Botox (botulinum toxin) is a substance that temporarily reduces muscle contraction by acting at the neuromuscular junction (muscle relaxant action).
Such use smoothes the skin relief, thus obtaining a rejuvenating effect. By releasing muscle tension as well as a preventive and protective effect against aging. When the treatment is maintain over the long term.
The essential objective of this treatment is to reduce wrinkles and fine lines at rest and not to prevent muscle contraction. The result will therefore be judge mainly on the appearance of wrinkles at rest. We can however observe, in dynamics, an attenuation of the power of contraction of the targeted muscles, without them being “paralyzed”.
With regard to the balance between the lowering and lifting muscles. Botulinum toxin by attenuating the action of a group of muscles, attenuates the wrinkles due to these muscles but releases the action of the antagonistic muscles. The goal is to treat the muscular balance and thus obtain a harmonization of the face.