BOTOX® Cosmetic India
Botox is a protein processed from bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Interestingly, the neurotoxic effect of this protein is used in treating muscle spasm in adults and children. The same applies to treating wrinkles in aged skin. The tiny botox injections relaxes the overactive muscles and results in a smoothening of wrinkles.
The procedure is extremely easy, quick and safe. It causes minimal tolerable pain. A minute amount of the diluted botox is injected with an extremely small needle in the targeted area. No sedatives or anaesthesia are required for this day-care procedure.
Botox Erases or Reduces Visibility of:
- Frown lines
- Crows feet (lines around eyes)
- Forehead lines
- Neck skin bands
- Eyebrow lift
- Other disorders: Hyperhydrosis (sweating), muscle spasm, Cervical dystonia (spasmodic involuntary movement of neck )
Botox used in cosmetic treatments is the trade name for a type of bacteria, Clostridium botulinum toxin. This protein, used in cosmetic medicine, can effectively treat mild to moderate lines and wrinkles. Cosmetic procedures use only a small amount of diluted botulinum that weaken facial muscles to remove the appearance of lines. Botox relaxes muscles by blocking nerve impulses. When the muscles can’t contract, the wrinkles and lines are less visible.
Botox is usually used to treat wrinkles on the forehead and crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes. Botox is most effective in treating the upper face.
Usually the side effects are very minimal. Most common side effects include pain on injection, minimal swelling, bruising which lasts for 1 to 2 days. Head aches, nausea and flu-like symptoms are other potential but rare side effects. If any unintentional injection of the muscles around eye or mouth occurs, it could cause an eyelid or the side of the mouth to droop. However, remember Botox injections are temporary and such side effects are temporary too. Eye drops can be made available to lessen the effects of temporary droop or simply left untreated.
In a clinical study, the median duration of response in Botox patients was 201 days or 6.7 months.
If lines have already become etched into your skin, BOTOX will not help remove these lines but if they are only early (shallow) lines then BOTOX can help prevent them from getting worse if not slightly improve them over time with consistent usage.
The injections are very small and done with a tiny needle that usually does not cause discomfort. The pressure sensation associated with the injection goes away very quickly and patients can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.
You can expect results only after 3 to 5 days. You will notice relaxed muscles and less visible lines. The results generally last for a period of 3 to 6 months. As the results are temporary, maintenance sessions are needed to continue having sustained results. The physician aims for an optimal result, where “optimal” means the patient’s choice. Few would prefer softening of lines, while some others prefer complete clearing of lines – like the cine stars who cannot afford to show lines in close-up shots. The dosage is administered accordingly. It is completely dependent on the patient’s choice and need.