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Botulinum toxin injections


Botulinum toxin injections is a safe and effective treatment modality widely used to reduce facial wrinkles caused by hyperactive facial muscles. Specified doses of botulinum toxin are injected into certain selected muscles to smooth out wrinkles between the eyebrows, horizontal lines on the forehead, “crow’s feet” In the area around the eyes. The injected toxin temporarily blocks transmission of nerve impulses to affected muscles preventing their contraction and making them relax. Botulinum injections are also used to treat excessive underarms (hyperhidrosis) and palms sweating.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes about 20 minutes to complete. You will be able to go about your daily routine immediately after the treatment session. In rare cases, the injection sites might develop some small bruises, which can easily be disguised with the help of decorative cosmetics.      

How long will the desirable effect of the procedure last?

The effects of botulinum injections should typically last for about 6 months.

Is the procedure painful?

Botulinum toxin injections are normally administered without local anaesthesia. You may experience a slight burning sensation while the drug is being injected, yet, in general, the procedure is practically painless.      

What are the things one should avoid doing after the procedure?

Drinking alcohol and strenuous physical activities are to be avoided for the first 3 days following the treatment; visiting the sauna or steam bath, as well as massaging injection sites should be refrained from for at least 2 weeks after the procedure.

Are there any potential side effects?       

Any adverse effects are extremely rare. For the first few days after the injections, the patient might sometimes develop headache, slight swelling of the treated area, experience fatigue, flu-like symptoms. However, it should be borne in mind that all side effects will disappear completely within 2-3 weeks following the treatment.     

The procedure is not recommended for:  

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding mothers
  • Patients with myasthenia gravis (a disorder characterized by severe muscle weakness)

Facts about the procedure
Duration <br/>of the procedure
of the procedure
20 min.
The optimum number <br/>of procedures required
The optimum number
of procedures required
1 procedure (efekts saglabājas vidēji 6 mēnešus)
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