Anti-Wrinkle Injections by Botox
Since it first became regulated for personal use in 2002, Botox has become very popular for a variety
of cosmetic treatments. In particular, it can be utilised to treat the appearance of wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle injections by Botox are available for patients today.
Botox is popular for how it relaxes facial muscles. This in turn smooths out facial lines. As a result, this
reduces the appearance of wrinkles around the face.
This is available for men and women alike. It especially does well with treating moderate and severe
wrinkles. It is a treatment that is easy for the body to tolerate. You can use Botox today for your own
personal needs but you must understand beforehand how this works.
What Is This For?
Anti-wrinkle injections by Botox are recommended for a variety of needs. Such injections can help with managing frown lines and laugh lines alike. It may also work on forehead creases and on lines around the bridge of the nose.
Injections are always performed around the face. They only take a few moments to handle. The process itself is painless and comfortable and will not cause any significant irritation.
How Does It Work?
Anti-wrinkle injections through Botox work with the following steps in mind:
- The muscles that cause wrinkles to develop have to be reviewed. This is to figure out where the injections are to go.
- The injection sites have to be fully cleaned off. Cleansing pads with alcohol may be used to numb the areas and clear off dirt and oils. This will allow the fine needle for
- the injection to move quickly into the skin.
- A proper amount of the Botox compound will be injected into the appropriate spots around the face. These typically work around the temples. The goal is to target particular muscles. For safety purposes, one needle will be used for every injection site.
- The muscle will start to weaken after it takes in the Botox compound. It will become paralyzed and unable to produce the wrinkle. The injection will not damage the muscle but it will weaken it to where it is not as active as usual.
What Are the Results?
The results that come from using Botox are rather beneficial. The face will start to look smoother and will not form wrinkles as greatly as it normally would. It works for moderate and severe wrinkles alike. As the impacted muscles weaken, they will not be as flexible as usual. This in turn keeps wrinkles associated with those muscles from developing. This is all done without impacting any other muscles. The effects of Botox will come about in around 48 hours after an injection. It can take five to ten days for the full effects to be visible.
What About Side Effects?
Botox has been heralded for being very easy for a typical person to handle.
It will not produce any dangerous effects on the body. It may cause some irritation in the injection site and some redness there but that would be very minimal. It would only be there for a few hours in most cases. The patient
can get back to one’s regular life almost immediately after an injection. There is always the potential for a person to develop an allergic reaction to Botox. That risk is still very minimal when compared with what is found in many other products.
The following concerns must be addressed with regards to Botox:
- The results that come with using Botox only last for a brief period of time. They can last for about three to six months on average. Another Botox treatment would be required after that.
- Static wrinkles cannot be treated with Botox. These are wrinkles that appear when the skin is at rest. Dermal fillers may treat such wrinkles instead.
- People who have muscle or neurological diseases should not use Botox.
- Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Botox. There is a potential for the Botox toxin to potentially impact one’s child.
- Botox is not going to eliminate wrinkles altogether. It is only to be used as a temporary solution for managing the problem.
Treatment prices are based on the number of areas treated. Typically 3 areas in the upper third of the
face are treated with Botox to achieve a natural look and maintain the position of the eyebrows.
- Frown Lines: Lines between our eyebrows caused by frowning/ concentrating
- Crows Feet: Those around the outer edges of our eyes from smiling/ squinting
- Worry Lines: Horizontal lines across our forehead from raising our eyebrows in surprise/ worry