WHAT IS THE WRINKLE TREATMENT WITH TOXIN
The toxin is a purified protein that when injected in specific areas, reduces the activity of the strongest facial muscles, which are responsible for the glabella lines, frown lines and “crow’s feet”. As the muscles are restrained in their movement, the skin can rest and the wrinkles are softened.
The toxin can be used as:
Prevention: although there is no right age to apply the toxin, this can be done in very young people, to prevent the outbreak of the first expression lines and the surge of wrinkles by muscle contraction.
Treatment: When expression lines are already visible, usually from the age of 30, the application of toxin relaxes the muscles, so that the wrinkles caused by their contraction are smoothed.
FOR WHOM IS
A WRINKLE TREATMENT WITH TOXIN INDICATED?
The toxin treatment is aimed at all people who have visible expression lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes (“crow’s feet”), resulting from the frequent contraction of these muscles. It is also intended for young men and women, who wish to prevent the appearance of these lines.
BEFORE AND AFTER CASES OF Wrinkle Treatment with Toxin
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT
AFTER A WRINKLE TREATMENT WITH TOXIN
The result of the wrinkle treatment with toxin is visible 3 to 4 days after the procedure and the final result is expected 1 to 2 weeks later. The treatment will provide the following results:
- Smoother and more radiant skin;
- Disguised wrinkles;
- A rejuvenated and natural look.
IN WHICH AREAS OF THE FACE
CAN TOXIN BE APPLIED?
Regarding the treatment and prevention of skin aging, the toxin is generally applied in the following areas:
- Between the eyebrows (“frown Lines”);
- In the upper part of the nose (“bunny lines”);
- Around the eyes (“crow’s feet”).
WRINKLE TREATMENT WITH TOXIN
The wrinkle treatment with toxin is a minimally invasive, fast treatment and the discomfort is minimal and brief.
To maintain the results, you must repeat the treatment every 5 months.
Preliminary skin cleansing.
The toxin is administered in the area to be treated through microinjections (at a minimum depth).
Treatment may be performed at any time of the year.
AFTER TREATMENT PRECAUTIONS
The treatment of wrinkles with toxin is a minimally invasive treatment that does not require recovery time. However, you must respect some precautions:
- Do not lower your head in the 4 hours after the treatment;
- Avoid direct sun exposure for 24 hours;
- Do not perform physical activity for 24 hours;
- Do not massage the treated area for 3 days.
WITH TOXIN STEP-BY-STEP
Before the treatment, the skin is cleaned.
MARKING THE PATIENT
The markings are made in the area where the toxin will be applied.
The toxin is administered at strategic points through microinjections.
BENEFITS OF THE WRINKLE TREATMENT WITH TOXIN
The toxin has several medical applications, but it is in the aesthetic area that it is most popular.
Treatment with toxin has several benefits:
- Rejuvenates and revitalizes the skin;
- Prevents and treats wrinkles and expression lines;
- Minimally invasive;
- No anesthesia required;
- No recovery time;
- Almost immediate result;
- Safe, fast and effective;
- Reversible results.
Dr. Ana Mendes Gomes / Aesthetic Medicine
Member of The Portuguese Medical Association – Nr. 55658
Has a master’s degree in medicine by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Masaryk in Brno and later completed a master’s degree in aesthetic medicine and anti-aging at the Complutense University of Madrid. She is a specialist in family medicine by the Regional Health Administration of the Lisbon Area.
Throughout her career, she undertook specific training in minimally invasive procedures, namely in the application of Toxin, facial fillers, thread lifts and facial mesotherapy, thus differentiating herself in the treatment and prevention of skin aging.
Dr. Mafalda Cleto / Aesthetic Medicine
Member of The Portuguese Medical Association – Nr. 52818
Has a master’s in medicine by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon with a specialization in family medicine. She specialized in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine at the Complutense University of Madrid.
Throughout her training, she took several national and international courses in the field of aesthetic medicine, namely training in different types of facial fillers, application of toxin, application of peels and she took several courses on corpses in order to deepen her knowledge on facial anatomy.
In the area of aesthetic medicine, she performs numerous procedures, such as the application of toxin and fillers, both for correcting wrinkles and for facial harmonization (filling in dark circles, cheekbones, lips, jaw, chin and rhinomodelation), usage of biostimulators to improve skin quality and flaccidity; thread lifts and biostimulation; techniques that aim to improve the texture and quality of the skin, such as chemical peel, microneedling, facial and body mesotherapy, and sclerotherapy.
In her view, aesthetic medicine encompasses a set of minimally invasive medical procedures, which should be used to enhance the natural beauty of each individual and help delay the signs of aging.
She found her vocation in aesthetic medicine as it allows her to help people regain their self-esteem and increase their physical and psychological well-being.
Wrinkle Treatment with Toxin
IS TOXIN APPLICATION SAFE?
The wrinkle treatment with toxin is minimally invasive and has a very low rate of complications. However, to be carried out safely, you must choose an accredited clinic and a doctor specialized in aesthetic medicine, with several years of experience in this type of treatment.
HOW MUCH DOES A WRINKLE TREATMENT WITH TOXIN COST IN LISBON?
The price of a wrinkle treatment with toxin depends on the initial condition of the skin and the number of areas you want to treat. During the evaluation medical appointment, a treatment plan will be presented, along with its exact price.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
As it is a fast process and extremely thin needles are used, the application of toxin does not require any anesthesia. Discomfort is minimal and brief.
HOW QUICKLY WILL RESULTS BE NOTICEABLE AND HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
The effects of the treatment are visible 3 to 4 days after the procedure, and the final results are noticeable 1 to 2 weeks later.
HOW LONG DOES THE RESULT LAST?
The result of the toxin lasts between 4 and 6 months, but this is different for every person.
WILL I HAVE AN ARTIFICIAL APPEARANCE?
The recommended doses of toxin per zone are extremely safe and are not intended to paralyze the muscles, but instead to relax them. The training and experience of the doctor who performs the treatment is essential to obtain natural and discreet results.
FROM WHAT AGE CAN I UNDERGO A WRINKLE TREATMENT WITH TOXIN?
Treatment can be performed as soon as the first expression wrinkles appear. Nowadays it is increasingly common for younger people to seek this type of treatment, in order to prevent facial aging.
CAN MEN UNDERGO A TREATMENT WITH TOXIN TOO?
Facial aesthetics is no longer a female exclusive issue. There is a growing preoccupation with image amongst the male community, and toxin treatments are amongst the most sought after by today’s man. Due to muscle contraction being stronger in men, a greater quantity of product is frequently required.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TOXIN AND FACIAL FILLINGS?
It is often wrongly thought that the toxin and facial fillers act the same, but they are totally different treatments. While filling with hyaluronic acid replenishes and increases the volume of certain areas of the face, the toxin does not fill in depressions. The toxin relaxes the muscles, preventing and softening the wrinkles that appear due to muscle contraction.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS AND ADVANTAGES OF THE TOXIN?
The toxin treatments allow noticeable and almost immediate results, without anesthesia and without recovery time. The application of the toxin is safe, fast and effective, approved by the FDA and fully reversible.
WHAT SIDE EFFECTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A TOXIN TREATMENT?
The toxin is generally well tolerated and complications are rare. However, after treatment, small marks, or soft bruising may appear on the most sensitive areas. These disappear after a few days.
What are the contraindications of the toxin?
Treatment of wrinkles with toxin is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Specific health conditions must be evaluated by the aesthetic medicine specialist.