BOTOX : WRINKLE REMOVAL
WHY DOES ONE NEED BOTOX?
Look in to the mirror and make following facial expressions. Botox is used to erase facial lines formed on making these expressions. These lines gives other person an impression of aging . thus removing them makes on face look rested and calm.
- Smile: Fan shaped lines developing around eyes on smiling are called CROW FEET.
- Frown (expression one makes when angry) – Vertical lines developed in centre of forehead are called FROWN Lines.
- Raise your eyebrows- Multiple horizontal parallel lines developing at forehead are called FORHEAD lines.
- Raise your nose- Lines formed in the center of nose is called bunny lines.
- Blow your lips out: Lines formed around lips are called smokers’ lines.
- Evert your lower lip out: Dimpling of chin in centre is seen called dimpled chin.
- Corners of mouth pulled downward due to downward pull of muscles give one a sad expression.
- Contract neck muscles: Vertical bands are formed at neck called NECK bands.
There are few indications other than these too.
Formation of these lines during facial expressions makes one look older. Botox is required to erase these lines.
HOW DOES BOTOX WORK
Muscles contract during various facial expressions (smiling, frowning, raising the eyebrow etc.). During muscular contraction overlying skin firmly attached to underlying muscles also contracts. This contraction of skin is seen as wrinkles.
Botox when injected into the muscles relaxes them. When muscles don’t contract, overlying skin also doesn’t contract thus leading to effacement of wrinkles.
IF MUSCLES WON’T CONTRACT, WOULD I LOOK EXPRESSIONLESS
No, it doesn’t relax the muscle to such an extent that one unable to make facial expressions. Muscle is relaxed only up to an extent that overlying skin relaxes and smooths out.
HOW IS BOTOX DONE
Numbing cream is applied for an hour over the region where Botox is to be delivered. Post that Botox is injected into muscles using tiny needles. Injection takes around 15 minutes. That’s it, you are ready to return to normal life.
ANY POST TREATMENT RECOVERY TIME
Mild mosquito bite type red little bumps might form at injection sites immediately post injection, which completely goes off in ten minutes.
WHEN DO I SEE THE BOTOX RESULTS? HOW LONG THE BOTOX RESULTS LAST
Results are visible by 7th day post injection. Once attained, results last for 4 to 6 months.
WHAT IF I DON’T REPEAT THE SESSION, WOULD I LOOK WORSE
Noooo, It’s the biggest cosmetic myth. Eating healthy diet for a year keeps you in best of spirit and energy. Switching to junk post a year of healthy diet doesn’t mean you would become weaker than you were before starting healthy diet. In fact, you would be step ahead only. Similarly once Botox effect wanes off, one is back to where one started from, never worse.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTOX
None. Botox is the most commonly done cosmetic procedure around the world, with millions of people getting it done safely year after year. There are no side effects reported provided, right amount is injected in right muscles. Thus, getting it done by an experienced hand is of paramount importance to keep side effects at bay.
DOES BOTOX HURT?
Since done after application of numbing cream, procedure is rendered comfortable. However, pain is a very subjective phenomenon.
ANY POST PROCEDURE PRECAUTIONS?
Only post procedure precaution one has to follow is to a refrain from face wash and make up and cosmetics for next twelve hours post procedure. Post that one is free to do anything on skin.
HOW MUCH BOTOX COST?
Botox price depends upon the quality of botox and the experience of the doctor. Cheap quality botox would come for lower prices. similarly a new injector would do it at low prices.