Over time, deep wrinkles develop around the skin as a result of years of laughing, squinting, and frowning. The wrinkles are formed because the skin has lost its firmness and elasticity.
These facial lines can be removed or reduced to a great extent with Botox. The results of using Botox for deep wrinkles can be noticed as early as three days. The maximum effect of Botox can be observed within ten to fourteen days. However, these results can last for four months.
What is Botox?
Botox is a protein that was purified through a natural process. The protein is botulinum toxins and it blocks nerve impulses by preventing the release of the chemical transmitter that controls the contraction of wrinkle-producing muscles. The wrinkle-producing muscle will relax due to the blockage of the nerve impulses. Botox cosmetics gets rid of the wrinkles and fine lines on your face, giving you a natural look. It is effective and safe if it is administered by a skilled provider.
You can look unhappy, tired, or angry with the frown lines between your eyebrows. Botox treatment can get rid of the frown lines and make you look happy and younger again. This treatment has been used by physicians around the world for decades. Botox cosmetic plumps up the tissues and reduce the contraction of the facial wrinkle-producing muscles. This will make the wrinkles disappear gradually. The Botox is used in the form of an injection to remove the aging lines or get rid of the fine lines and skin wrinkles on your face.
How is Botox Treatment Done?
The Botox treatment procedure involves the use of a fine needle to inject Botox into a certain muscle that is responsible for the formation of skin wrinkles. Botox cosmetics is a simple treatment procedure that only takes a few minutes. The procedure can be done by a skilled provider during an office visit. Usually, Botox treatment takes up to a week or two weeks to express maximum results.
The procedure doesn’t require an anesthetic agent; you will just feel a negligible pin-prick. You can even go back to your normal daily activities after the treatment. The side effects of Botox are not serious and it doesn’t last long. However, noticeable mild bruising can be seen on your face but it goes away within two or three days.
Majorly, Botox cosmetic can be used to treat three areas of the body. These areas are the eyes, forehead, and eyebrows.
Botox Treatment for the Eyes:
As we age, some lines are formed on the side of the eyes. These lines are commonly known as crow’s feet. Over the years, the exposure of the face to the sun makes these lines more visible. These lines are more noticeable beside the side of your eyes, they can be tiny or more visible. Botox treatment can help with the removal of these lines. However, the treatment must be provided by a skilled provider for effectiveness.
Botox Treatment for the Forehead:
Over time, some wrinkles or lines may appear on the forehead. These wrinkles or lines can make you look older, tired, unhappy, or stressed. Botox treatment can remove these unwanted wrinkles and lines gradually.
Botox Treatment for the Eyebrows:
The muscles between the eyebrows can form lines known as frown lines. These lines can give you a bad look and they can be reduced by Botox. Botox injection can reduce the frown lines by decreasing the activities of these muscles. After the treatment, the inactivity of these muscles will make the lines disappear with time.
Botox treatment is a simple procedure that is not so painful. However, a topical analgesic agent can be used for the procedure to make you feel more comfortable. Also, it is advisable to avoid alcohol and NSAIDs for 1-2 weeks before Botox treatment.
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