Botox is a purified toxin injected underneath the affected skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, preventing their progress. This is done by relaxing the muscles that cause them, giving a vibrant, and youthful appearance as a result.

Botox is a typical brand that is known to temporarily remove wrinkles that paralyze the facial muscles.

Aside of its cosmetic properties, we apply Botox for different reasons:

  • Wrinkles
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
  • To reduce the volume of jaw muscles

Dr. Raúl López is one of the surgeons who applies more Botox in Mexico


Gives a younger appearance by applying it to wrinkles

The application to reduce the appearance of wrinkles is one of the most common uses. It can be applied on the forehead, the “crow’s feet”, around the lips, and in the wrinkles between the eyebrows.

Gives a sharper appearance to the face
Some people have a very square and prominent face, the problem can be caused by the exaggerated growth of the jaw muscles.

Applying the toxin in the jaw decreases the volume giving a sharper appearance to the face.

It is used as a treatment for facial paralysis

Botox® can help relax facial muscles that may have become tight and painful, as well as prevent unwanted facial tics.
Also, it can help relax movements on the dominant side of the face. This helps to give the face a more balanced appearance even when the patient is speaking or gesturing.

As a treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

Botox® blocks the stimulus that causes sweating. It is particularly useful for excessive sweating located in the patient’s armpits, feet or hands. It is recommended to repeat the procedure every 6 to 12 months.

As a treatment for saggy eyebrows
Botox® results in the relaxation of the brow muscles, and when administered correctly, the eyebrows can be lifted.

Reduces migraine pain

Botox® will reduce many of the migraine symptoms such as sensitivity to light, nausea, which makes migraine treatment easier.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Botox is injected in specific treatment areas with an ultrafine needle. It blocks the nerve signals necessary for the facial muscles to contract. The repetitive contraction of the facial muscles causes fine lines and wrinkles. Once injected, the neuromodulator relaxes the muscles and reduces the appearance of lines or wrinkles in the area. You will see your results gradually over 3-5 days after the injection.

The effect can last up to 3-6 months. In hyperhidrosis the effect can last from 6 to 12 months.

It is recommended for an application every 4 months, but it may vary depending to the patient’s case

Botox can be used to treat lines and wrinkles in different facial areas, including the forehead frown, the eye area, and the lines of the lips and back of the nose. It can be injected to soften chin dimples. Botox can also be injected into the jaw muscles to help ease the pain of teeth grinding or for a jaw-slimming effect.

Botox treatments are quick with minimal discomfort. Treatment does not require anesthesia or recovery time. Many people receive Botox during their lunch hours and are able to return to work immediately after their appointment.

The procedure is not considered to be painful. Each patient shows different sensitivity or tolerance. We employ a device that reduces discomfort during application. Most patients report a brief period of discomfort during the injection, which does not persist once the procedure is complete.

Some patients may wonder if they are “too young” or “too old” to try Botox. There is no right or wrong age to start using Botox. Patients should be evaluated and consulted by a medical professional prior to treatment. Many millennials start using Botox in their twenties when they start to notice lines and wrinkles or as a preventative measure.

Yes, Botox is an FDA approved treatment to reverse lines and wrinkles. However, patients who are pregnant, nursing, or have certain neurological diseases should not receive Botox treatments.

One week before treatment, most doctors will advise patients to stop taking blood-thinning medications or supplements such as aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners, gingkobiloba, or ginseng. This will help minimize bruising after the procedure.

Side effects of a Botox treatment can include bruising, swelling, redness, or tenderness around the injection site, all of which will resolve without intervention after a few days to a week. There is a risk that Botox will spread to unwanted muscles and cause temporary lowering of the upper eyelid, so it is recommended that the patient avoid lying down for the first 4 hours after application.


It generally takes 3-5 days to see the effects of Botox. For some, it may take up to 1 day to notice the final effects. Botox results typically last between 3-6 months from the date of injection. Over time, the body metabolizes Botox, leading to the slow return of muscle movement in the treatment area. Patients may choose to maintain their Botox results for longer periods by undergoing periodic maintenance treatments every 3-4 months.

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