Botox injections for aesthetic uses
Botox injections (botulinum toxin) constitute an essential technique of cosmetic medicine, whose main objectives are:
- To reduce the visibility of the wrinkles and little wrinkles at rest.
- To reduce the expression wrinkles during facial expressions.
- To prevent the structural ageing in the face region (by reducing at rest tone of the muscles relating to facial expressions).
- To correct possible asymmetries in the face area (relating to imbalances of the contraction force between some muscles).
The mechanism of action relating to the botulinum toxin is to block at the level of the neuromuscular junction the emission of a neurotransmitter (acetylcholine), which prevents the muscle contraction. Therefore, Botox enables the relaxation of the injected muscle.