What is BOTOX injections?
BOTOX Injections are administered in aesthetic medicine clinics through small-dose injections that relax facial muscles that cause expression lines. Derived from botulinum toxin type A, it is a purified inactive protein that temporarily blocks nerve impulses when injected into specific muscles, and limits muscle contractions to reduce the appearance of expression lines. This muscle-relaxant effect is progressive and results in a visible improvement 5 to 10 days following injections; However, the more you use it the more each targeted muscle loses its ability to contract, extending the time frame between subsequent visits.
The secret to aesthetically pleasing results lies in just the right amount of it injected into the right treatment areas. Since one of the most common concerns among patients is the expressionless “frozen look”, choosing an experienced specialist who follows an individual approach to natural-looking results is key to treatment success.
BOTOX Injections Cosmetic® are used to:
- Reduce forehead and nose lines
- Lessen crows-feet (small lines around the eyes)
- Lift the eyebrow
- Reduce tiny wrinkles around the lip
- Redefine jawline
- Eliminate or lessen chin dimples
- Soften neck lines
BOTOX Injections Therapeutic® are used for:
Migraines and Tension Headaches
When used as a pain alleviate, BOTOX Injections is injected symmetrically in the facial areas. It has been extremely effective in treating migraines when many other treatments have failed. Migraines and Tension Headaches are medical conditions that may be covered under your extended benefits plan.
For those who suffer from excessive sweating in the armpits and/or on the face and head, BOTOX Injections may be the right solution. It helps to alleviate excessive sweating by interrupting the signal from the nerve to the sweat gland. Usually within one to two weeks, depending on the amount of BOTOX Injections injected, hyperhidrosis clients see their amount of sweating reduce to normal or sub-normal levels. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that may be covered under your extended health benefits plan.
Dysport is a type of botulinum toxin injections. Dysport reduces the appearance of lines that primarily affect the glabella, the area in between your eyebrows. These lines extend upward, or vertically, toward the forehead. They are especially noticeable when a person frowns. Dysport and Botox treatments are extremely convenient. No downtime, and not invasive and can go back to regular routine. While naturally occurring, with age glabella lines can become more prominent during times of relaxation too. This is because our skin loses collagen, the protein fibers responsible for elasticity. While Dysport can help treat glabella wrinkles, it’s only meant for people who have either moderate or severe cases. This procedure isn’t recommended for mild glabella lines. Your dermatologist can help you tell the difference between mild and moderate wrinkles of this type. If you’re considered a candidate for Dysport, the entire procedure is done at your doctor’s office. No hospitalization is required, and you can leave immediately after the procedure is done.
Dysport injections take just a few minutes to complete. You should start seeing effects from the injections within a couple of days. Dysport can start taking effect after a couple of days. Results last between three and four months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Botox is a neuromodulator injected into targeted treatment areas using an ultra-fine needle. It works by blocking the nerve signals needed for facial muscles to contract. Botox relaxes the muscles and decreases their movement to reduce the appearance of lines or wrinkles in the area.
Botox can be used to address lines and wrinkles on a number of different facial areas, including the forehead, eye area (crow’s feet), and lip lines. It may also be injected to soften dimpling of the chin.
Botox treatments are quick with minimal discomfort. The treatment requires no anesthesia or recovery time. Many people get Botox during their lunch hours and are able to return to work right after their appointment.
The procedure is not considered painful. Most patients report a brief period of discomfort during the injection, which does not persist once the procedure is complete.
While the experience of each patient may differ, it usually takes 3-5 days to see the effects of Botox. For some, it may take up to 2 weeks to realize the final effects.
The results of Botox typically last between 3-5 months from the date of injection. Over time the body metabolizes the Botox, leading to the slow return of muscle movement in the treatment area.
Some patients may wonder if they are ‘too young’ or ‘too old’ to try Botox. There is no right or wrong age to start using Botox. Many millennials are starting to use Botox in their twenties when they first start to notice lines and wrinkles or as a preventative measure.
Yes, Botox is an FDA approved treatment for reversing lines and wrinkles. However, patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain neurological diseases should not receive Botox treatments.
A week before the treatment most physicians will advise patients to stop consuming alcohol or taking medications or supplements that thin the blood like aspirin, ibuprofen, Ginkgo Biloba, or Ginseng.
Side effects from a Botox treatment may include bruising, swelling, redness, or tenderness around the injection site, all of which will resolve without intervention after a few days to a week.
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