Botox was originally developed to treat neurological disorders but now is widely used to reduce facial wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet and furrows in the forehead. Botox or ‘Botulinum Toxin Type A’ is a cosmetic injection that relaxes facial muscles to treat wrinkles.
The ideal candidates include younger people with facial wrinkles or anyone who cannot undergo more extensive plastic surgery.
Pregnant or nursing women or individuals with neurological disorders should not undergo Botox treatment as the effects on the fetus, breast milk, and neurological disorders are unknown. Certain medications such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, aspirin, some vitamins, and herbs may affect the potency of injections and increase the likelihood of bruising and bleeding.
Botox is directly injected into specific facial muscles using a very small needle. The procedure is typically done within an hour in an outpatient setting. There is a minimal amount of discomfort that lasts a few seconds. Once injected, Botox immobilizes nerve impulses from reaching selected facial muscles so the skin can relax, smoothing facial lines and wrinkles in affected areas. Results are typically noticeable within a few days and last for three to four months. Getting Botox injections is simple and is performed on an outpatient basis and may be repeated when the results begin to fade.
Botox treatment has few risks and is relatively safe for most patients. Common side effects include mild numbness, swelling, bruising or tingling in the affected area. You can further reduce the risk of bruising and numbness by refraining from rubbing or touching the treated area for the first day following your treatment. It is important to note that some patients notice no improvement following Botox treatment. To minimize risk, you should be screened for allergic reaction to Botox before undergoing a full treatment.
Most Patients can return to work immediately. Patients typically wait at least three days before beginning light exercise.
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