Type A Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum toxin type A

Used especially to reduce or eliminate altogether expression wrinkles of the face - caused by the contraction of mimic muscles - botulinum toxin type A acts selectively, blocking the nerve impulse sent to the related muscle.

The treatment lasts on average from 10 to 15 minutes without the need for hospital recovery or anaesthesia of any kind. The operation involves the surgeon injecting botox into the mimic muscles using a fine needle. Immediately afterwards the patient is able to resume their normal activities, needing only to be careful, for the first few hours, to avoid compressing or rubbing the area where the injection has been applied.

Although some results are visible a relatively short time after the injection (5 to 7 days), full results of the operation are evident only after about 15 days. Effects last from 6 to 8 months, gradually disappearing afterwards.
Side-effects from the treatment - that are very rare (approximately 1.5% of cases) and disappear very quickly - are mostly pain, a sense of heaviness, skin rash and nausea. Any eyelid bruising disappears gradually in less than a week.
More and more invasively, this type of intervention is recommended in the case of:
  • horizontal wrinkles on forehead;
  • wrinkles around mouth;
  • glabellar wrinkles and grooves;
  • hyperhidrosis;
  • crow’s feet;
  • cervical dystonia;
  • blepharospasm.
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