Botox is a highly purified protein and it is a non-surgical, doctor administered injection treatment. It temporarily reduces moderate to severe dynamic lines, also called ‘Expression Lines’ , on face in different age groups which form over time as the result of repeated facial expressions. Botox is injected directly into the muscles with a tiny needle. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. BOTOX relaxes the tiny facial muscles causing expression lines, leaving the overlying skin smooth and wrinkle free. With time, these lines gradually smooth out from disuse, and new creases are prevented from forming.
BOTOX is used widely for the elimination of ‘Frown Lines’ between the eyebrows to treat the angry look, ‘Worry Lines’ or horizontal wrinkles on forehead and ‘Crows feet or Smile Lines’ around the corners of the
eyes. It is also being used to lift the eyebrow (Chemical Brow lift) and open up the eye for a more youthful appearance (Awake Look). Good results are also seen in ‘Gummy Smile’ (excessive show of upper gums during smiling), perioral lines (“smoker’s lips”), and reducing neck bands and chin dimpling or creasing. Another area where BOTOX has given excellent results is in excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX Cosmetic are administered by tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, an improvement in the wrinkles is seen. Lines continue to improve for up to two weeks, and results can last for up to 4 to 5 months. If treatment is discontinued, the wrinkle lines gradually will look like they did before the start of treatment.
A Cosmetic Surgeon can help you decide if BOTOX treatment is needed for you. They have practices that focus on facial aesthetics, as well as detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and experience injecting BOTOX. Injection at wrong place by an untrained person can produce undesired effects. In the amounts used for wrinkle therapy, the most common side effects are temporary and localized to the area of injection. These include soreness or mild bruising, mild headache, and very rarely, developing a heavy eyelid lasting for few weeks which your doctor may be able to treat with eye drops. There have been no permanent side effects of BOTOX reported. BOTOX should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site. It is also not given in pregnant or lactating women.
BOTOX does not radically change your appearance but the muscle activity that causes lines is simply reduced, so you can use you facial expressions without the wrinkles. Its popularity lies in the fact that there are no unwanted scars, and that there is very little recovery time with the procedure.
Dr K M Kapoor, MS, MCh, DNB
Age Reversal Clinic & Medispa,
SCO 31, FF, Sec 33-D, Chandigarh
Phone 0172-4625600, 4627600
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AntiClock- Age reversal clinic and Medispa at Chandigarh, is India's first Medi spa with focus on antiaging services. Headed by Dr K M Kapoor, It provides facilities like Botox, fillers, Mesotherapy, peels, Laser & RF skin treatments & Cosmetic Surgery .