Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin and these injections block certain chemical signals from nerves, that cause muscles to contract. Botox injections are noted primarily for their ability to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes.
Botox injections are used for both cosmetic and therapeutic treatments. Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin, which blocks the nerves that contract muscles under the skin. Botulinum toxin is used in the treatment of an overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, chronic migraines, spasticity, neck spasms, excessive underarm sweating, eyelid spasms, crossed eyes, and drooling. Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines.
They are also used for the treatment of facial lines and wrinkles, which when injected into muscles temporarily improves the look of severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
Signs & Symptoms:
Botox injections are used when the following signs and symptoms are exhibited:
Botox injections are made from the bacteria that cause botulism which are toxins that blocks nerve activity in the muscles. Botox injections are non-surgical. Have a discussion with your dermatologist and schedule a session for the injection. After understanding your symptoms, our specialists will decide whether administering Botox injections, is the right treatment for you.
Botox injections are considered to be safe when given by an experienced doctor. However, there may be some side effects like dryness of the eyes, drooling, droopy eyelid, pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site, headache or flu-like symptoms.
Doctors generally recommend against using Botox injections when you're pregnant or breast-feeding. And they should not be taken by persons who are allergic to cow's milk protein.
Avoid taking blood thinners and ensure that these wrinkle treatments are only done by a doctor certified in dermatology or plastic surgery.
A: Botulinum toxin injections block certain chemical signals from nerves, mostly signals that cause muscles to contract. When used cosmetically, this temporarily relaxes the facial muscles that cause wrinkles, including forehead furrows.
A: Botulinum toxin injections usually begin working a few days after treatment. The effect may last up to three months or longer. To maintain the benefits of this treatment, you need regular follow-up injections. If you decide to stop using Botox injections, your wrinkles will go back to the way they were. Your face will not become more wrinkled as a result of Botox injections.
A: While Botox injections are relatively safe when given by an experienced doctor, side effects and complications can occur, including pain and bruising at the injection site and temporary muscle weakness.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Botox injections like hives, itching, wheezing, difficulty breathing, swelling on your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
A: It’s very important that you consult a qualified dermatologist and take injections only at a hospital or medical centre. It is not advisable to get Botox injections at spas or beauty centres.
A: No, Botox treatments are quick and cause practically no discomfort. Usually anaesthesia is not required. You can continue your normal routine right after the injection.
It usually takes 3-5 days after the injections, to see visible changes.