BOTOX is the commercial trade name for Botulinum Toxin Type A, which is derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum.Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines and is typically used in people aged 25 to 65.however nowadays botox has been extended to include the mid region of the face, neck and chest to help correct any flaws. No local anaesthetic or sedation is required for Botox is virtually painless. It isn't a permanent remedy, periodic re-treatments are needed to achieve long lasting results.
Smoother skin is just one of the benefits of BOTOX. The treatment can also be used where excess sweating is a problem. In these cases, BOTOX works to block the nerves to the sweat glands and keeps the skin drier and fresher.
After the injection You should notice an improvement in your frown lines within 3 to 7 days, the effects of which can last up to 4 months. However, results can vary.
Gradually your frown lines will begin to reappear as the effects of Botox wear off.
Botox injections can be given every 4 months.
With repeated injections, thinning of the muscle occurs, which produces longer lasting results.
Possible side effects of Botox
-temporary eyelid droop -
-redness at the injection site
-temporary muscle weakness
-occasionally patients become "immune" to Botox after repeated injections
Botox is not recommended if you
-Have a skin infection where the Botox will be injected.
-Are allergic to any of the ingredients (Botulinum toxin, albumin, salt water).
-Are pregnant or breast feeding.
-Have a neurological disorder (e.g. Myasthenia Gravis, Bells Palsy ).