Botox is the most common cosmetic procedure done inorder to improve your facial appearance.
Botox injections are most commonly used in:
The area between eyebrows to treat severe to moderate frown lines
Around the eyes, commonly known as crow’s feet lines
Botox also has FDA (Food and drug administration) approval to treat medical problems such as:
Lower limb spasticity
Excessive underarm sweating
How does Botox Work?
Botox procedure simply blocks nerve signals and muscle contraction for a specific time. Due to this blockage, the wrinkles and lining around the affected areas are improved. Botox technology can also slow down the formation of new lines by simply preventing facial muscle contraction.
This is the procedure in which you don’t need general anesthesia. However, if you are concerned about discomfort or pain, ice or topical anesthesia can be used to numb the treatment area. During the botox procedure, the dermatologist will use more than 3 needles to inject the botulinum toxin. To make the crow’s feet smooth out each eye will need e injections to be injected. The whole procedure needs 10 minutes.
Minor Side effects
Due to injection of botox, minor bruising or discomfort may occur that can improve with days. Some other side effects may also include:
Botox Treatment Cost.
Before the Botox procedure.
Most people don’t feel pain. However, they would like to numb the treatment area to avoid discomfort, especially when you are treating your palms or soles for excessive sweating. In this situation, the doctor might use more than one method available to numb the area. The method includes topical anesthesia, ice, and vibration anesthesia.
Botox injections are usually prepared in a doctor’s office. Furthermore, the doctor uses a thin needle to inject the botox toxin in a tiny amount into your skin. The number of injections depends on the size of the treatment area.
After the procedure.
After the treatment, there are some precautions that you need to follow for at least 24 hours. You shouldn’t rub the area after the treatment. This will help to prevent the toxin from spreading into other areas. However, after this time, you can return to your normal activities.