Botox: questions and answers cosmetologists – dermatologists

Stars have long been considered Botox a panacea for many ills: it relieves from wrinkles and sweat. However, us mere mortals have a lot of questions about this wonder drug. We asked to answer our questions about Botox professionals in this business.

Answer us cosmetologists and dermatologists: Julia Stiralka (beautician of the center of aesthetic surgery “Aesthetic Clinics”), GUZ Elena vital’evna (doctor the dermatologist — cosmetician of Clinic Daisuke) and Zhanna Mironova (doctor dermatologist medical center “Emerita”).

I read that Botox is a toxin. It is not exactly dangerous for the body? After all, the part still enters the bloodstream, otherwise can not be.

The basis of the drug Botox is a botulinum toxin type a (BT-A). This substance is able to lower the tone of the muscles are in constant tension, and this effect is widely used in various fields of medicine, such as neurology, gynecology, Pediatrics etc. for medicinal purposes.

The concomitant effect of application of BT-A is alignment of the skin surface over the area of its application. This effect is used in aesthetic medicine for correction of mimic wrinkles of the face, smoothing of the jawline, eliminate wrinkled mesh decollete and neck, as well as for the treatment of hyperhidrosis due to a decline in the functioning of sweat glands.

BT-A is measured in units of (ED). The number of units used in aesthetic medicine, is insignificant and absolutely safe for the body.

What drugs are used for Botox, how best to choose and what is the price of Botox in Moscow?

— In addition to Botox, there are other varieties of preparations of BT-A, produced, for example, in China (lantox), etc. Their distinguishing feature, in addition to low cost, is mild and short, so clinics and high-level professionals prefer the preparations Botox and Dysport.

The prices in Moscow vary within 200-500 rubles per 1 IU of drug. The required number of UNITS is determined by the technician during the inspection at the consultation.

Botox and Dysport are two different things or one and the same? I did not understand.

— Preparations of Botox and Dysport are identical to each other in action and different producing countries.

From what age you can do Botox? I am 16 years old, I have wrinkles on my forehead and corners of eyes.

— Preparations of BT-A may use at a young age when there are significant indications, for example, increased sweating that is characteristic of adolescence, or wrinkles of the face, characteristic of older age.

The important point about the age is choosing the right number of MEALS and frequency of use of these drugs. Avoid the use of BT-A in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

If the Botox side effects?

After Botox injections the possible side effects in the form of small bruises, puffiness (under eyes), headache (during the injection of the frontal muscle), lowering of the eyebrows, the change of mimics, the redistribution of wrinkles. All these effects disappear within 2-3 weeks.

After Botox injections once the effect occurs, or we have to wait? What effect to expect? For example, I want to do the shots that did not appear crow’s feet eyes. And what, then it will not be eye sesurity?

— Limitation of mimicry occurs 3-5 days after injection but the full effect with a view to the possible correction evaluated after 2-3 weeks. To facial expressions were limited, but his face looked natural, use small doses of the drug.

I often sweat, interested in Botox in the armpits. Not if it hurts? I’m not going to sweat? How much is such procedure in Moscow? And how long will results last?

Botulinum toxin products give good results when sweating. Injections in the armpit area is slightly sensitive and usually do not require anesthesia. With hyperhidrosis of the soles and palms require anesthesia. The toxin temporarily blocks the sweat glands in the area of its introduction in other parts of the skin perspiration is retained.

The duration of effect is individual, from 4 to 8 months.

The cost of the procedure depends on the dose of administered drug. The clinic Minisuka — from 20000 rubles.

Very interested in Botox, has already decided to do, not dare to choose where. Where do you suggest I do – in clinics, or maybe just in a beauty salon? How to choose a clinic?

— I believe that all the medical treatments, which include Botox correction, must be done in the medical institutions (clinic), where there are all conditions for carrying out this kind of procedures and wide experience of the use of botulinum toxin preparations from the doctors.

And I am embarrassed that after injections of Botox will be redness and swelling at the injection. It’s a long time?

After Botox injections swellings, as a rule, does not remain, the procedure does not last long. Is quick and painless.

Do I need to go to the hospital to do Botox? Tell me how is the procedure of Botox how to prepare for it… well, everything.

In — patient at the clinic is not necessary, as the procedure takes about 10 minutes. Botox is performed in the doctor’s office, clinic, outpatient, subject to the conditions of complete sterility.

Is it possible to make Botox into several areas? Want and lines on the face to remove, and in the armpits from sweat to do.

— Botox can be done simultaneously in several areas: face, neck, armpits, soles of the brush, as the product is water soluble and easily excreted from the body.

Read about creams with Botox effect. If they could replace injections? Afraid of injections!

Creams containing Botox cannot be a substitute for Botox that is injected with injections. The creams are unable to act on muscle tissue, since they are deeper than the top layer of skin, the epidermis.

Once did Botox in the corners of his eyes. The effect pleased me very much, but he was starting to disappear. How many times can I do the next injection, and how often to do Botox, to not have any addiction?

— Botox injections can be repeated every 4-6 months, as the drug is used.

Let me remind you that questions about Botox answered:

  • Julia Stiralka, beauty Center aesthetic surgery “Aesthetic Clinics”
  • GUZ Elena vital’evna, the doctor the dermatologist — cosmetician of Clinic Danishka
  • Zhanna Mironova, doctor dermatologist medical center “Emerita”

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