Botulinum toxin is a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, popularly known by one of its trade names, Botox. Now it is used for various cosmetic and medical procedures.
Botox injection is a quick, simple procedure that can temporarily smooth wrinkles. It is recommended for people from 18 to 65 years of age. Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 - 6 months. The procedure causes minimal pain and bruising. By the second day of the treatment, muscle activity is reduced, and best results are seen after one week.
Botox primarily works on dynamic wrinkles and lines that form only when a muscle is moved. Static wrinkles, or permanent wrinkles on the face that are apparent even when the face is relaxed, need to be treated by dermal fillers or lasers.
Botox is indicated for the treatment of the following:
Glabellar Frown lines?
Horizontal Forehead lines
Bunny line ( horizontal wrinkles that form across the bridge and along the sides of the nose)
Jaw reduction (Masseter muscle)
Axilla hypersweating ( Hyperhidrosis)
What side effects can I expect after treatment and how long will they last?
Some small red dots and bruising may be visible on the skin after treatment? and will fade after a few hours. The appearance of any bruising or swelling can also be minimized with the help of makeup.
How to care for your skin after BOTOX treatment?
-Avoid lying down for 4 hours following the treatment?
-Avoid massaging the treated area for 10 - 14 days?
-Avoid hot spa or sauna for 10 - 14 days?
-Avoid beauty and laser treatments for 10 - 14 days