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Everything you wanted to know about botox

Did you know that substance known as botox (med. botulinum toxin A; a protein extracted from bacteria Clostridium botulinum) can have negative consequences when inserted in food? That right - botox is the main source of medical condition called botulism. However, in cosmetology and aesthetic surgery he brings only positive results, which are the by product of synthetical treatment of this substance.

Where it can be used

Botox became extremely popular thanks to its application in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. It’s one of the essential parts in face and neck wrinkles treatment. However, botox can be applied to a significant number of other procedures, such as in case of extreme sweating or reducing pain in the neck and back area or in treating strong headaches.

Who can use it

Botox is very popular in helping patients to overcome the side effects of strong facial mimics which leads to more relaxed muscle structure and wrinkles in different areas of the face and neck. That’s number one reason why it’s so popular with women and men in their 40s - without any substantial effort or pain botox can impact deep wrinkles on the forehead or around eyes. He is also efficient in treating vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows, on the nose and around that area. It can also be applied in correction of the asymmetrical eyelids, which will enhance the symmetry of the whole face.

How botox works

Botox has an immediate blocking effect on facial muscles underneath the wrinkles. It’s important, however, to be used in small dosage in order to achieve the full effect of his benefits. After applying botox to the critical area, the wrinkles are slowly disappearing because there isn’t a muscle contractions that are causing them to appear. The skin becomes smoother and fresher.

  • Which cases require a botox treatment
  • asymmetrical eyelids and eyebrows
  • achieving facial symmetry
  • deep wrinkles on forehead and between the eyebrows
  • eye wrinkles
  • nose wrinkles
  • neck wrinkles

The benefits of botox treatment

The main benefit is a quick and simple way to more beautiful and youthful skin. The treatment lasts between 15 and 30 minutes and the procedure itself is not complicated: microneedles are used to inject the small dosage of botox on the previously marked points on the face. The first effects can be seen after 72 hours, but it takes about 7 days to see the true effects of this treatment.
The procedure is not painful and doesn’t require any anesthesia. The only thing you will sense is when a doctor pins a needle into your face.
Another great benefit it that the procedure is not expensive. Since it’s not a monthly treatment (it needs to be done only twice per year), you won’t have any problem to plan your budget accordingly.
Botox gives your skin a natural glow, despite the wrong impression that it will lead to face stiffness. When it’s applied in small dosage, it allows the substance to spread around your face evenly, filling the areas underneath the wrinkles without leaving empty spots. There are cases of transferred effect of botox on the surrounding muscles, which can lead to muscle contractions and stiff facial mimics.
There is no serious side effect in botox treatment. It’s recommended for patients from 18 to 65 years of age who are in good health. The only thing that can be called a side effect is red spots on the needle entry points, but those are going to fade away after an hour. The most common major side effects include headache, swelling or bruising on the needle entry points.

The side effects of this treatment

The major shortcoming of botox treatment is that it cannot be used as a permanent solution in facial surgery. The effects of botox usually lasts up to 6 months, and requires an additional treatment in order to maintain the youthful and fresh appearance of the face and neck. It’s recommendable to find an additional solution that will be combined with botox because it’s not a wise choice for a long term cosmetic treatment. Botox is usually combined with hyaluron, which can give a longer lasting effect.
On the other hand, botox is applied only locally, which means that the best results can be seen on the area of the application, not on the whole face. In some cases (usually with sensitive patients) there can be bruises or swelling on the needle entry point.

Quick facts:

  • Rejuvenates the skin
  • Takes only 15 minutes to apply
  • Painless
  • Inexpensive
  • Natural looks without side effects