What is BOTOX and how does it work?
FACE, NECK AND DECOLLETE
Botox is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily paralyzing muscles. Botox injections are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world to keep the skin young and beautiful. It is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum type A. Beyond aesthetic applications, Botox is used to treat variety of medical conditions. Botox has been used for more than twenty years. Botox injections work by blocking the nerve signals to certain muscles. The muscles then become more relaxed.
Botulinum toxin is currently used to treat over 20 different medical conditions. Botox freezes muscle movement by blocking neuro-transmitters. Botox reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.
Botox is FDA approved
Botulinum toxin injection being treated directly into neuromuscular tissue with micro needles.
Botox is also used to treat:
- Excess sweating
- Hand, feet sweating
- Reduce fine lines
- Frown lines and forehead wrinkles
- Outer eye area
- Smile lift and cheek lift (corners around the mouth)
- Eyebrow and nose tip lifting
- Neck and décolleté
- Side effects
Botox has few unwanted effects. Mild pain, local bruising or redness of the skin. By the first injection sometimes headache can appear. Temporary upper lid or brow drooping.
In which situations should you wait?
Botulinum toxin should not be used in pregnant or breastfeeding woman, people with neuromuscular disorders, bleeding problems, treatment of herpes and similar skin diseases should wait for Botox.
How long does Botox last?
It takes 24-72 hours for botulinum toxin to take effect. It may take as long as 3 days for the effect, for the full effect of botulinum toxin take 15 days. The effect lasts 4-6 months.
Before the treatment
-stop using aspirin(s)
-one week before the treatment you stop using alcohol
After the treatment
– stay upright for the first two hours and move the areas where you have had the injections.
– Do not exercise for 24 hours.
– 24 hours you cannot take a hot shower, do not use a sauna and do not swim.
The treatment lasts 15-30 min.