3 May 2022



Botulinum toxin

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When can I start using Botox?

Tempted by Botox injections, but wondering if you’re too young to start? As we never get tired of telling our clients, the key word when it comes to preserving skin quality is: prevention.

What is botulinum toxin?

Better known as Botox®, this protein inhibits the release of acetylcholine, which makes muscles contract. Injected in small doses, it causes temporary and progressive muscle relaxation.

This benchmark anti-aging product is used in aesthetic medicine to:

  • Soften forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet
  • Relax muscles
  • Reduce hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)
  • Soften the jaw (bruxism)
  • Correct a gummy smile

Remember that, contrary to popular belief, botulinum toxin is never used to add volume. That’s a job for hyaluronic acid!

Botox is naturally absorbed after 4 – 6 months and presents no danger to the body.

Botox, repair or prevent?

Skin quality deteriorates with age: the decline in our natural reserves of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin cause skin sagginess along with furrows, wrinkles and expression lines.

Botox injections play a role in preventing the signs of aging. Although we can’t stop time, you can always slow it down with preventive actions. In fact, the key to beautiful skin is to act before the marks of time appear. Contrary to popular belief, using botulinum toxin injections when you’re 25 years old does not mean you have to increase your session frequency or the amount used over time, all you have to do is maintain your routine.

Of course, botulinum toxin injections also allow us to repair time’s impact, by smoothing existing wrinkles. However, if you want to preserve your facial features for the long term, it’s a good idea to start using Botox as soon as possible.

Botox or Baby Botox, what’s the difference?

Botox is the ICONIC Clinic’s favourite injection technique. It smooths wrinkles and refreshes features without distorting how you express your emotions or freezing your face. Our expert beauty doctors use a precision injector to achieve natural results, and tailor the dose to each patient’s beauty needs.

Baby Botox is a rejuvenation technique that uses the ideal microdose to prevent wrinkles. In short, we use Botox to smooth marked areas of the face. And in this Baby Botox procedure, we inject microdoses of botulinum toxin across the face to preserve a youthful complexion.

Where do I start?

By booking a beauty consultation with one of our ICONIC Clinic experts! We will listen to your concerns and define a tailored treatment plan for you. We make sure we adapt to meet your expectations, to enhance your features without ever changing them.


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Hyaluronic acid



Volumizing effect

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Are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Permanent?

Hyaluronic acid is one of the molecules naturally present in our skin. It can attract and retain water, which helps moisturize and add volume. Synthetic hyaluronic acid is used to repair the loss of volume caused by skin aging. So it performs the same function as volumizing make-up.

Hyaluronic acid is also popular because it can be used to reshape different parts of the face, including lips, under-eye bags and deep creases. It can also be used to fill wrinkles and expression lines.

Hyaluronic acid fillers: can they be reabsorbed?

Yes, hyaluronic acid injections can be reabsorbed. The impact of these fillers may vary, according to the type of material used, the area being treated and each individual patient’s skin type and lifestyle. It is also biodegradable. Which makes it safe to use.

The volumizing effect lasts from 6 to 9 months. This period is extended when the filler is injected into areas that are less mobile.

Everything you need to know about the results of hyaluronic acid fillers

Hyaluronic acid fillers produce more natural results when your doctor respects your anatomy, history and face shape while performing the injection. The results are visible immediately after the procedure. But they become perfect after a period of 5 to 10 days.

Has your hyaluronic acid filler migrated?

Most cases we correct at our facial beauty clinic in Barcelona involve hyaluronic acid filler procedures administered to treat facial hollows and under-eye bags. These issues tend to result from incorrect dosage, or previous injections that were too deep or too shallow. These may result in under-eye bags that last for several years.

We also work with outpatients who suffered injection failures in their nasolabial fold, marionette line and around the mouth. Issues may have been caused by poor distribution of the product.

Can you correct hyaluronic acid filler errors?

Hyaluronic acid offers many benefits in comparison with other fillers. It can be reabsorbed, which makes it less risky than other treatments. And our skin can tolerate it for one to two years after injection. But the main advantage is that it can be rapidly reabsorbed with hyaluronidase.

Hyaluronidase can dissolve hyaluronic acid. So if there is ever an injection mistake, your doctor can correct everything and start from scratch. Hyaluronidase can also be used to remove under-eye bags, and remodel misshapen lips.

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