What is Botox and what does it do?
Otherwise known as botulinum toxin, Botox is a neuromodulator (used to manage activity of the nerves), and a natural and purified protein that was first discovered in the 1950s. When Botox is injected into a muscle, it blocks the motor nerves from releasing a certain chemical that allows the muscle to function, therefore relaxing the muscle and preventing the muscular contractions that lead to frown lines and wrinkles. You can look forward to smoother skin with fewer lines.
In addition to treating wrinkles and fine lines, Botox can also be used to treat excessive or unwanted sweating and to correct imperfections in facial symmetry. By strategically targeting muscles, we can improve facial aesthetics by raising certain areas (like the eyebrows) or lowering others (like the upper lip, thus creating a less gummy smile), as well as contour the facial profile.
What can Botox be used for?
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Lower eyelid wrinkles
- Eyebrow lift
- Bunny and lip lines
- Cobblestoned chin
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Facial Slimming
- Calf Contouring
What to Expect After TreatmentYou may be able to see the results of your treatment after 3-4 days. The reduction in wrinkles and fine lines oftentimes lasts for around 6 months.
Are there any long term side-effects?
With Botox, there are no long term side effects.
Temporary side effects due to inexperienced or incorrect injections might be loss of facial expressions or asymmetrical facesTherefore, always make sure you choose a certified medical clinic and an experienced doctor.
Will my skin sag or get worse after the effects wear off?
No, your face will not sag or get worse after the effects wear off.
In fact, Botox is the perfect solution to delay aging and wrinkle formation. When used accurately, Botox reduces facial muscle contractions. These muscle contracts are responsible for the wrinkling of our skin and repeated contractions cause permanent wrinkles and lines.
With Botox, these contractions are reduced and relaxed and results in delaying the formation of lines. Botox works best as a preventive measure for lines and wrinkles, rather than a cure!