BOTOX Injections for Wrinkles & Lines


All about Botox!

Botox is truly a wonder treatment in the realm of cosmetic procedures and it is used widely to relax lines and wrinkles on the face. Though you may have heard horror stories about Botox treatments, trust us when we say that most of them are untrue. The truth is that the treatment, when done by qualified practitioners who have taken care in ensuring safety, is extraordinarily safe. Its popularity all over the world points out to how effective it really is. To know all about Botox treatments, read on.

Botulinum Toxin or Botox as it is commonly known is widely use for treating the fine lines and wrinkles that appear on the face due to age. There is no reason to believe that Botox will adversely affect pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding. However, the right thing to do would be to avoid the procedure if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an infection on the site where the injection will be given. Also, if you have a history of being reactive to albumin or toxin, stay away from it.

A common misconception

There is a common misconception that Botox inhibits expressing oneself with facial expressions but that is not true. This is because a good Botox practitioner will use the right amount of dosage necessary for improving the outward appearance of a person and in doing so; he will ensure that excessive stretching of the skin will not happen. Another misconception is the results. Botox promises that fine lines and wrinkles will get better but they will not completely vanish. What the injection will do is relax the fine lines and wrinkles. So if you have very deep wrinkles, expect them to lighten up in appearance. The right dosage of medicine injected by a well-qualified practitioner is the way to go for effective treatment.

What to expect during and after the procedure

No matter what procedure you need to go through, worrying about what to expect is normal. If you are thinking of getting Botox injections, the procedure is simple enough. First, the area where it will be injected into is cleaned with a non-alcoholic cleanser. Second, you can expect a skin anesthetic cream to be applied so that the discomfort you experience is minimal. Next, the injection will be applied in the necessary areas. After that is over, you will be expected to sit in an upright position for anything between a couple to 5 minutes to gauge whether or not you are feeling comfortable. You can very well go out right after that but make sure that you don’t lie down for the next 2 to 4 hours for the Botox to do its work. You can expect to see the results within 3 to 10 days.

Any risks?

No matter what the procedure or medical treatment you choose, there’s always going to be a risk. But the risks associated with Botox treatments are so minuscule that they can be ignored. Less than 0.0001% Botox procedures have led to infections, all of them minor such as slight flu-like symptoms and headaches which go away on their own with time.

 

Botox facials: A strict no-no!

That’s right. If you see salons or spas in your locality touting ‘Botox facials’, it is in your best interests to stay away. Why? Because, Botox has to be injected to work for the reduction of lines and wrinkles on the skin! Facials with Botox just don’t work! Save your money and stay away.

Getting beautiful skin in a matter a minutes

That’s right. Getting treated with Botox by a reliable practitioner is all you need for beautiful and elastic skin today!

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  12. Thanks for explaining it, Raj. I heard of yet another latest advance for Botox and I feel your blog is perfect place to share it. 🙂
    Recent studies (published in Pain Medicine, 2010) say that Botox injections now can help reduce a modest amount of pain in TOS (thoracic outlet syndrome) sufferers (condition that is typically caused by the trauma of a motor vehicle accident, and also by sitting in the wrong position at a computer for long periods of time, by weightlifting or by an extra rib that is sometimes present in the neck).
    After a few injections of botox, there has been a substantial reduction in pain and that obviously had a significant impact in these patients’ life. It now allows them to do now what they couldn’t do before – like brush their hair, brush their teeth, hold their child etc etc. I feel it’s another miracle that only Botox can bring. 🙂

  13. Another interesting use of BOTOX: Botox is effective in improving the aesthetic appearance of the lower face and the functional outcome in patients with masseteric hypertrophy (oversized jaw muscles that generally results due to bruxism– habitual clenching and grinding of teeth). It reshapes the mandibular angle resulting in gently curved cheek and jaw, giving an oval face shape. And the procedure is simple and non-invasive….isn’t it cool?

    • Thank you for bringing this up, Viji.

      Yes, that is absolutely right. Masseteric Hypertrophy is the reason most folks have ’round’ or ‘square’ shaped faces. Prior to Botox, surgery used to involve removing a part of the muscle surgically – That was extremely debilitating surgery as patients could not chew for months! Now, if someone wants a pleasing ‘oval’ or ‘heart’ shaped face, a few shots of Botox (painless almost) and in a few months, the face can be shaped as the person desires. This is especially important in women who consider a square or a round shaped face singularly unattractive to look at and even masculine in its characteristics! In a few studies, even babies have ‘chosen’ oval faces as more attractive compared to square or round shaped faces!

  14. Very nice blog indeed! clearly and efficiently written!

    When there are many rogue channel members and when there is no way for consumers to know this channel deficiency, the consumers would put the blame on the procedure unfortunately. How do you fight this negative WOM created by these people?

    trichy

    • Thank you for your kind comments.

      Yes, it is sometimes tough, because the negative Word of mouth created by the ‘rogue’ practitioners (channel members) leads consumers (patients) to believe that it is the ‘gun’ which is at fault , rather than the person behind the ‘gun’. So, for instance I do get patients who insist on surgery as they are scared of Botox use because of this wrong perception. There is unfortunately only so much we can do in educating the patient and hope that the patient realizes what is right and what is not. Just like every miraculous thing known to mankind, Botox use too susceptible to the vagaries of human greed. that is just the way it is!

  15. I have been searching for many web sites to read more and this post gets my attention. Good thing that I come across your site that tells people what they need to know. This is very helpful and enlightening. I already added your blog to my rss feeds so I can be the among the first to know about your new posts.

  16. Dr Raj, thank you very much for such informative post as I can certainly appreciate all of the hard work that goes into maintaining a blog like this. We find very few experts who gives a honest opinion on our concerns, even if it means less $ for him. Your honesty sets you apart from rest 🙂 Its great to know the ins and outs of the famous miracle Botox. Thanks for bringing in an understanding in us as to many uses of this drug. I heard, it has helped a lot of people with severe Urinary incontinence problems, and also a patient afflicted with Laryngeal dystonia (who was not able to speak for 14 years). Miraculously, she regained her full speech after only 3 injections of Botox. So Cheeers to this miraculous drug! Everybody is aging but Botox will certainly be able to help us slow down the tick of our biological clock 

    • Thank you, Vijeta, for your comments. One of the amazing statistics is that almost 85% of the peer-reviewed articles published on Botox every year are in non-cosmetic based uses. That is what most people do not know! Yes, it is miraculous, but just like every miraculous thing known to mankind, it is susceptible to the vagaries of human greed.

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