BOTOX COSMETIC- Create more youthful and rested look
Botox is a highly purified, naturally occurring medical protein derived from Botulinum toxin. It prevents nerve impulses from reaching the muscles, thus causing the muscles to become and remain relaxed. The muscle relaxation improves and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines temporarily. The effect of first treatments usually lasts for about 3-5 months. There is no effect of Botox on the nerves responsible for sensation, so there is no numbness in the treated areas.
Botox treatments can be stopped as and when desired. You will return to your pre-treatment appearance gradually as the effects of Botox wears off.
You should however be careful to protect yourself from too much of sun exposure and smoke to see prolonged results. Time clock can be slowed down considerably for the treated areas if Botox treatments are taken for several years.
Botox treatments are non-surgical and all normal activities can be resumed immediately following the Botox injection. The treatments are excellent to smooth frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crows feet around the eyes.
If second and subsequent treatments are taken before the effects of previous treatments wears off completely the results last for a longer time period.
Frequently asked questions
1-How does Botox work?
Botox Injectables relax the muscles which cause facial lines and unwanted facial expressions. At times, the appearance of these lines can make you look angry or unhappy conveying wrong impressions to the people you meet. The treated muscles start to relax within a day or two.
2-Is Botox good for all kinds of wrinkles and skin folds?
It is not only the muscular activity that causes the appearance of all facial lines and wrinkles. Some of the lines and wrinkle are caused by natural aging process and some may be caused by over exposure to the sun. Wrinkles and fine lines are also made worse by smoking. All these types of wrinkles and lines can be smoothed with Botox and other fillers.
3-What does the treatment feel like?
Botox treatments are safe and gentle. A very fine needle is used to administer the Botox into the desired muscles. All usual activities can be resumed soon after the treatment. No sedation or local anesthetic is required.
4-What are post-Botox instructions that have to be followed?
It is very important to exercise the treated muscles for the two hours following the Botox treatment. Frown, squint, smile and raise the eyebrows to properly exercise all the muscles.
5-What precautions do I need to take to get maximum advantage of the Botox treatment?
Do not touch or rub the treated areas until two hours after the Botox treatment. It is to your benefit not to lie down for next two hours so that the injected material does not shift and spill over into undesired areas. This reduces the effects of the injection to the intended areas.