At between 35 and 45 years of age, expression lines on the forehead become increasingly pronounced. In such cases, botulinum toxin –more commonly known as Botox or Vistabel– is one of aesthetic medicine’s great trump cards. The treatment, which must be carried out by a specialist doctor, consists in almost painless microinjections into the facial muscles. Botulinum toxin is a purified natural protein with properties that help relax the face’s musculature and noticeably reduce wrinkles and frown lines. Its effect becomes noticeable after three or four days and lasts for some six months. It is a non-invasive procedure that requires neither allergy testing nor anaesthetics and leaves no scars.
This treatment is recommended for those with frown lines on their forehead and around their eyes, but who do not want surgery. It can also be applied to the throat and cleavage to give these areas a more youthful appearance.