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Wrinkle treatment with botulinum
Treatment of mimic facial wrinkles with a neuromodulator
What actually makes a face old?
just some of the causes. Every year our skin loses hyaluronic acid. This causes the skin to become wilted and wrinkled.
Our more or less pronounced facial expressions often leave clear traces even at a young age. Some faces may appear more interesting as a result, but often these signs of skin aging are not welcome. They make you look more exhausted and older than you actually feel.
Medical-aesthetic medicine has developed gentle procedures for all these changes, which in many cases make surgery superfluous.
Treatment with neuromodulators (botolinum toxin A, also known as Botox®) is one of them. The wrinkles are visibly reduced, thus revealing a younger, fresher appearance.
The treatment has been medically and aesthetically proven for many years as a procedure against wrinkles. Botulinum is by far the most frequently used substance in aesthetic medicine. The acceptance is meanwhile large. Botulinum has been used in neurology for decades for the treatment of cramp conditions or in dentistry e.g. against teeth grinding. Due to its good tolerability and the low risk of side effects, it is also used in children today.
Treatment and effect
First, your experienced doctor will develop a treatment plan together with you: What should be changed in your case?
Every person has his or her individual facial features and facial expressions.
For a natural expression and a fresh, relaxed look, the correct amount of the drug must be injected directly into the corresponding facial muscle. After the active ingredient has been injected, it reaches the intended “place of use”, the nerve endings of the muscles, via the blood. There botulinum binds to the same. This inhibits the transmission of excitation from the nerve cells to the muscles. The reason for this is to prevent the release of a neurotransmitter, which is otherwise responsible for transmitting excitation to the muscles.
Depending on the dosage, the contraction of the muscle is either weakened or completely stopped. The relaxation of the muscles smoothes out the corresponding wrinkles.
Today, aesthetic medicine can dose the active ingredient in such a way that the wrinkles disappear, but the facial expression remains individual and natural, just fresher and more alive.
The aim of using the neuromodulator in aesthetic medicine today is always to weaken excessive muscle tone, not muscle blockage. The treatment usually lasts no longer than 10-20 minutes and is perceived as painless. It is possible to prepare the area to be treated for the treatment with an anesthetic cream.
A visible result of the treatment usually occurs after 2-4 days, at the latest after 2 weeks and lasts about 4-9 months. A treatment can be repeated as often as desired. With regular use, the muscle play relaxes and harmonizes permanently.
The NETWORK-Globalhealth and the Globalhealth Academy for Aesthetic Medicine
The Globalhealth Network is an international network of physicians with over 2000 members in 64 countries. The Globalhealth Academy has developed a training concept for non-surgical aesthetic procedures and has been training these procedures for several years. Competent trainers and lecturers who enjoy high international recognition are engaged. New developments are passed on to the members in continuous advanced training courses. The basic principle of the Academy is to conduct only objective and neutral training courses.
Further information is available from your NETWORK doctor.
Consent and information
A comprehensive information of the patient about the offered therapy is a special concern for NETWORK physicians, in order to give you as a patient a good basis for your decision. Advice on treatment options as well as objective clarification of all potential risks and side effects is a necessary and desired component of every treatment and the basis of a trusting and long-standing relationship between you, the patient and your treating physician.