Everything you need to know about botox – Times of India

Everything you need to know about botox – Times of India

Did you know that botox injection blocks the nerve signals responsible for sweating, stopping the sweat glands from producing sweat? It is safe to use Botox for both cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. There are no serious allergic reactions or other significant side effects , except for occasional minor side effects such as swelling, bruising or redness at injection sites . When given in the wrong muscle group can cause inappropriate facial expression which will wear off in around two to three weeks, as it is usually temporary.Botox has been used for the lower face and neck giving a sculpted lower face and neck also known as Nefertiti lift.Botox has also been used to treat under eye wrinkles and skin laxity. These treatments are called advanced Botox treatments. Done by doctors specially trained for advanced treatments.If Botox is injected by untrained doctors who are not familiar with the facial anatomy it can lead to drooping of the eyelid also called as PTOSIS. Also when injected wrongly into the marionette line or the mentolabial line, it can lead to drooping at the angle of the mouth where the patient is not able to drink water or liquids which spill out because of paralysis of the wrong muscle.

The bottom line being one needs to choose a qualified dermat or surgeon having extensive experience performing Botox injections.

Botox is the trade name for botulinum toxin Type A, a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles. It is clinically used in small substances to treat strabismus (a misalignment of the eyes) and facial spasms and other neurological disorders characterized by abnormal muscle contractions.

Botox was licensed for use in cosmetic procedures by the US Food and Drugs Administration in 2002. Botox injections are a quick and relatively painless way to remove crows feet, frown lines, and forehead lines. This cosmetic procedure is relatively popular, millions of Botox treatments have been administered in recent years, and is often used to enhance the results of other plastic surgery procedures such as a face lift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery. The results of the Botox treatment can last anywhere from four to six months.

Can botox be done on any part of the body? Botox is used for the following:

The vertical frown line between the eyebrows

Horizontal lines across the forehead

Fine lines appearing at the corners of the eyes, also known as crow's feet or laughter lines

Neck bands

Horizontal frown line appearing over the nose bridge

Jaw shaping

Hyperhidrosis (Excess sweating of underarm, hands and feet)

Brow shaping

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