Signs of ageing start appearing on your face with the first appearance of line and wrinkles especially on the forehead, around the eyes and the corners of the mouth. Botox treatment is popularly known for its anti-ageing effects and reversing the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
Botox is a brand name of Botulinum toxin type A that is produced from a bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes food poisoning. Though this is the most deadly and toxic poison that exists in the world but it is pharmacologically purified and used in faint concentrated form for the cosmetic and medical purposes.
Botox when injected in tiny quantities in the target muscles, it works by blocking the chemical signals from the nerve endings to the muscles causing muscle paralysis. The underlying muscles stop contracting hence reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Ideal facial areas for Botox anti-wrinkle injections
Botox anti-wrinkle treatment is an ideal option for vertical wrinkles that appear on the forehead between the eyebrows as well as on and around the nose, wrinkles that appear on the corners of the eyes, forehead creases and asymmetrical eyelids or eyebrows.
It should be noted that it is not possible to treat or mitigate all types of wrinkles with botox. The wrinkles that are caused by sun damage are not recommended to be treated with botox treatment. also, the lines and wrinkles that appear in the lower portion of the face are not recommended to be treated with Botox injections because the muscles located in this part of the face are used in daily functions so weakening them may cause problems in chewing, swallowing, talking or smiling.
Botox anti-wrinkle injections treatment procedure
Before administering the botox treatment, aesthetic practitioner conduct a careful analysis of facial features to determine the treatment areas. Local topical anaesthetic is applied to numb the treatment area. Small quantities of botox are injected into the target muscles which relax them. The neural transmission to the muscles is blocked and the muscles stop contracting. The effects of the treatment show up in 1-2 days but the full effects become visible after 8-10 days when the underlying muscle relaxes completely.
The side effects of the treatment are minimal and temporary when injected by an expert and experienced injectors. In most cases, there can be slight bruising and swelling which is temporary and usually disappear in few days after the treatment.
The cosmetic practitioner should analyze how much botox should be injected to maintain the natural facial expressions. The administration of moderate amount of Botox gives a natural appearance and retains natural expressions without looking overdone.
The effects of Botox anti-ageing treatments lasts for about 4-6 months and after this period the muscle regain its strength and the wrinkles reappear. Therefore, patients need to have repeat Botox treatments to maintain long lasting effects. There is no limit to how many treatments an individual can take. The treatments can be repeated after the effects wear off as many times as the patient wants without any serious complications.