The vast majority of side effects disappear within a few days, rarely in a few weeks after the operation. Only few patients are allergic to Botox. Candidates, who are considering an intervention with Botox, should consult a doctor before the operation. We will gladly answer your questions and concerns about the affect of Botox. Interventions with Botox are safe and effective because each patient is treated individually.

Benefits of Botox treatment

The advantages of using Botox injections are placed to the most popular method of cosmetic operations. Interventions with Botox give your face a young, refreshing look. Search among the information on the use of Botox and its advantages. The biggest advantage to the prejudice Botox is to erase the effects of aging in your face and that removes wrinkles and lips practically in a few days. Duration of the effect of injection is about 4 to 6 months. After multiple repetition of the mime face permanently returns to the original position and the long term, prevent the formation of wrinkles in certain parts of the face. When using Botox there is very little risk as we eliminate possible risk groups such as pregnant women who use certain medicines and patients with certain neurological diseases on the medical review.

Side effects in of Botox:

  • Less numbness or rag around the injected area
  • Minor swelling around the injected area
  • Allergic reaction to Botox
  • Nothing improving after operation
  • Headache (temporarily)
  • Insomnia (temporary)
  • Falling eyebrow or eyelid (temporarily)
  • Flu-like symptoms

sweatingWhat else can Botox also be used for?

Botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport) is also used to treat hiperhidrosys (excessive sweating). Botulinum toxin paralyses glands dress, responsible for the intense sweating field. Injection sites are armpits, hands or feet. Therapy works from 8 to 12 months.

Botox can make you younger or it can kill you!

For more than 600 people in the EU in 2007 Botox had negative consequences, for the 28 even deadly. The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) confirmed that more than 600 people, who received botox, had a serious problem for the 28 patients the injections were lethal.

In 2007, the European Union sent a letter to health professionals in which they pointed to the risks associated with this toxin.

In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American institution of medicine, noted that the use of Botox can be dangerous, even deadly, in the case of overdoses.

Botulinum toxin, which blocks the transmission of nerve stimulations and leads to paralysis of individual muscles, is used in the cosmetics industry and is injected for smoothing wrinkles and facial rejuvenation. Experts are pointing out that it is a toxic substance, forty times more toxic than cyanide.

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