Aesthetic surgery

Tiia Tamme M.D., Ph.D.

Modell260715 Botulinum toxin injections are among the most efficient procedures of facial aesthetic medicine. This fact is also supported by study results from Europe as well as America where botoulinum injections continue to rank first among the five most common cosmetic procedures.

Botulinum has been used in medical procedures for over thirty years and by now it can be said that immediate effects of botulinum toxin include relaxation of mimetic muscles and smoothing of wrinkles while the substance also possesses long-term preventive qualities that improve skin structure. Repeated injections result is the softening of deep wrinkles, increased vitality and more youthful appearance of the skin.

Botulinum toxin is used as treatment of pathological conditions of the facial area as well as to improve facial aesthetics (facial contouring). The use of botulinum in aesthetic medicine as a wrinkle correction tool is well-known, yet botulinum has been successfully used also for the following: headache (tension/stress headache, migraine) treatment, remodeling of the lower third of the face, treatment of facial nerve paralysis, facial asymmetry correction, bruxism (excessive grinding of the teeth) treatment, lifting of the corners of the eyebrow and mouth, correction of excessive gingival display while smiling (gummy smile), treatment of facial and lower jaw pain, and reduction in excessive salivary flow.

For aesthetic purposes, botulinum can be used to smooth vertical and horizontal wrinkles of the forehead, crow’s feet at the outer corner of the eye, and reshape the facial contour, i.e. gain a result comparable to that of a facelift.

Botulinum injections are administered by using a superfine needle and patients are free to resume their everyday activities immediately following the procedure.

Therapeutic effect arrives in 24-72 hours and lasts 3-4 months, gradually diminishing after that. With repeated botulinum injections, the therapeutic effect has been noted to last longer; it can be used in combination with other facial cosmetic procedures.

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Dr. Tiia Tamme Kirugia OÜ - Reg. nr. 12616953

Tallinn, I-Med, Kivisilla 4

Tartu, L.Puusepa 8

Pärnu, Aida 1