Botulinum toxin (Botox)

Often confused with the filler injection products such as hyaluronic acid, botulinum toxin has, however, a different purpose. Botox is used to decrease the power of facial muscles, causing some signs of aging.

Indeed, repeated muscle contractions and excessive tone of some facial muscles are two aging factors against which the botulinum toxin can fight:

Every day we contract hundreds of times the muscles in our face. These voluntary or involuntary contractions, which are done during communication with our fellow gradually fracture the skin located above the muscle.

These contractions give rise to so-called expression wrinkles, like a sheet of paper that is folded, unfolded and folded continuously.

Over time, our muscles do not fully relax anymore and will retain a small contracture rest. This position of the muscles at rest creates a small skin fold then permanent.

Botulinum toxin will therefore act by decreasing the force of contraction of the injected muscle.

Botulinum toxin poses no risk to the patient. Its safety has been proven long ago. Indeed, it is used since 1975 in neurology, ophthalmology and paediatrics to correct facial tics, uncontrollable blinking of the eye and squinting of the child. She never causes allergy. The only cons-indications are pregnancy and muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).

Injection areas:

Botulinum toxin (Botox) can be injected into the following areas:

  • Forehead: horizontal wrinkles, frown lines (glabellar)
  • Around the eyes: crow’s feet, tail elevation of the eyebrows, lower eyelids wrinkles
  • Nose: bridge of the nose, the nose wrinkles
  • Cheek: thin wrinkles of the cheek
  • Around the mouth: bitterness fold, collapsed mouth corners
  • Neck: cords and neck folds