Botulinum toxin marketed under the name of Vistabel by the laboratory Allergan, has been used in France since 2003 where it received authorization to be marketed by the Ministry of Health.
Its official indication is the treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows.
The treatment involves injecting very small doses of active ingredient purified botulinum toxin into the muscles responsible for wrinkles to relax them.
The effectiveness appears within the first week, with results at a peak from the period from 1 to 4 months. The return to the initial state is progressive from the 4th or 6th month, normal muscle movement returns to normal and wrinkles gradually reappear. A new session of botulinum toxin can be then proposed.
As always in aesthetic medicine, the patient is guaranteed the safety of treatments and the reversibility of effects.
In general, you should plan a second session after respecting the 3 month minimum period. The reinjection will take place from the time the wrinkle reappears.
Contraindications are infrequent, but it is important to tell the aesthetician of pregnancy, myasthenia gravis, neuromuscular diseases, concomitant therapy with aminoglycosides, people with an allergy to botulinum toxin, inflammatory dermatosis in between the eyebrows, any anti-coagulant treatment .