What is botulinum toxin?
Botulinum toxin is a drug obtained from the neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, which in medicine is used in purified form and in small doses to eliminate its toxic potential and use its capacity to relax the muscles.
We perform the personalised treatment in the consulting room according to the needs of each patient, injecting the botulinum toxin using a very fine needle into the muscle to be treated. The results are temporary and depend on the area treated and the dose used, and treatment can be repeated once the appropriate time has elapsed.
Problems treated with botulinum toxin
Botulinum toxin is currently the medication with most aesthetic and clinical indications in the market. In terms of oculofacial rejuvenation, the treatment is very sought-after to soften dynamic wrinkles, which are those that appear due to gestures and are particularly noticeable on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and “crow’s feet”. Softening them gives a rejuvenating effect without altering the shape of the face or changing the expression or characteristic features of each person.
In ophthalmology we also apply botulinum toxin for therapeutic purposes in certain cases of strabismus (injecting the extraocular muscles rotating the eye) or blepharospasm (avoiding the involuntary contracting of the orbicularis oculi muscle of the eyelids).