In cosmetic science, Botox is used to reduce the appearance of some facial wrinkles. It is given in injection form and is basically a group of medications that use various forms of botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze muscle activity. It works by blocking the muscular nerve signals that weakens the ability of muscles to contract. This results in reduction of facial wrinkles.
Ideal areas for Botox Injections
Botox successfully reduces following wrinkle areas of the face:
• Frown lines between the eyebrows
• Forehead furrows
• Crow's-feet, the lines that fan out from the corners of the eyes
• Skin bands on the neck
How is it done?
The procedure involves injection of small amounts of botulinum toxin into the skin or muscles of the person. This will cause paralysis of the muscles of that area resulting in dramatic reduction of wrinkles.
How many injections are required?
The number of injections required for every individual is different. It specifically depends upon factors like the extent of the area and wrinkles being treated.
What will Botox do to my wrinkles?
The effect of Botox becomes visible a few days after the treatment and it may last up to three months or longer depending upon the area of treatment. But in almost all the cases, patient needs regular follow-up injections to maintain the effect of Botox.
Advice of Caution
Botulinum toxin is one of the most poisonous substances known to man and its high dose can cause severe and life-threatening illness. So it is advised to every individual to visit a qualified surgeon to avoid any complication.