WRINKLES REMOVAL : BOTOX
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is a protein which is available in powdered form in small bottles. It’s diluted with water to make liquid form which when injected into the muscles using microneedles relaxes them. Thus, post botox muscle relaxation, overlying skin is not thrown into folds giving rise to wrinkle free skin.
HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?
When muscles contract during facial expressions like smiling, frowning etc. overlying skin sticking to underlying muscle gets thrown into folds which are visible as wrinkles. Appearance of these wrinkles is perceived as ageing by the viewer’s mind. When botox is injected into these muscles they relax, thereby relaxing the overlying skin above, giving it an ironed out smooth appearance.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Procedure is done after prior application of numbing cream. Also microneedles are used contrary to other big needles used while injecting medicines or withdrawing blood, leaving the procedure comfortable.
IS IT SAFE?
Botox has got US FDA approval for its safety and efficacy. In fact, it’s the most widely performed aesthetic procedure across the world.
WHAT IS IT DONE FOR?
It is used to erase dynamic wrinkles on face. i.e. the wrinkles which are formed on facial expression.
It’s used to relax the jaw muscles thereby slimming the lower half of the face giving it a beautiful V shape.
When injected into palm or soles or underarms, it suspends the sweat glands giving relief from problem of excessive sweating.
FROWN LINES FOREHEAD LINES
FOREHEAD LINES JAW SLIMMING
DOES GETTING IT ONCE MEANS GETTING IT DONE ALWAYS?
No, there is no dependency of skin on botox. Results wane off in 4 to 6 month time. Once results vain off person is back to square one i.e. from where he/she started, never at minus one. Getting it reinjected is entirely out of choice, never out of dependency. No you won’t look even more haggard if you don’t repeat the procedure.
WHO CAN GET IT DONE?
Anyone who has the above indication for which botox works can get it done. There is no age bar.
HOW MANY SITTINGS ARE REQUIRED? FOR HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
Single sitting is required. Results are seen 4 to 7 days after the injection. They last for around 4 to 6 months.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE?
For an hour numbing cream is applied for an hour. Post which botox is injected. Injection takes around 20 minutes.
WHAT ARE POST PROCEDURE PRECAUTIONS?
None. Slight red bumps appear at injection site immediately post procedure. They go off in ten to twenty minutes.
WHOM TO GET IT DONE FROM?
Get it done from a dermatologist or plastic surgeon only. Getting it done from dentist, aurvedic doctor etc. is like ordering Chinese food at a south Indian restaurant.
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