1.What Is Botox Injection?
Botulinum toxin type A is an injectable neurotoxin, mainly used to smooth dynamic wrinkles, or those wrinkles that form as a result of facial movements like frowning, squinting, smiling, and other expressions we tend to make day after day. Treatment works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, causing them to relax.
2.What Types of Wrinkles can Botox-type Injectables Treat??
Botox-type injectables can help an adult patient of any age improve his/her appearance, not only imparting a more youthful look, but also alleviating an overly concerned look, helping you look better refreshed or even more pleasant. The most commonly treated areas are those where muscle activity influences facial features, such as the following: • Glabellar lines ( “elevens” or frown lines) • Wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow’s feet • Forehead creases • Corners of the mouth • A “cobblestoned” appearance to the chin
3. What to Expect During Treatment
Botulinum toxin injections are non-surgical and typically completed during a clinic visit. Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation, during which you will meet with your cosmetic surgeon to discuss your concerns and goals.
During your consultation, the dermatologist will evaluate your area of concern .Certain allergies, skin and neurological conditions, or medications can make treatment unsuitable for a patient.Medicines that should be stopped before taking Botox treatment are : 1 Blood thinners such as warfarin 2 Muscle relaxants 3 Sleeping aids 4 Allergy medications 5 Aspirin 6 Ibuprofen 7 Vitamin E 8 Fish or Omega-3 oils 9 Stay away from cigarettes. Smoking before a Botox appointment can increase your risk of bruising from the injection and slow healing time
Day of treatment?
Just before the treatment, you may be given an anesthetic cream to numb the area prior to injection.After which the doctor reconstituted Botox solution into the muscle at strategic points.
You will be able to go back to your normal activities right after treatment, but your doctor may ask you to take the day off from exercise or other strenuous activity, and to keep your head upright for the rest of the day. Mild redness, swelling at the injection site, and bruising are the most common side effects.
Following treatment, depending on the patient, product used, and area treated, final results are typically reached 3 to 7 days after initial treatments.
4. How Long Do the Results Last?
Treatment can vary according to the stage of baldness & patient’s desired results.
To maintain your results, the treatment can be performed again based on your requirement, adjusting dosage and techniques as necessary to ensure optimal results.
5. What Else Can Neurotoxins Help With?
While botulinum toxin type A is most commonly used to treat facial wrinkles, cosmetic surgeons can also use neurotoxins to address other aesthetic concerns that are associated with nerve and muscle activity:
• Reduce excessive sweating. Botulinum type A injections can be used to interrupt the nerve impulses that activate the sweat glands, helping alleviate embarrassment from excessive sweating on the armpits, hands or feet.
• Soften vertical neck bands. If you are bothered by prominent vertical bands on your neck, botulinum toxins can be used to relax the responsible muscles and give your neck a smoother, softer appearance.