Your complete guide to discovering all there is to know about Botox, the ultimate non-invasive treatment that reigns supreme in the battle against expression wrinkles - and more.
What is Botox? Specifically chosen to use at M.S.H Clinic, Botox, just like Dysport®, are the brand names for botulinum toxin type A, a beloved neuro-modulator that's been gracing the world of cosmetic dermatology for years. These injections work their magic on the face, neck, and décolletage, temporarily reducing the mobility of those pesky muscles responsible for expression lines, giving your skin a refreshed, smooth, and youthful glow.
How does it work? Let's break it down. Our facial expressions, as we all know, are the result of muscles contracting in response to nerve signals from the brain. Every time we laugh, frown, or squint, certain muscles kick into action, and our skin follows suit with creases and folds. However, over time, the skin's natural elasticity diminishes, hindering its capacity to revert effortlessly to a relaxed state. Those once-transient folds morph into those persistent expression wrinkles, often seen on the forehead, around the 'crow's feet,' and near the mouth and neck.
That's where Botox steps in, a specialized neuromodulator. It essentially intercepts the nerve signals destined for these muscles, preventing them from contracting. The result? Your existing wrinkles get smoother without compromising your natural range of expressions, and the creation of new wrinkles takes a breather. In essence, it's a temporary intervention in the graceful aging process.
Where do you get the best results? Botox isn’t only for the forehead, in between the eyebrows and crow’s feet. It can be applied - always for aesthetic purposes - to bunny lines (nose wrinkles), marionette lines (mouth-to-chin wrinkles), and barcode lines (vertical lines above the lips). Also, a Nefertiti lift is a minimally invasive procedure that's designed to improve the appearance of the lower face, jaw, and neck with the help of Botox.
Can Botox be injected into the entire face? Absolutely, thanks to the Microbotox Infusion technique. This involves blending the compound into mesotherapeutic solutions, creating tiny droplets that can be applied across the entire face, neck, and décolleté. The aim? To enhance skin texture and quality, giving it a refreshing look.
What exactly is 'Baby Botox'? It's essentially a lighter version of the same injectable treatment, using a smaller amount of the same material. Not only does Botox treat existing wrinkles, but Baby Botox injections can be used in the face to prevent many dynamic wrinkles from forming. Botox is typically used as a preventive measure, starting as early as age 25. It's also favored by individuals in professions like acting, modeling, and presenting, who wish to maintain natural muscle mobility in areas like the forehead.
BTX approved by M.S.H Clinic. Our Botox®/Dysport® anti-wrinkle injectable treatment is an exclusive customized experience, dedicated to preserving youthful skin primarily by addressing expression lines. Dr. Margarita Vergolia meticulously examines facial expressions, identifies the precise injection points, and tailors a personalized plan to achieve a natural enhancement that highlights unique features, without any drastic alterations. The dosage is individualized, taking into account factors such as gender, age, and the level of muscle activity in the target area. You can expect Botox®/Dysport®, Baby Botox, or Microbotox to begin taking effect within 48 hours post-injection, with the full results becoming apparent within 10 days. Typically, this treatment is recommended every 4 to 6 months to maintain the desired results.
What do you say Dr. Vergolia?
“Botox has become a part of our daily lives, but it’s crucial to remember that only when it is done correctly can it offer a refreshed, well-rested and naturally beautiful appearance that does not appear to have undergone the slightest intervention. Done poorly, with bad technique, and exaggerations, the result can be quite the opposite – an unnatural, 'frozen' look with distorted features.”
“As the saying goes, “Ugliness is visible, Beauty is invisible” ,therefore the key to a successful outcome is choosing the right dermatologist or plastic surgeon who understands the delicate balance needed to achieve a natural result.”
“I often compare the role of a doctor to that of an architect to my patients. Just as an architect needs both knowledge and an eye for aesthetics to design a house that blends seamlessly with its surroundings, a doctor requires not only knowledge and skill but also a sense of aesthetics. This enables them to “design” the right Botox treatment after carefully assessing factors like the individual's age, lifestyle, and overall appearance.”
“It's important to recognize that a 30-year-old person's needs differ from those of a 60-year-old. Additionally, the doctor should consider the condition of the skin on the rest of the face. Even if Botox is applied perfectly to the forehead, the overall result may not be aesthetically pleasing if there's significant skin laxity in other facial areas.”
“The decisive factor for achieving a successful outcome lies in the quality of the product used. Unfortunately, there are counterfeit Botox products of questionable origin circulating in the market. These lack the necessary studies and the backing of reputable brands to guarantee the formulation's quality, the longevity of its effects, and the absence of side effects. This is why you should always choose a doctor you trust completely. Be cautious if you come across Botox treatments offered at unusually low prices, as they often signal a potential deficiency either in the quality of the product or the provider's expertise.”