Wrinkles on your face ? Do you feel like going back in time to reverse your ageing process ? Trust Botox, it delivers !!
More and more people are turning to Cosmetic Doctors for REJUVENATION techniques to help their face reflect the way they feel inside.
One such rejuvenation technique is the Botox treatment.
What is Botox Treatment ?
BOTOX is a natural purified protein that relaxes wrinkle causing muscles, creating a rejuvenated appearance.
The active ingredient in Botox treatment is derived from bacteria in much the same way penicillin is derived from mould.
Botox Cosmetic treatment is a simple, nonsurgical procedure whereby a small amount of BOTOX is administered into selected facial muscles using a very fine needle. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles.
Generally a botox treatment takes around 15 minutes.
How and why do wrinkles form ?
Many facial wrinkles form when we use our muscles to make facial expressions.
The wrinkles formed during these expressions are called dynamic wrinkles.
For eg. when we smile our eye wrinkles become prominent and when we frown the vertical lines between our eyebrows become noticeable.
When we are young our skin springs back to its initial position after a facial expression, but as we get older dynamic wrinkles remain on the skin to form static wrinkle; they are the wrinkles and folds that are present at rest. This proces occurs because natural substances such as collagen ( major skin protein, elastin ( the protein that causes tissue to stretch) and hyaluronic acid ( which gives skin volume ) decrease with age.
This together with environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress all contribute to the creation of wrinkles and folds.
How does Botox treatment work ?
Botox can be used to relax specific facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles (the wrinkles that are formed during facial expression).
Once the muscles are relaxed, you cannot contract them preventing undesirable facial expressions.
Thus the lines gradually smooth and new lines are prevented from forming.
How quickly can I notice the treatment results ?
Within 3 days, you may notice a softening in the appearance of your frown lines between your brows and it takes upto 7 days to see the full results.
How long does the effect of Botox treatment last ?
Botox treatment for cosmetic purposes is usually requires 2 sittings in a year.
Is the Botox treatment expensive ?
No, not at all. Botox treatment is now available for only Rs. 350 per unit dosage.
Are there any side effects ?
The side effects are usually temporary and localized to the area of injection, in the amounts used for the treatment of facial lines.
Possible side effects may include headaches, pain, bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site, local muscle weakness , skin tightness, itching, nausea etc.