Reduction of facial wrinkles – botulinum toxin

What are the effects of the treatment?

Botulinum toxin is a drug. The effect of its action is to eliminate facial wrinkles, among others:


– wrinkles on the forehead and the furrow between the eyebrows (the so-called lion’s wrinkle)
– so-called crow’s feet around the eyes
– smoker’s wrinkles


In addition, you can get the effect of eyelids or corners of the mouth lifting. Botulinum toxin injection treatment can ease furrows on the décolletage and neck and correct the jawline.


Botulinum toxin is also used to treat bruxism, paroxysmal migraines, and hyperhidrosis.

Who is the treatment intended for?

Frequent frowning of the eyebrows, squinting of the eyes causes the muscles to contract, thus forming wrinkles. Over the years, the skin loses elasticity, wrinkles begin to deepen and give the face a tired, angry or unpleasant look. Often regardless of how we feel ‘internally’.


Botulinum toxin injection treatment is recommended at the onset of the first noticeable facial wrinkles – only then can the skin be effectively smoothed and their further deepening stopped. For more pronounced furrows, the doctor will recommend larger doses of the toxin. Often, further treatment with tissue filler may be nedded.

What does the procedure involve?

Small doses of botulinum toxin are injected into the muscle tissue responsible for wrinkles. The result of this action is the blocking of the muscle’s contractile activity, resulting in the correction of wrinkles. Treating wrinkles caused by facial muscle activity with botulinum toxin is one of the most commonly performed aesthetic medicine procedures in the world.


The effect is usually obtained within 2-4 days after the procedure. The full effect occurs after 14 days.

Post-treatment recommendations

Avoiding taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs a few days before the scheduled surgery. Return to daily activities immediately after administration of the drug. Avoiding massaging and rubbing the injection sites, significant bending of the head such as when tying shoes, intense exercise, sun exposure and alcohol for 24 hours after the treatment.

Contraindications and side effects

Any medical procedure, including aesthetics, is fraught with the risk of side effects due to its invasiveness. The safety and comfort of the patient is our priority, so we make every effort to minimize risks at every step and immediately and professionally counteract possible complications. Exact information about each procedure, its course, preparation and possible side effects, is discussed at the consultation appointment preceding the procedure.


The main contraindications are:


– hypersensitivity to botulinum toxin or to any of the drug’s excipients
– generalized muscle dysfunction (e.g., myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome)
– the presence of infection or inflammation at the site of the planned injection
pregnancy and lactation period


Side effects can usually be observed in the first week and are transient in nature. Local pain, tenderness, itching, swelling and/or hematoma may occur after botulinum toxin application.

How often should the treatment be repeated?

The maximum effect of the treatment lasts up to approx. 4 months after administration. The interval between injection sessions should not be less than 3 months.