Botulinum toxin injections, also known as botulinum toxin or Myobloc, are biological poisons (botulinum toxin) turned into therapeutic agents. Botulinum toxin treats frown lines, forehead furrows, "crow's feet," lower-face lines and wrinkles, and even nasal muscles (to reduce nose flaring).
These nonsurgical cosmetic injections are highly popular. According to aesthetic plastic surgeons, the muscles that contract during facial expressions like frowning or squinting produce the lines and wrinkles that respond to botulinum toxin injections.
As a result of botulinum toxin, nerve-to-muscle communication is inhibited. The wrinkles relax and soften because the injected muscle can no longer contract.
Botulinum toxin injections are quick and painless in the emergency room, and no anesthesia is required.
A small needle injects it into targeted muscles, causing minor pain. It usually takes two to six days to take action entirely. Aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs should be discontinued two weeks before treatment to prevent bruising.
Do not massage the treated region for 12 hours or lie down for three to four hours after the injection. Botulinum toxin's effects will last four to six months.
Muscle movement eventually resumes, lines and wrinkles reappear, and wrinkles must be addressed again. As time passes, the lines and wrinkles become less noticeable. Get in touch with Dr. Anup Dhir for more information.
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