Botox is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the world. Botox is a non-surgical, injectable treatment option that dermatologists use to successfully reduce winkles in their patients. Botox injections use a toxin called onobotulinumtoxinA to temporarily prevent a muscle from moving. In 2002, it was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. In expert hands, Botox can give natural looking and amazing results.
What is Botox?
Botox is the first FDA approved botulinum toxin for cosmetic use. It is a natural protein derived From a bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Other brands include Dysport and Xeomin.
How does Botox work?
Botox is a neurotoxin (onobotulinumtoxin A). It is injected into the targeted muscles using a fine-needle and works by blocking nerve signal thereby preventing muscle contraction. This causes overlying wrinkles to smoothen out.
Is Botox safe?
Botox treatment is considered safe. It is FDA approved treatment for reversing lines and wrinkles. However, patients having certain neurological diseases should not receive Botox treatment. In addition. Botox treatment is avoided in pregnant and breastfeeding females.
Which wrinkles of the face can be treated with Botox?
The use of Botox is FDA approved for crow’s feet around the eyes, Horizontal lines on the forehead and wrinkles between the eyebrows. Other off label indications of Botox include eye below lift, Gummy smiles and jaw reduction.
At what age should I start getting Botox?
There is no set age at which Botox should be considered. Some patients develop wrinkles at a younger age and some develop at a later stage. It is best to start using Botox as early as possible. Botox is also used as a preventive measure to prevent the development of wrinkles.
Can men also get Botox treatment?
Yes, Botox treatment can be taken by both men and women. In recent times, is an increasing trend among men for getting Botox treatment.
Should I do anything to prepare for the treatment?
Always inform your dermatologist about previous Botox (and other cosmetic) treatment, if any. Provide relevant medical and surgical history. Certain medications, especially blood thinners should be reported.
What does a Botox treatment feel like?
In expert hands, Botox treatment is usually associated with very minimal discomfort. Before treatment you will probably be asked to make different kind of facial expressions so that the Dematologist can assess the size and movement of the muscles on your face and the target areas of injection. After identifying the target areas, Botox is injected with a very fine needle.
Is Botox painful?
Botox treatment are not considered painful. Minimal discomfort may be noticed by the patients, however no anaesthesia is generally required. Patients may return to work after the treatment.
How many injections will I receive?
The amount of Botox that you will receive will depend on various contributing factors like the type of wrinkles that are being treated, the degree of muscle action in the target area, the number of times you’ve had Botox in the past and your aesthetic goals.
Will my face look overdone or unnatural?
Our experts inject optimal amount of Botox in the correct areas. Hence, you will look just like your normal self and there is no unnatural look on your face. However, inexperienced practioners can overdo Botox and injected at wrong places. This may give Rise to frozen and expressionless face.
How soon will I see result?
Each patient responds differently. The onset of action is typically noticed from 3-7 days onwards. However, in some patients it may take 2 weeks to see the effects.
Is Botox treatment permanent?
No, Botox treatment is not permanent. The results usually last between 3 to 6 months. After that maintainence sessions are required.
How long does Botox last?
After the treatment with Botox, the results usually last between 3 to 6 months. With time, the muscle movement in the treated area slowly returns back to normal. This happens because overtime our body metabolise the Botox. As the maintenance sessions of Botox are taken, the results usually last for longer periods. is advisable to consult your dermatologist for a periodic assessment after 3 to 4 months.
Are there any side effects?
You may experience some minor side effects including slight bruising, bleeding, redness, swelling and muscle weakness near the injection sites.
How is the price of Botox treatment determined?
The price of Botox is determined by the units of Botox injected in your face, the experience of the Dermatologist and the brand used.
How do I get started?
If you are interested in Botox, reach out to us at Dermosphere clinic to schedule a consultation. Our expert dermatologist will discuss and design the best treatment plan for you!
What are the key benefits of getting Botox at DERMOSPHERE?
The treatment is provided at a reasonable price
We do not compromise on our standards and provide the highest grade of patient care
Consultation and treatment are personally undertaken by our renowned dermatologists who are experts in advanced facial aesthetics procedures
Maximum patient comfort during the treatment
Our Dermatologists are well known for their methods of achieving incredibly natural cosmetic results
We provide excellent post treatment care