Usually, patients who seek this treatment are over 30 years old. However, injections are not always a corrective measure. Also, they can have a preventive nature.
The aging process can impact the self-teem of anyone, and men do not escape this situation. Whether you are a young man in your thirties or a mature man in your 50’s, Botox can be an easy, effective, and quick fix to this problem!
So, keep reading if you want to know how to get rid of wrinkles easily.
What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Botox injection is a non-invasive treatment to get a more youthful and natural facial appearance. You can easily get a fresh look and get rid of forehead lines and wrinkles near the corners of your mouth.
By injecting the botulinum toxin near the wrinkle, the facial muscles in the area temporarily relax, and the wrinkle disappears or attenuates. This restores the face´s natural expression and corrects the signs of aging without the need to undergo surgery.
Anti-wrinkle injections can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as facial fillers, skin boosters, laser, or dermaroller. All of these non-invasive treatments can really put a stop to the tickling clock and take up to ten years off your face.
However, all cosmetic treatments require the intervention of an experienced and highly trained professional. You have to be well-advised to avoid those frozen faces typical of a bad Botox job.
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Why should you have injections in a specialized medical centre?
An anti-wrinkle treatment requires a previous diagnosis and a thorough inspection. Plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and cosmetic specialists are the only medical professionals authorized to apply botulinum toxin. Beware of not-licensed botulinum toxin injections providers.
The risks of not going to a specialized medical center to carry out the treatment are highly dangerous. Also, Botox injections can have unpleasant side effects if they are not applied correctly.
Likewise, indiscriminate use of this toxin can result in a face lacking natural expression. Also, you could get the dreaded “Spock effect” from Star Trek, or look like Jack Nicholson with a permanent startled expression and high arched eyebrows.
So, Botox injections are meant to remove wrinkles while preserving natural expression. Hence, each patient requires personalized treatment. The goal is to make the wrinkles disappear without changing the personality of the face.
Your doctor must analyze the face and gesturing to achieve great results. Also, the facial muscle movement that causes the wrinkle must be carefully studied. Then, you get Botox injections on strategic facial points to get the desired look.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I TAKE BEFORE THE TREATMENT?
Blood thinners have a direct effect on the penetration of botulinum toxin into the tissues. If you take this type of medicine, you should inform your doctor and ask if you can interrupt the treatment for a few days.
The use of ibuprofen-like medications or the intake of alcohol is also not recommended.
Additionally, you shouldn’t take nutritional supplements that affect coagulation, such as vitamin E or garlic. These precautions will prevent bruising.
HOW ARE ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS PERFORMED?
Your doctor will infiltrate small amounts of botulinum toxin, aka Botox (the world’s most renowned brand of this molecule), in certain facial muscles and strategic areas. Infiltration is done with virtually painless microinjections.
The advantages of this treatment are:
– The treatment is performed in the consultation as an outpatient procedure.
– It lasts a few minutes, and it requires only one session.
– The use of local anaesthesia is not necessary. Although, your doctor could apply ice or a cream with an anesthetic to numb the area and make you feel more comfortable.
– The pain produced by the pricks is very slight.
– After the session, the patient can immediately return to her/his usual activities.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I TAKE AFTER THE INJECTIONS?
After the treatment, you can continue with your normal life. However, you should not:
- Apply makeup. This measure will reduce the risk of infection at the injection sites.
- Massage the treated area in the next 24 hours.
- Go to saunas or swimming pools.
- Consume alcohol.
- Lie down in the hours following the treatment.
- Perform any physical activity, especially with movements that involve moving the head downwards (such as yoga).
- Wash your hair with your head down in the hours following the treatment.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF BOTOX FOR FACIAL WRINKLES?
Anti-wrinkle injections should not cause any side effects, as long as they are administered by a qualified professional. Your doctor must apply the right dosage. Also, he must choose the points of injection carefully!
Botox injections may temporarily cause short-term pain, swelling, bruising, or hyperesthesia (abnormal increase in tactile sensitivity). In some cases, patients may have mild headaches.
In the treatment of crow’s feet, small retention of liquid in the lower eyelid can occur in those who have marked bags. It is a temporary effect that is avoided by limiting the application of the product in that area.
WHAT OTHER MEDICAL BENEFITS DO BOTOX INJECTIONS HAVE?
Botulinum toxin is also used for the treatment of excessive underarm sweating, known as hyperhidrosis. Its application manages to stop sweat production within a few days, although its effect is temporary. It can last up to six months.
In addition, the botulinum toxin can treat other disorders, such as neck spasms (cervical dystonia), back pain, overactive bladder, and lazy eye. Also, chronic migraines can be prevented.
So, Botox goes well beyond being an anti-wrinkle injections treatment. It can address medical disorders too.
HOW LONG DO ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS LAST?
The effect of the Botox injections begins to appear after three or four days. Its effect is complete between the next seven and ten days. At that time, the patient will notice the final results.
The effects are not permanent and tend to lessen after three or four months. They normally disappear after five or six months. After that time, the treatment can be repeated and have a little touch-up, depending on your medical evaluation.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BOTULINUM TOXIN AND HYALURONIC ACID?
Botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid are different substances. Although, both have potent rejuvenating effects.
Indeed, there are some key differences between these FDA approved injectable treatments. Botox paralyzes the muscles and prevents wrinkles produced by their movements. On the other hand, hyaluronic acid can be used as a dermal filler.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring product injected into the skin to fill certain areas of the face. It is widely used to treat the periorbital area (crow’s feet) and smile lines.
So, Botox prevents movement by acting as a muscle relaxant, and hyaluronic acid is a filler. It is injected superficially into the skin, providing volume and hydration without altering the muscles of the treated area.
How much do anti-wrinkle injections cost?
Botox (Vistabel) prices:
Baby Botox (patients under 30 years): 310 euros
1 area: 385 euros
2 areas: 430 euros
3 areas: 535 euros
Cat’s Eye / Fox Eyes with Botox: 545 euros
Nefertiti Neck Lift (with botox): 710 euros.
If you want a personalized quote, we welcome you to visit our facilities for a free, no-obligation visit. You’ll have time to consult with the plastic surgeon, ask questions, and talk about any concerns.
We’ll identify the best solution and the best price for you.
WHY CHOOSE ANTIAGING GROUP BARCELONA FOR YOUR ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS IN SPAIN?
With more than 20 years of experience, Antiaging Group Barcelona is a clinic leader in rejuvenating treatments in Spain.
Doctor Jesús Benito is a recognised authority in Spain in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
Doctor Laura Salvador
Specialist in face and body cosmetic medicine.
Cosmetic medicine with laser techniques (IPL, QSwitch…)
DO YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR ANTI-WRINKLE TREATMENT WITH BOTOX?
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