Reduce fine lines, wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet and more with Botox or Xeomin injections.
THE MAGIC OF BOTOX
With no shortage of reasons why skin looks less vibrant and more wrinkled as we age, it’s no wonder that Botox is one of the most popular skin rejuvenation techniques on the market today. Men and women of all ages take advantage of the powerful properties of Botox to maintain and enhance their existing appearance or to turn back the hands of time. Botox can be used to target specific areas where you’d like your skin tightened or smoothed out, all while giving you a natural and more youthful appearance.
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria and related species. There are eight types of Botulinum toxin, from type ‘A’ through type ‘H’, but only type A, and type B are used commercially in medicine and cosmetics. The FDA approved the use of Botulinum toxin for medical use in 1989 and the commercial form of Botulinum bacteria type A was marketed as Botox. Medically it was used to treat excessive sweating, repetitive neck spasm, lazy eye, overactive bladder, and sometimes to prevent chronic migraine.
The FDA approved the cosmetic use of Botox in 2002. Botox is a purified form of Botulinum toxin-A, and it does not cause any fatal illness in human beings. Botox is a chemical prescription that temporarily paralyzes your muscle activity by releasing neurotransmitters from the nerve into your muscle. It relaxes your facial muscles and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It has the ability to reduce frown lines, crow’s feet, as well as forehead furrows.
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR BOTOX?
There are a few basic requirements for those who wish to receive Botox, as follows:
You are above 18 years of age
You do not have any skin infection in the area being treated
You have not received any recent cosmetic procedure in or near the area being treated
You do not have asthma or any breathing problems
You do not take blood thinners or have a bleeding problem
You are not pregnant, want to be pregnant or are breastfeeding
You do not have any disease that affects your muscles or nerves
You are not allergic to any ingredients present in Botox cosmetics
You are not allergic to any other brand of botulinum toxin.
If you are an ideal candidate, a treatment plan is created which will include the amount of Botox you will receive and the injection site will be determined.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR BOTOX LIKE?
During the procedure, a mild cleanser or a disinfectant is applied to the area. A microneedle is used to inject Botox into the targeted area, directly into your facial muscles. The pain is usually minimal as the needle used is small and narrow.
After the treatment, you will be asked not to:
Lie down for a few hours
Rub the area that was treated
Use blood thinners for a couple of days
Exercise or perform strenuous activities for at least 24 hours
Bruising, swelling, pain, tenderness, numbness, and redness in the area that was treated, are common side effects of Botox injections. It can also be common to experience a headache, and very rarely one may experience drooping eyelids.
These side effects reduce gradually and disappear within a few days. These side effects are very common and do not cause any severe damage.