Botox injections makes use of a toxin that temporarily paralyses muscles. The toxin that is produced, is by a bacteria that causes a condition called botulism which is a type of food poisoning.
Botox, may actually have some benefit in making the skin more elastic and more resistant to facial issues such as wrinkles. Botox can increases one's skin elasticity for three to six months.
Dermatologists have observed that deep wrinkles became less severe after botox therapy. As one ages, our skin tend to becomes less elastic.
By paralysing muscles, Botox may be useful for preventing wrinkles from forming which is as a result of repetitive movement of the skin. If we slow down the contraction of these muscles, we can prevent deeper lines from developing.
When to start preventative Botox treatment?
The best time would be before the wrinkles even start to appear.
What can you expect :
Most people don't feel a lot of pain or discomfort. But you can have a numbing agent applied to the skin beforehand.
During the procedure
The doctor will use a small gauge needle to inject the toxin into the desired area. The number of injections depends on the doctor's consultation and the patients desired outcome and this will be assessed on a case by case basis.
After the procedure
There should be no forcefully rubbing or pressure over the treated areas for the first 24 hours. You can return to normal activities thereafter.
The toxin usually begins to work 1-3 days after the treatment and lasts between 3 - 6 months on average. To maintain the effects of botox , you will need regular follow-up shots which will be decided by the doctor who is treating you.
Choosing the right doctor
It is of utmost importance that you go to a board certified physician who has experience in aesthetics treatments. It is also advisable that you go to someone who comes as a reference from a friend or aquaintance who has done the treatment previously.
We also do meso botox (baby botox)to get rid of the fine lines in the skin rather than the muscles and their lines.
If you have hyperhidrosis i.e excessive sweating in the under arms or hands and feet, botox shots will also remove this excessive sweating instantly and is FDA approved procedure.
At skin111 we specialize in lifting eye brows, so be it fox eyes or cat eyes we are able to achieve the desired look by using botox injections or eye brow threads. Please schedule in a appointment with Dr. Khan specialist in eyebrow lifting and get tailored solution.