Botox dramatically softens facial expression lines and wrinkles leaving you looking younger. Botox is the leading treatment for frown lines, temple lines, and crow feet/lines around the eyes.
Life is about smiling and being happy. However, sometimes when we laugh, smile or frown we use muscles in the face that are creased or contracted into folds of skin that form movement wrinkles more commonly known as dynamic wrinkles. The well-known dynamic wrinkles are "crows feet", frown or "worry lines" in the forehead and between the eyebrows. The creasing and contracting of the muscle over time causes deep and permanent wrinkles.
Even one treatment of Botox will relax facial expression lines leaving you looking younger and more refreshed.
If your dynamic wrinkles make you look older than you are, there is now a way to erase these lines without surgery, scars and recovery time. BOTOX is the brand name for a form of botulinum toxin Type A, which is produced by the bacteria, Clostridium botulinum. Botox is an injection of minute doses into certain facial muscles to stop the muscle contractions, which cause lines and wrinkles.
Botox works by:
Botox is injected using a disposable syringe with a very fine needle. A very small amount of the Botox powder is diluted with saline and injected very precisely into several locations on the face. The pain associated with the injections is minimal. Many patients describe it as a bug bite sting for only a couple seconds. No local anaesthetic is needed and you can resume normal activities immediately. Treatment takes around 15 minutes, depending on the number of areas you wish to treat.
Once you have been treated it usually takes two to five days before Botox actually takes effect and sometimes even a little longer to notice the full effect.
Botox is commonly used on the forehead where we often get crease lines, it can also be used on the crows feet around the eyes that usually come from smiling, on the frown lines in between the eyebrows, and if so desired, on the bunny lines of the nose.
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crows feet lines
- Frown lines between eyes
- Bunny lines on the nose
Botox is starting to be used more commonly on the below areas:
- Neck wrinkles
- Smile lines between mouth and nose
- Smokers lines around the lips
- Creases or dimples in the chin
Botox may last from 3 to 6 months, but will eventually wear off. This allows the patient to test it to see if they like it and wish to continue with the treatment upon the need for renewal.
Botox is a widely known and highly used procedure. It is safe. Botox has been used around the world for over a period of ten years; it was first used to treat perspiration problems in individuals.
The patient may experience temporary tenderness or bruising where injected. This does not always occur. And if it does, it disappears in a day or two. There is a possible side effect of the Botox, which may cause a temporary weakness in muscles close to the treated muscles. Though it is very rare it can cause drooping of an eyelid or eyebrow, which also disappears in a week or so and can be treated by eye drops to reverse the side effect. Your doctor will examine you to see if you might be prone to any of these side effects and warn you before treating you.