Botulinum toxin is a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum which weakens muscles where applied. By relaxing the facial muscles, certain wrinkles disappear or mitigate. It is a very safe product and has been used in medicine for over 20 years. It must not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding and it is not recommended in patients with myasthenia gravis.

Where can it be applied?
It can be applied in any muscle where we want to reduce its contractile ability. It is indicated for treatment of diseases such as LINK essential blepharospasm (involuntary closing of the eyelids) or dystonia or hemi facial spasm. It can also be used for aesthetic purposes and for the treatment of hyper hidrosis or excessive sweating, decreasing the productivity of  sweat glands. Aesthetically, there are three areas where Botulinum toxin works especially well:
  • frown lines (glabella).
  • forehead.
  • crow’s feet.
It is a simple and effective treatment for wrinkles. It makes surgery unnecessary  and can be supplemented with other treatments such as blepharoplasty, chemical peels and fillings. (LINK en blef, peeling and fillings)

How does it work?
Botulinum toxin acts on the muscles, causing temporary paralysis of the muscle fibres for about 4 to 8 months. Maximum effect after the injection will show after 4-7 days. The injection is painless and requires 10-15 minutes per session. The patient usually has a check up a week after the first injection. Our goal is to improve aesthetics without losing one’s expression.  

How long does the effect last?
The effect is temporary, it lasts between 4 and 6 months. After this period you can repeat the procedure with every guarantee of success.

Botulinum toxin treatments are very safe, complications are extremely rare and if they occur they are transitory.

If you feel that your look is tired, or you notice you have droopy eyelids or you just have a question about how to rejuvenate your eyes, remember that you can send us your details through our inquiry form on-line; the doctor will reply to you as quickly as possible. If you prefer to make an appointment with Dr. Estrella Fernández in Palma de Mallorca, remember that the first informative consultation on aesthetics is free of charge.  Dr. Estrella Fernandez will make a thorough examination to determine the best technique to handle your particular case and will provide you with the necessary details and recommendations adapted to it.

Both the surgical and non-surgical techniques we apply are mildly invasive, painless, and provide a fast recovery. The results are spectacular, natural and permanent or long term.

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