Botox® and Botox® facts
Botox® is a purified protein that is used to improve the appearance of unwanted lines on the face and neck without the need of any surgery
One can get Botox® done for forehead lines (overactive frontalis muscle), the frown lines, the crow’s feet region (sides of eyes due to overactive orbicularis muscle) and to correct a gummy smile, to name a few.
Botox® is injected into those specific muscles that require treatment. It causes the specified muscle to relax and a visible improvement in the features can be observed because of the softening of the lines and wrinkles. It is one of the most widely studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries, including India.
Botox® targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. A temporary reduction in muscle activity ensues after some time. You will begin to notice a visible smoothening of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows. Post correction with Botox®, your facial features will appear to be more relaxed and rested.
On an average, the effect of Botox® lasts about four to six months.
Botox® treatment is also used to address excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. When treating excessive sweating, a physician injects Botox® directly into the skin on the underarm or onto the palms. A single treatment of Botox® can provide up to 6 months of relief from excessive sweating.
The procedure for injecting Botox® can take anywhere between 10 to 30 minutes depending on the number of areas requiring the injections.
To minimize discomfort, we apply a topical numbing cream over the concerned areas, about 45 minutes before the procedure.
There is no downtime involved in Botox® treatment.
Noticeable results begin within 3-5 days for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting roughly between 4 – 6 months.
3 New Ways Botox® is Revolutionizing Cosmetic Medicine
1. JAWLINE RESHAPING One of the most popular new applications of Botox® is found in its ability to be used as an effective jawline reshaping tool. Botox® is able to intercept signals being sent from the nerves to the muscles and stop them, halting muscle contractions and causing a relaxation of the targeted area. This same function works for jawline reshaping by affecting, not wrinkled areas, but the jaw’s masseter muscle group.
2. HYPERHIDROSIS Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes patients to suffer from abnormally excessive, troublesome sweating. Until recently, people that were forced to deal with hyperhidrosis had few options available to them and had to choose between resigning to suffering from the condition or hoping that traditional treatment methods would help them enough to get on with their lives. Luckily, Botox® for hyperhidrosis has been found to be an effective solution, its natural properties working to help with gland-related ailments with unprecedented success.
3. FACIAL MODIFICATION/RESHAPING When most people think of Botox®, they inevitability think of its use in wrinkle reduction but facial reshaping and modification is also a revolutionary use of the product. Just as Botox® is now catching on as an effective jawline reshaping solution, so too can it be used to alter other aspects of the face. In jawline reshaping, Botox® works by reducing the size of built-up muscle groups, lessening the appearance of strong features by naturally causing a weakening and dissolution effect. This application also works for other areas of the face. Botox® is able to alter the shape of the face by blocking neuromuscular transmissions in problematic areas, slowing muscle development and decreasing areas of unwanted muscular build-up.
Q. What is Botox® used for?
Botulinum toxin is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles. People also use Botox® to treat excessive sweating, migraines, muscular disorders, and some bladder and bowel disorders.
Q.How do I know if I am a good candidate for Botox®?
Botox® treatments are customized for each patient, and there is no single method that fits all facial types. There are a lot of elements that need to be taken into account, such as whether the face is male or female, eyebrow shape, facial structure, dimension and length of forehead. The talented medical injectors at Reflectionz Clinic have experience in treating hundreds of thousands of patients with different backgrounds using specific techniques that provides a natural result. Botox® works best for certain individuals in facial rejuvenation. Candidates that can benefit most from Botox® treatment are physically and mentally healthy and willing to deal with the side effects that can arise following their procedure (like temporary swelling or drooping at the injection site). An ideal Botox® candidate should be patient and willing to undergo follow-up sessions that allow them to enjoy the results they desire.
Q. . Are the injections safe?
Botox® is a relatively safe treatment, but it should always be undertaken by a qualified medical professional to ensure that you are getting the correct amount in the right area.
Q. Will I look 'plastic' ?
No. We will ensure that you get the look you desire – as natural as you want. In our experienced hands we can simply make you look more natural, relaxed and refreshed without anyone noticing you have had anything done. This is our primary goal!
Q. Are there any side-effects to Botox®
If carried out correctly, side effects are generally minimal – and some may not experience any at all. However, occasionally some light bruising or redness around the area of injection might occur, although this shouldn’t last long. Rare side-effects can include difficulty in swallowing, speaking and breathing – if this happens you should seek medical attention immediately. However, the above side effects are super rare, especially when the procedure has been carried out by a professional using the ideal dosage. Many patients are able to undergo Botox® during their lunch break and go back to work with no one any the wiser.
Q. What happens if I stop my Botox® top-ups?
Your lines will come back. If you decide to discontinue with your Botox® injections, the muscles in your treated area will begin to function normally again – and the ageing process will too.