The popular b otox (botulinum toxin for experts) is one of the best treatments for facial rejuvenation , since it allows to improve wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows and crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes). It should not be confused with hyaluronic acid, which is also another of the star techniques to eliminate facial wrinkles and even improve flaccidity. But Botox has other uses, such as controlling the excess sweat on the palms of the hands, the armpits and the soles of the feet. In addition, one of the latest applications allows to improve oily and acne-prone skin.
Although oily skin is a common condition in adolescence, there are many men who, after 30 or 40, have to deal with this type of skin on a daily basis. the unsightly glitters enlarged pores and even acne breakouts are some of the drawbacks of oily skin. Well now, in addition to using specific creams, you can resort to microbotox .
What is microbotox and how is it applied?
The doctor elia roo rodriguez a member of the GEDET (Spanish Group of Aesthetic and Therapeutic Dermatology of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venerology), explains that “microbotox consists of the botulinum toxin microdrop injection a type A diluted intradermally, superficially and in small doses. It can be used alone or combined with non-crosslinked hyaluronic acid or vitamins”.
The surgeon and aesthetic doctor, virtues ruiz adds that “a much greater dilution is made than in its normal application, since we do not infiltrate the muscles, but the dermis (skin), and multiple injection points are made all over the face (instead of doing it in localized and specific points, as in the traditional application of the toxin)”. In fact, in his clinic (Virtud Estética) they apply it using their own technique with a device called Nanosoft. “This allows us to know to what depth we are injecting it, since we have to go only to the dermis and not to the muscles. With Nanosoft we make small papules all over the face, following the langhan lines; or in specific areas, such as the wrinkles on the cheeks, to improve them along with the appearance of the skin”, comments the doctor Mary Vincent surgeon and aesthetic doctor of Virtud Estética.
To reduce discomfort, an anesthetic cream can be previously applied.
What benefits does microbotox have?
From GEDET they assure that microbotox, which receives other names such as microtoxin or mesobotox, “ reduces fat production of the sebaceous glands, the redness of the skin and acts on the superficial muscular insertions. There are scientific studies that demonstrate its effectiveness in the treatment of acne and rosacea. The effectiveness is due to its action on a neurotransmitter: acetylcholine, which works by decreasing the action of the erector hair muscles, the g sweat and sebaceous lands of the skin and sebocytes.
On the other hand, according to the GEDET experts, “it also inhibits the release of inflammatory mediators: substance P, another neurotransmitter involved in the inflammatory response, improving the reddened skin . It is also used to improve flaccidity of the jawline and neck in younger patients, and as a complement to conventional botulinum toxin treatment, to treat specific areas such as wrinkles on the lower eyelids or cheeks.
Dr. Virtudes Ruiz adds that “it is also applied in scars to improve their appearance when they are hypertrophied or keloid. In addition, it improves the quality of the skin and patients perceive a eff ecto lifting generalized since it provides a more relaxed and elastic aspect”.
How long do your results last?
If you decide to fight your skin fat or your rosacea with botox it is essential that you go to a medical , dermatologist, or skin expert to get a good result. After application, there may be some inflammation and redness that disappears after hours and even some small bruises may appear on some skins. Results last between 3 and 4 months , so to maintain them it is necessary to repeat the treatment. Regarding the price, in Aesthetic Virtue, the session costs 300 euros.