Botox 

Botox 

WHAT IS BOTOX® / Botulinum Toxin

In anti-ageing treatment, it is injected into the face in order to relax the facial muscles and improve the appearance of wrinkles and creases. BOTOX® is also used in non-cosmetic procedures as a treatment for many conditions including migraines and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
Anti-wrinkle injections are made of a natural, purified protein and neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The injections work by relaxing certain wrinkle-causing muscles to produce a younger and fresher appearance.

IS ANTI- WRINKLE INJECTION THE SAME AS BOTOX?

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The short answer is, they're the same: there's no difference between saying 'anti-wrinkle injections' and Botox. Botox is simply a brand name for a type of anti-wrinkle, which have competing brands on the market like most other products.

IS BOTOX GOOD FOR ANI-AGING?

As an anti-aging procedure, Botox works by relaxing muscles in your face. These muscles contract when you smile, talk, or laugh, which can lead to wrinkles and other skin changes over time. Botox reduces these effects, making your skin smooth.

WHAT BOTOX INJECTION DO TO YOUR FACE?

Botox injections block certain chemical signals from nerves, mostly signals that cause muscles to contract. The most common use of these injections is to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes.

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AT WHAT AGE SHOULD I GET BOTOX?

If you want to prevent the earliest fine lines from becoming full-blown wrinkles, preventative Botox can be the solution. Botox is approved for patients who are 18 years and older and most experts agree that patients in their mid to late 20s and early 30s are at a good age for preventative Botox treatment.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU STOP USING BOTOX

If you stop BOTOX treatments after many years of regular injections, the only effect will be that your wrinkles will return, albeit a bit more slowly than if you had not been using BOTOX. It's true: Even after you stop, you will still look younger than you would have if you had never been injected.

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HOW LONG BOTOX LAST

In general, Botox lasts 3-4 months. There will certainly be patients in which in lasts longer, in that 4-6 month range, or shorter, in that 2-month range. It is also common for first-timers to notice that it may not last as long initially but may last longer after the second treatment.
WHO SHOULD NOT GET BOTOX
Before using this medication, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: bleeding problems, eye surgery, certain eye problem (glaucoma), heart disease, diabetes, signs of infection near the injection site, urinary tract infection, inability to urinate, muscle/nerve disorders (such as Lou Gehrig's disease-ALS ...

IS BOTOX SAFE LONG TERM

There are no long-term or life-threatening adverse effects related to botulinum toxin treatment for any cosmetic indications. Moreover, the risk of possible complications can be reduced by means of a thorough analysis of the patient's medical history and the use of the appropriate dose and technique for the injection.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR ANTI WRINKLE INJECTION TO WORK
It will generally take between 4-5 days for the anti-wrinkle injections to settle into the target muscles. Therefore it is important during this time to refrain from massaging, rubbing or applying heavy pressure to the treatment area/s. Full result is visible around 2 weeks time.
AFTER CARE IS VERY IMPORTANT
What should you not do after anti-wrinkle injection?
For 3 days following your anti-wrinkle appointment:
Avoid strenuous exercise, sweating and saunas.
Avoid medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
Avoid excessive sun exposure.
For the next 2 weeks:
Avoid facials, peels, laser hair removal or waxing in the area.
Apply SPF 30+ sunscreen every day.
To avoid spreading the toxin, don't touch your face for at least 2 -3days. If you got Botox in another part of your body, you should also avoid touching those areas. This includes professional massages on the treated areas.Can you sleep on face after Botox?
Don't lay down for the first 4 hours after having Botox

You might be sore or a little tired after having Botox injected, but you should avoid laying down for the first four hours after the injections. Both bending and laying down could spread the toxin and lead to bruising at the injection site.
Like dermal fillers, it's best to avoid alcohol for 24 hours after anti-wrinkle injections. Alcohol thins the blood and causes the blood vessels to dilate, increasing the risk of bruising and swelling.
Drink plenty of water


What does Botox injections do to your face?

Botox injections block certain chemical signals from nerves, mostly signals that cause muscles to contract. The most common use of these injections is to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes.