Botox is a cosmetic injectable that improves the appearance of moderate to severe crow’s feet lines, frown lines and forehead lines between the eyebrows. It is used to treat some muscular conditions and removing wrinkles by paralyzing the muscles temporarily. Being made of neurotoxin, which is known as botulinum toxin, it is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Botulinum toxin has been approved for these therapeutic applications:
The botulinum toxin is managed by diluting powder in saline solution and injecting it directly into the neuromuscular tissue. It usually requires 24-72 hours for the botulinum toxin to show its effect. In rare cases, it might take 5 days for the full effect of botulinum toxin to be seen.
It should not be used in lactating, pregnant women, or people who have had allergic reaction previously to the drug or any of its ingredients.
Botox reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by making them soft and smooth. Our skin specialists use wrinkle-relaxing injectables that are going to treat fine lines between the eyebrows, Crow’s feet and Forehead furrows which are horizontal lines that form over time from excessive eyebrow facial movement, and laughter.
It is a therapeutic protein when the dosage, number of treatments and various clinical treatments are taken into consideration. The most suitable way to get the desired results is by receiving injections only from an experienced provider.
Though people who are within the age group of 18 to 65 are the right candidates for Botox, you should not perform it if you:
You may see some of the results in the next 24 to 48 hours, however, you are most likely to see the maximum effect after 30 days. These time frames are just average indicators as it will vary from person to person.
The effects may last from three to six months. Many factors are responsible for the longevity of the treatment. As muscle action gradually returns, the wrinkles and fine lines begin to re-appear and they need to be treated again. As you undergo the treatment a few times, the lines and wrinkles will start to be less and less severe as the muscles in the treated area will start to get used to it.
Some factors that may lengthen or shorten the effects include:
We use a fine needle and some drops of Botulinum Toxin that gets injected into the muscle to reduce any wrinkles in selected area. This botulinum toxin works by blocking the nerve impulses from stimulating muscles and thus, muscles relax, wrinkles reduce and your skin becomes soft. Since the injections only affect the treated area, the muscles around your face will not be affected. This means that you will still be able to have your normal facial expressions.
The Botulinum Toxin treatment involves minimal pain. There is mild burning sensation that usually wears off within a few minutes. The treatment usually requires 15 minutes.
Botulinum Toxin has been used for almost ten years to treat beauty and other serious medical conditions. These injections are safe and sterile as the treatment is not permanent, localised to the injected area and any side effects are temporary.
You will look just as you expected. There will be a few marks here and there from the injections which will disappear after a few days. There is no healing time needed and people can get back to their normal activities immediately. Make-up can even be applied right away.
You might experience tenderness and flu-like symptoms at the injection site but both of them are mild. There can be some kind of an allergy. You can also experience other complications of the Botulinum Toxin like dry eye, photosensitivity and ptosis. It is quite possible that anti-bodies are produced after the treatment, making the whole procedure ineffective.
You are advised not to go ahead with Botulinum Toxin if you are facing any of the following:
Avoid drinking alcohol or taking aspirin for 24 hours before the treatment. You need to inform the practitioner about your past history of pneumonia, bronchitis and breathing problems.
It is advised not to touch the treated area and stay upright for at least 3-4 hours. Do not have electrical stimulation to the face or facial massage for 24 hours once the treatment is done. Do not bend, kneel or overstretch excessively for 2 days after the treatment. We advise you not to drink alcohol for around 12 hours after the treatment as this can re-activate the muscles.
No. After the Botox wears off, you will probably appear fresher as Botox has a protective effect on the skin. This also prevents further progression of wrinkles and fine lines.