Botulinum toxin popularly known as botox, is an injectable wrinkle muscle relaxer. It uses botulinum toxin type A, specifically OnabotulinumtoxinA, to temporarily paralyze the muscles of facial expression, thereby reducing the dynamic wrinkles or the wrinkles in motion, which in turn reduces the appearance of facial lines.A Botox treatment is a minimally invasive procedure, done in a doctor’s office. It’s considered a safe and effective treatment for lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes.Preparation for Botox Cosmetic
Botox Cosmetic is a quick, nonsurgical, in-office treatment. It requires minimal preparation. You should let your treatment provider know about your medical history, allergies, or medical conditions before your procedure. Your treatment provider should be a licensed physician, a physician assistant, or a nurse.You might need to remove all your makeup and cleanse the treatment area before the procedure. You may also need to avoid blood-thinning medicine like aspirin to reduce the risk of bruising.
Cosmetically, the injectable can be used in the following areas:
- The area between the eyebrows (glabellar region), to treat moderate to severe frown lines.
- Around the eyes, commonly known as crow’s feet lines.
- Forehead wrinkles
Botox Cosmetic works by temporarily blocking nerve signals and muscle contractions. This improves the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and between the eyebrows. It can also slow the formation of new lines by preventing contraction of facial muscles.
It’s a minimally invasive procedure, which doesn’t involve incisions or general anaesthesia. If you’re concerned about pain or discomfort, a topical anaesthetic cream or ice can numb the treatment area.
During the procedure, your doctor will use a thin needle to administer injections of botulinum toxin. Targeted areas can be treated with multiple small pricks in a technical manner.
The entire procedure usually takes approximately 10 to 20 minutes of time.Post procedure care:
- Avoid rubbing and massaging of the treated area as this can lead to unnecessary spread or diffusion of the drug to surrounding areas leading to unwanted side effects.
- When being injected between the brows, avoid lying down or bending over for three to four hour to prevent the diffusion of botox under the orbital rim.
- There is little to no downtime expected after the treatment. You should be able to resume normal activities immediately in most cases.
It’s important to understand possible improvements and have realistic expectations. Noticeable results can be expected within 1-2 days post-treatment. The full effect of Botox Cosmetic typically lasts up to four months. It can also help prevent the return of fine lines through relaxing the muscles.
At Dr. Naiya Bansal’s skin and laser clinic , we do have advanced gold plated infusion microdelivery systems, which offer almost a painless and direct delivery of all the meso products including botox concoction into the desired layer of our skin resulting in best results with least downtime or discomfort. The goal of a botox facial is to give patients tighter, younger looking skin and a more rejuvenated appearance while delivering nutrients to the skin.
The ideal candidate for a Botox facial is someone who wishes to improve the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles. Botox facials are also great for patients looking to try botox without the fear of the toxin being injected deeper into their facial muscles causing a frozen look.
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