All the similar materials like Botox, Xeomin and Dysport are used to help reduce the wrinkles and fine lines in the face. Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin A and it has very little risk when used properly. Botox helps in relaxing the muscles that give a soft appearance of wrinkles. We recently posted this article – how long does botox last? So we figured we’d follow up with a more comprehensive post about the injection.
Turning Back the Clock With Botox
Everything has its pros and cons and so does Botox. Botox is considered to be more effective on dynamic wrinkles that appear when you move the face, for example when you are frowning. According to some dermatologists if people do not move the muscles a lot they are most likely to avoid wrinkles.
It is recommended that if you’re breastfeeding or your pregnant you should first talk to the doctor before going for the Botox treatment.
There are possible side effects of Botox that include headaches, bruising in the injected area and in fewer cases the drooping of eyelids or eyebrows that normally return to their previous position after a few months.
If you are considering giving Botox a try you need to keep a few things in mind:
Don’t Use Pills: All these pills like aspirin and ibuprofen help in thinning your blood which raises the chance of bruising because of the increased bleeding. Make sure you have skipped these blood thinner pills 2 weeks before your treatment. You should also inform your doctor before the start of the treatment about any kind of supplements that you are taking e.g. (fish oil pills or vitamin E) because they also thin your blood.
Discussion with The Doctor: You can discuss your final look with the doctor so he can make arrangements accordingly like adjusting the dose or recommending you further treatments or care associated with the current treatment.
Medical Professional: Please choose a doctor who’s certified to perform these tasks. Since the misappropriation of Botox can lead to many adverse affects, it would be better to stick with the phrase; ‘prevention is better than cure’.
The injections of botulinum toxin may seem like a simple procedure since it’s just a few shots that are injected but it is actually an art and science that only the experienced professionals can perform.
The numbers of injections that are required to be injected usually depend on the facial features and the extent of the wrinkles in the patient. Crow’s feet for example, usually demands two to three injections, lines on your forehead could take five or more injections, this can vary. The botulinum toxin treatment injections usually take less than 15 minutes, it’s not a lengthy procedure but you need to take care once you are treated. Doctors advise not to stress the injected areas up to several days.
The effects from Botox last up to four to six months. When the muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and then the wrinkles need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles appear less severe with time and continuous treatment because they are being trained to relax.
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