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Botulinum Toxin Injections
Botulinum toxin injections , often referred to by
the product names Botox or Myobloc®, are biological toxins (botulinum
toxin) transformed into a therapeutic agent.Today, Botulinum is used for the
treatment of frown lines, forehead furrows, "crow's feet," lines
and wrinkles of the lower face, and even nasal muscles (to decrease nostril
These injections have proven to be a very popular nonsurgical cosmetic
procedure. Aesthetic plastic surgeons have found that the type of lines and
wrinkles that respond to botox injections are those caused by the muscles -
specifically those muscles that contract during facial expressions such as
frowning or squinting.Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles.
The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to
relax and soften.
Injecting Botox takes only a few
minutes in the OPD and no anesthesia is required.Itis injected with a fine
needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It generally takes
three to seven days to take full effect and it is best to avoid alcohol at
least one week prior to treatment. Aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications
should be stopped two weeks before treatment as well in order to reduce
bruising.Take care that you do not rub the treated area for 12 hours after
injection or lay down for three to four hours.The effects from Botox will
last four to six months. The muscle action gradually returns and the lines
and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles need to be re-treated. The
lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles
are being trained to relax.
The Botox and filler injections are done at Image medical centre.