Anti-wrinkle toxin such as Botox, Dysport & Xeomin have been used for decades to treat facial creases and wrinkles. These anti-wrinkle toxins are derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox is the most well known brand amongst the general population.
What are the results obtained from Botox treatment?
Doctors often use Botox to minimize the appearance of lines and facial wrinkles. Botox treatment can also help cure other conditions such as:
- Hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating
- A neurological disorder related to serious shoulder and neck muscle spasms is often referred to as cervical dystonia.
- Blepharospasm or blinking issues that is beyond your control.
- Strabismus or eyes that are pointing in distinct directions.
- Overactive bladder
- Chronic migraine
What is the working procedure of Botox treatment?
Botox works to relax your muscles by blocking signals from your nerves to your muscles. Consequently, the muscle injected with Botox becomes numb and fails to contract. It causes wrinkles to soften and relax.
Botox has multiple applications and is used to treat frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead and the lines found around the eye, commonly known as crow’s feet.
How is a Botox procedure carried out?
If you are considering getting Botox treatment, avoid consuming alcohol one week prior to the procedure and avoid anti-inflammatory medications and Aspirin two weeks before this treatment. This will help prevent bruising at the injections site.
Botox is administered without anaesthesia and can be done in as little as 15 minutes. A tiny needle is used to inject the Botox into the muscles with only mild discomfort at the injection site. Visible results can be seen between seven to fourteen days post injecton.
Post treatment, do not touch or rub the injected area for at least twenty-four hours and avoid strenuous exercise for three days to prevent bruising.
How long can a Botox last?
The results of a Botox shot can last up to three to six months. However, due to the re-occurrence of muscle activity, the wrinkles and lines can start to reappear. As such, multiple treatments are required annually for maintenance.