What is Botox?
Botox injections use FDA approved purified protein which temporarily relaxes the muscle that causes wrinkles in order to diminish the appearance of facial wrinkles.
What all conditions can be treated with Botox?
Most of the facial lines and dynamic wrinkles(wrinkles that come with expression) resulting from over activity of certain muscles can be treated with Botox. It helps in relaxing the muscles underneath and even outs the overylying wrinkles and fine lines.
Following conditions can be successfully treated with Botox:
Frown lines – Vertical lines between the eyebrows (glabella) and horizontal lines which can go across the forehead.These may or may not be related to aging.
Crow’s feet – fine lines near the corner of the eye due to excessive squinting and smiling.
Contouring jaw line
Gummy smile – The appearance of the gums when smiling is called a gummy smile and this condition be treated with Botox.
Who is the right candidate for Botox?
Anyone between 18 to 65 years of age with dynamic wrinkles can get Botox treatment to bring about significant cosmetic enhancement of their face.
Is Botox injection painful?
Botox injections are not painful and no inflammation or irritation occurs. Some mild stinging sensation might be noticed for which Ice packs can be applied to minimize discomfort whatever little.
What are the advantages of Botox Procedure?
Botox is best and safest nonsurgical alternative to diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
The treatment is fast, convenient and virtually painless.
It is also cost effective with long lasting results .
What are the contraindications of Botox?
Pregnant or nursing women should not undergo Botox treatment.
Also people with serious medical issues or muscular problems should consider consulting their doctor before planning Botox injections.
How long does it take for Botox to work?
In most of the cases, it takes only about a week for Botox to show its effect.
Are there any side effects of Botox?
Since very small amount of Botox is injected to treat facial wrinkling, no significant side effects have been reported. A temporary sensation of stiffness or numbness might be noticed which resolves within a few days.