Botox injections are a common method of momentarily erasing fine lines and facial wrinkles. Unlike more aggressive cosmetic surgery procedures such as a facelift, botox injections are simple, fast, fairly painless and no healing period is needed. Botox results don’t work forever, so as long as you can manage to have botox treatments every couple months, you can hold your age at bay and remain appearing young for as long as you want. Visit us on Botox in Andover.
How is botox, and what is made with botox injections?
Botox is the common term for a drug named botulinum toxin A, a form of Clostridium botulinum-producing neurotoxin. Botulism is a very extreme type of food poisoning whereby the poisons created then invade the nervous system and induce paralysis and this may prove lethal in serious cases. Yet although the botulinum toxin A is a possibly lethal neurotoxin, it was first realized in the late 1970s that the botulinum toxin has medicinal uses, and that the toxin started to be used to treat many nervous system disorders.
Botox is often used for a variety of medical therapies, although it is now most well recognised for its use on both men and women in anti-aging procedures. Botox treatments are utilized often used for medical reasons to reduce the deep frown lines between the lips. The drug is not meant to paralyze the face, like certain may believe, but simply to calm the muscles to discourage the patient from frowning or grimacing subconsciously, thereby causing more lines to deep wrinkles.
How should I do botox injections?
The botulinum toxin appears as a crystalline material, so it must be applied to a bath, usually water, in order to be absorbed into the bloodstream. The region of the face to be administered is washed and to minimize pain, a local anaesthetic is added. Botox is administered after anaesthetic has taken place.
During the botox treatment what happens?
You’ll have to wait for a couple minutes in a semi-upright posture to make sure you stay good during the treatment. You’ll even be advised not to lay down for 2 to 4 hours to keep the botox from spreading through any section of the neck. Strenuous activity for a few hours can be stopped to reduce the chance of bruise. Many drugs, especially aspirin and ibuprofen, can also be stopped to reduce the chance of bruise.
How long will the Botox take to take effect?
This should take you 3 to 10 days to see the results of the botox injections. Quite dark lines around the forehead won’t totally vanish so they’ll be that. Faint lines will be nearly noticeable across the eyes and around the cheeks until the botox has taken place. For deeper lines more than one treatment can be required.
How long is the botox going to last?
Botox symptoms usually work very long for 3-4 months but you can notice the muscles returning to their usual shape with time. Yet botox outcomes can differ based on the practitioner ‘s skill. Having an inexperienced practitioner conduct the operation will lead to findings which are less than satisfactory.