Botox In Cosmetic
BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, which is produced by a microbe and causes botulism. When injected, BOTOX will temporarily paralyze the facial muscles preventing them from creating deep wrinkles, crow’s feet, and furrows in the skin. Botox is a neurotoxin. These substances target the nervous system, disrupting the nerve signaling processes that stimulate muscle contraction. This is how the drug causes temporary muscle paralysis.
In order for any muscle to contract, the nerves release a chemical messenger called acetylcholine at the junction where nerve endings meet muscle cells. Acetylcholine attaches to receptors on the muscle cells and causes the cells to contract, or shorten.
Botox injections prevent the release of acetylcholine, which stops the muscle cells from contracting. In this way, the toxin helps the muscles to become less stiff.
It is used for cosmetic treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and also for treatment of wrinkles around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet).
It is a non-surgical, OPD procedure. You might need to remove all your makeup and cleanse the treatment area before the procedure. You may also need to avoid blood-thinning medicine like aspirin to reduce the risk of bruising.
Avoid rubbing, massaging, or applying any pressure to the treated area. This can cause Botox to spread to other areas of the body. When injected between the brows, do not lie down or bend over for three to four hours. Doing so may cause the Botox to slip under the orbital rim. This could possibly cause an eyelid droop.
There is little to no downtime expected after the treatment. You should be able to resume normal activities immediately in most cases.
Results are seen 3-4 days post-treatment. The effect of Botox lasts up to four to six months. Additional Botox injections can be administered to maintain your results.
Wrinkles are caused by a combination of the lack of collagen in the skin, cellular changes in the body, changes in the environment and exposure to the sun. Manufactured by Allergan, Inc., BOTOX is used to treat other medical conditions, including:
- Excessive sweating
- Overactive bladder
- Chronic migraine
- Chronic pain
- Neck spasms
- Cervical Dystonia
- Upper limb spasticity
- Muscle twitching
Uses Of BOTOX In Cosmetic:
The primary use of Botox is reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles.
The effects are temporary, lasting 3–12 months, depending on the type of treatment.
People often request the injections in the following areas of the face:
- wrinkles between the eyebrows, called frown lines, glabellar lines, or elevens
- wrinkles around the eyes, known as crow’s feet
- horizontal creases in the forehead
- lines at the corners of the mouth
- “cobblestone” skin on the chin
Side Effects of a BOTOX Cosmetic Injection:
Patients have reported that the injection of BOTOX Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Some of the side effects of a BOTOX Cosmetic injection are usually mild and temporary, and include the following:
- Dry mouth
- Neck pain
- Difficulty with vision
- Localized pain at the injection site