Botox

Botulinum  toxin , popularly known as  Botox  (registered name of the drug), is a substance that helps correct facial wrinkles in the area of ​​the forehead, between the eyebrows and periocular (glabellar lines).

The repeated contraction of the muscles of mimicry causes the characteristic facial wrinkles on our skin that are an expressive sign of the passage of time. They appear prematurely around the eyes, on the forehead and between the eyebrows, including the famous "crow's feet". Botulinum toxin works by temporarily blocking a chemical (acetylcholine) that causes these muscles to contract. Therefore, its action makes these muscles relax and thus we reduce wrinkles.

Its results are excellent when applied to the forehead region, for the small wrinkles around the eyes and in the wrinkles between the eyebrows. We can also modify the position of the eyebrows by raising their lateral area. It causes a rise in the tail of the eyebrow that gives the eyes a more luminous and attractive appearance. Another of its uses is to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet or in the armpits, obtaining excellent results.

Botox treatment is quick; It does not last more than twenty minutes in consultation, it is simple and practically painless; It is not necessary to apply any anesthesia prior to treatment.

When are the results of Botox seen?

We will be able to see its effects two or three days after the session; with a durability of between four and six months. It is recommended to carry out this treatment 2 or 3 times a year.

After the injection it is recommended to return to the office in 2 weeks in case a possible touch-up is needed. It is recommended to start this treatment at younger ages, because it has a preventive effect; In this way, we will use less and less amount of product and the duration will be longer.

The first application of Botox began in the late 1970s in the treatment of strabismus, and its use in aesthetics began almost accidentally in the 1980s. Ophthalmologists used the toxin to also treat blepharospasm (uncontrolled spasms of the eyelids, commonly called "tics") and found that the treated eye had fewer expression lines (the "crow's feet").

 

What is botox?
Botox manages to temporarily freeze your muscles. When applied to the specific muscles of the face, it can perfectly paralyze them to smooth out the wrinkles on them. This makes botulinum toxin treatments highly effective in removing wrinkles on the forehead, between your eyebrows, the corners of your eyes (crow's feet)


Rejuvenation of hands, neck and décolletage

The hands age at the same rate as the face, neck and décolleté, so we must pay attention to these areas. This aging process is different for each person and requires a combined treatment approach to obtain a more rejuvenated skin. Changes occur in the epidermis such as lentigines, actinic keratoses, fine wrinkles, and changes in skin texture. The dermis becomes very thin and subcutaneous fat is gradually lost. This occurs as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light and intrinsic aging. This process can lead to a skeletal appearance of the hands, with prominent veins and visible tendons.
The treatment is focused on combining different types of aesthetic techniques using lasers, fillers, peels, vein sclerotherapy and an effective home skin care program to maintain skin rejuvenation.

 

Hyperhidrosis is a disease in which people produce
excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis affects 3% of the population.
How many types of hyperhidrosis are there?
There are four main types:
axillary (excessive sweating in the armpits),
palmar (on the palms of the hands),
plantar (on the soles of the feet)
and genital (in the genital area).
Hyperhidrosis is a disease that can represent, for the
person who suffers it, an important limitation when it comes to relating
socially and at work, affecting self-esteem.
Methods to decrease hyperhidrosis?

There are many methods that reduce the amount of sweat
that a person expels. In addition to the application of Botox, the use of
antiperspirants containing aluminum hypochlorite, iontophoresis
(electrical treatment), the use of anticholinergic drugs, and in the
most extreme cases, surgery (endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy).
Very good results are currently being obtained
by injecting botulinum toxin (Botox), which paralyzes
the activity of the sweat glands for several months.

What are the causes of hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is related to stress,
over-perfumed deodorants or soaps.

When we can see the resultes?
The results are seen from the first day. A follow-up appointment
every 6 months is recommended.

To treat sweating, it is noticeable in the person who suffers from it, from the
first day.
There are different applications, but at FEMM (Madrid) we carry out
infiltration in the armpits, soles of the feet, palms of the hands and genital area.
 

Against sweating
There are not many cases that come to
aesthetic clinics to treat the problem of excessive sweating, but, in recent years, it has been proven that injecting botulinum toxin in cases in which there is
plantar, palmar or axillary hyperhidrosis is has greatly reduced. That
is, we will be able to treat the excess of

 

What is Bruxism due to?
It is related to anxiety, stress and tension accumulated every
day. An effective solution to this problem is to inject Botox (botulinum
toxin) directly into the muscle in order to relieve pressure on the
jaws.
How many units are needed?
Between 18 and 24 units of Botox are regularly needed on each side,
which we distribute evenly after applying topical local anesthesia to
reduce discomfort. In severe cases, up to 35 units are needed.
Is the treatment painful?
This treatment is not painful. The puncture is hardly felt and in 15
days the muscle loses strength and size. From the first day you feel a
relief that spreads over face and neck.