What is a Botox Treatment?
Botox is a natural purified protein that relaxes wrinkles causing muscles, creating rejuvenated appearance. The active ingredient in Botox treatment is derived from bacteria in much the same way, penicillin is derived from mould. It is manufactured in a sterile laboratory conditions. Botox is a prescription only medicine and treatment is only available from a qualified medical professional.
How does Botox treatment work?
Botox can be used to relax specific facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. Once the muscles are relaxed, you cannot contract those preventing undesirable facial expressions. Thus the lines are prevented from forming.
How long does Botox treatment last?
The effect can last up to 4 months before lines slowly begin to return. If you have repeat 3.4596 treatments, the effect last longer.
Does Botox treatment cause more wrinkles to form?
Botox will relax the facial muscles that cause expression lines. It prevents wrinkles from forming. If you choose not to have further Botox treatments your muscles will eventually return to normal activity and your wrinkles will gradually revert to their pre-treatment levels.
How quickly can I see a difference?
Within 3 days you may notice a softening in the appearance of your frown lines between your brows and it takes up to 7 days to see the full results. The area will continue t improve for up to improve for up to a month.
Are there any Side effects?
In the amounts used for the treatment of facial lines, the side effects are usually temporary and localized to the area of the injection. Possible side effects include headaches, pain , burning, swelling or redness at the injection site, local muscle weakness including dropping eyelids/ eyebrows, swollen eyelids, skin tightness, tingling sensations, itching/aching forehead, nausea and flu-like symptoms.
Myths and Facts:
Myth: Unnatural, frozen or expressionless face
Fact: If Botox is injected by a trained and experienced physician it leads to a very natural and satisfactory look
Myth: Very Painful0
Fact: Generally these procedures pain like a bees sting. It also depends upon individual threshhold.
Myth: Not Safe
Fact: Botox is a US FDA approved product and has been extensively researched with a well established safety profile. It is so safe that it can even be injected to children suffering from Cerebral Palsy and that too in a very high dosage as compared to the dose used in cosmetic indications. Till date, more than 29 million patients worldwide have experienced and been benefited from Botox.
Myth: Very Expensive Procedures
Fact: These procedures are generally not very expensive and quite affordable if you compare the amount which is usually spent on facials, massages and other superficial remedies. The cost depends upon the area which you want to treat with these procedures which can be appropriately evaluated by a trained/ experienced injector.
Myth: These procedures are only for Celebrities
Fact: Contrary to popular belief, these procedures are most widely used by common people and not only by celebrities.