Project Description

Botox Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections provide a non-surgical way of reversing some of the visible signs of aging. Following years of repetitive muscle usage in the face, wrinkles in the overlying skin will be produced.

BOTOX Cosmetic is a natural purified protein that is typically used in the forehead, frown lines between the eyebrows, and the lines around the outer eye regions to decrease the activity of the wrinkle-producing facial muscles.

BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks the release of the chemical transmitter (nerve impulses) to the wrinkle-producing muscles so they do not contract, thereby resulting in a relaxation of the treated muscle. The results will be apparent in a range of 3 to 5 days. The duration of effect is between 3 and 5 months.

What is botox cosmetic?

The treatment that uses the botulinum toxin in its purified form for reducing the appearance of wrinkles is known as botox cosmetic. As we age, the skin starts to lose its firmness and elasticity. As the aging process continues fine lines and wrinkles become noticeable resulting in skin folds and creases.

Frown lines between the eyebrows can make you look angry, tired or unhappy; in such cases Botox cosmetic is very useful. Botox treatment has been used by doctors for many years. It helps in reducing wrinkles by plumping up the tissues and decreases the activity of facial muscles that produce the wrinkles. To get rid of aging lines or eliminate skin wrinkles and fine lines on your facial skin the Botox is used in the form of injection. It only a few minutes to inject by a skilled provider. Botox cosmetic is a simple procedure performed on an office visit. Botox cosmetic reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles giving a natural appearance. Botox cosmetic administered properly by a skilled provider is safe and effective.

During Botox cosmetic treatment, you may slightly feel discomfort due to tiny needles. This discomfort will disappear after treatment is completed. After Botox cosmetic treatment,  the muscles are relaxed and the wrinkle becomes smooth giving you fresh, young and glowing look on skin with full effect expressed at 14 days.

What body areas can be treated with Botox Cosmetic?

There are three common areas of the body that can be treated with Botox Cosmetic:

  • Botox for Side of the eyes (crow’s feet) – The lines that are more visible after many years because of sun exposure, the lines that can be tiny or just have started to appear and becomes more noticeable on the side of your eyes can be treated with the help of Botox Cosmetic for a younger look. This treatment needs to be performed by a skilled provider.
  • Botox for eyebrows (frown lines) – There are muscles between the eyebrows where Botox can be used in order to reduce the bad looking “Frown lines.” By using Botox injection into this spot the muscle activity that causes lines between the brows is decreased.
  • Botox for forehead –The lines or wrinkles on your forehead that make you look stressed, tired or old in such cases the Botox cosmetic can be used for the treatment to reduce these lines and wrinkles.

Other than wrinkles, Botox cosmetic can be used to treat the symptoms such as hyperhidrosis  on the back or the armpits but do talk to your provider to know the benefits for this treatment according to your body and skin type.

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How Do Botox injections work?

Botox Cosmetic is an injectable that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The bacterium Clostridium botulinum has powerful muscle relaxing abilities.

Botox cosmetic contains a substance that works underneath the skin’s surface. Botox inhibits the signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle cannot contract. This causes fine lines and wrinkles to be reduced. Botox is frequently utilized on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines. The sun and gravity can cause wrinkles. Botox is not a filler.

Botox Cosmetic is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with minor ease. Botox cosmetic generally takes 7 to 14 days to express full results. You should abstain from alcohol one to two weeks before the procedure. You should avoid NSAIDs 7-10 days prior to the procedure.

Is Botox painful?

Topical analgesics can be applied prior to Botox treatment to make the procedure more comfortable. Without topical analgesics, the discomfort is minimal with a Botox treatment.

Every Botox session is comprised of a few little injections of botulinum toxin type A. The amount of Botox is dictated by the area that is to be injected. Some areas require more Botox than others. The level of discomfort is dependent upon patient’s pain tolerance.

How Long Does Botox Injection Last?

Botox Cosmetic is an injectable toxin that will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In general, Botox injections can last from 3 to 6 months from one treatment. Depending on the patient’s individual activity, Botox can be metabolized at different rates shortening or lengthening its effects. Botox has many medical uses, like treating migraines, reducing neck spasms and reducing contractures.

Different factors will affect how long Botox cosmetic would last including:

  • your age
  • the elasticity of your skin
  • wrinkle depth
  • other factors

For example, if you’re using botulinum toxin to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles, the wrinkles will not fully disappear. The effects can also wear off quicker.

How often should you get Botox injections?

While botulinum toxin will quickly block nerve communication, the results are not permanent. As the effects of Botox cosmetic wear off, you’ll begin to notice the fine lines and wrinkles returning. However, with regular treatment, these fine lines and wrinkles can diminish.

Botox treatment is administered in units of Botox. Therefore, if less Botox is injected into an area which requires more units of Botox; results and effect diminish quicker. During your visit to a skilled provider, he or she will determine the amount of units required for each area.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Botox cosmetic injections are relatively safe. Minor side effects are possible, for example, pain at the injection site, infection, inflammation, and swelling, redness, bleeding and bruising.

Symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction are itching, wheezing, asthma, a rash, red welts, dizziness and faintness. Dry mouth, fatigue, headache and neck pain have been reported. Let your doctor know immediately if you have any breathing issues or a faint or dizzy feeling.

Who Should Not Receive Botox? Or Are you a good candidate for Botox?

Botox Cosmetic has been approved by the United States FDA for people aged 18 to 65. But, avoid using it if you are allergic to any ingredients in Botox or Botox Cosmetic.

  • Have a skin problem or other condition to the applying area
  • Any disease that can affect your muscles or nerves like ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, Eaton-Lambert syndrome
  • Have breathing problems, such as asthma
  • Have difficulty in swallowing
  • Have bleeding issues
  • Plan to undergo surgery
  • Have had facial surgery
  • Have weakness in your forehead muscles
  • Have drooping eyelids
  • If you are planning or trying to conceive a child, are pregnant, are planning to breastfeed or are currently breastfeeding. It’s better to be safe, and you can always have Botox at a later date