The principle on which Botox ® works is to block muscle contractions, so as to smooth the skin and give the face a more youthful appearance, starting from the third day after botulinum toxin has been injected. Hence, essentially, the wrinkles of expression are the main targets of botulinum toxin (Botox ®) treatments - at the top of the face, neck, or chest.
If the oval of the face is distorted slightly, botulinum toxin can also be used to exert a lifting effect in the lower face, mitigating jowls and platysmal bands and thus giving the face a more youthful appearance.
Botox ® treatments are carried out on an outpatient basis, following consultation. This means that your aesthetic surgeon can work out an individualized treatment plan with you.
A Botox ® injection does not alter your facial expression. The effect of botulinum toxin persists for several months. Therefore, repeat injections need to be administered. The areas of the face where Botox ® is particularly effective are: