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What is Botulinum exotoxin A (Botox)
Botox, which is also referred to asBotulinum exotoxin Α, is produced from the bacteria causing botulism. Botulinum Toxin blocks nerves action in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction of muscle activity.
Botulinum toxin belongs to the class of medications called neuromuscular paralytic agents. It inhibits the action of the nerves that are responsible for muscle activity. For cosmetic purposes, it can be used to smooth out facial lines and wrinkles (see facial mesotherapy), such as those that form between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and around the eyes (crow’s feet). It gives skin a smoother appearance by relaxing the muscles in the area where it was infused.
A wrinkle in the skin is typically formed perpendicular to a contracting muscle located directly beneath it. For example, the muscle in the forehead is a vertical muscle, and when it contracts when you raise your eyebrows, the lines that form (wrinkles) are horizontal.
Botox isinjected into muscles, where it blocks nerve impulses to the tissues. Muscle contractions that causes reduction of the frown lines, and a smoother look result. Without a contracting muscle beneath it, the skin has a difficult time wrinkling.
Within a few hours to a few days after the infusion of the toxin into the affected muscles, the spasms or contractions are reduced or eliminated altogether. The effects of the treatment are not permanent, reportedly lasting anywhere from three to eight months. By injecting the toxin directly into a certain muscle or muscle group, the risk of it spreading to other areas of the body is greatly diminished.
Facial lines that exist when your face is totally relaxed are not very good candidates for Botox. These lines are better handled by the injectable dermalfillers. Botox can frequently “soften” these lines, but it cannot always eliminate them.
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- Natural & Immediate result in just 1 session
- Pain-free – Absolutely tolerable treatment
- Duration from 6 months to 1 year
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Which is the ideal age for someone to start Botox?
Persons aged between 18-65 years old can undergo Botox treatments. The wrinkles between the eyebrows are the result of intense muscle contractions caused due to frowning. Over time, the muscles repetitive motion creates permanent creases. These creases may not subside even when the muscle is relaxed. Since Botox exerts its action by blocking the chemical substance that causes muscle contractions, the “ideal” time period for the treatment is before the crease has become visible, and when the muscle is relaxed, in order to enhance skin’s good appearance.
What areas can Botox be used?
Botox is more often used to smooth out facial wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), and the lines that form between the eyebrows. Other areas where Botox treatment can be applied include the following:
- Sides of the nose
- Reduction of the area between the nostrils – Non-invasive rhinoplasty
- Lifting the corners of the mouth
- Jaw Firming
- Eyebrows Lifting
It can be also used to manage hyperhidrosis (of the palms, soles, underarms) and headache.
When are Botox results visible?
Normally you will see improvement within a few days. Botox requires two to four days for it to attach to the nerve ending that would stimulate the muscle to contract. The maximum effect usually occurs at about 10-14 days. Therefore, whatever effect is obtained two weeks after the injections should be considered the maximum effect that is going to occur.
Is Botox treatment painful?
Any injection can hurt, but the needles used for Botox injections are very small, so pain is usually minimal. To eliminate pain, a topical anaesthetic cream can be used. Other side effects are discussed below.
What Are the Side Effects of Botox?
Temporary bruising is the most common side effect of Botox. Headaches, which end in 24 to 48 hours, can happen, but this is rare. A small proportion of patients may develop eyelid drooping. This usually subsides within three weeks. Following the dermatologist’s post-treatment instructions is of utmost importance.
Is it a safe treatment?
Botox injections are relatively safe when the treatment is applied by an experienced dermatologist. Botulinum exotoxin is a “natural” substance produced by bacteria, and it does not cause allergies or side effects.
When should the treatment be repeated?
Typically, Botox treatment is repeated every 3-4 months, which is the usual duration of treatment results. However, age is a factor that affects Botox duration.Older people may see results diminish sooner because of having less muscle tone.Some patients want to have additional Botox treatments as time goes by, but this is to treat new areas or to improve the effect on the already treated areas during previous sessions.
How much does Botox treatment costs?
The cost is proportional to the amount of medication needed for the Botox treatment. This depends on the treated muscles strength, the number of areas being treated and the severity of the aesthetic problem.