What is Botox and How does it work?
Botox is one of five brands of botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin is also known as neurotoxin because it blocks chemical messengers produced by nerve cells to communicate with muscles. When injected in small doses, botulinum toxin temporarily weakens the muscles that cause facial wrinkles. The result is a smoother, more youthful appearance.
What is Botox Used For?
Botox is mainly used to reduce and soften the appearance of "dynamic wrinkles". These are wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements such as laughing, frowning, squinting and smiling. Dynamic wrinkles fade quickly and once the emotion passes, you will no longer see them on your face. Examples of dynamic wrinkles include:
- forehead lines
- frown lines between the eyebrows
- crow's feet around the eyes
- smile lines
- lip lines (also known as smoker lines)
Botox can also be used to slim the jawline (masseter botox), lift the eyebrows (brow lift), provide the appearance of a fuller and poutier top lip (lip flip), reduce excessive sweating, reduce a gummy smile, and treat chronic migraine headaches.
Who is the ideal candidate for Botox?
Ideal candidates for Botox are healthy adults who are not pregnant or breastfeeding and want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smooth the forehead, or lift eyebrows. Patients with mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles will see the most dramatic results.
- Arrive at the office with your face washed and without makeup.
- Discomfort is usually minimal. Some patients report mild pinching and stinging sensation.
- Most treatments are performed in under 20 minutes.
- You may experience swelling, redness, and bruising at the treatment site. Side effects are mild and resolve in a day or two.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 8 hours after treatment.
- Avoid facials or saunas for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
- Avoid lying down for 4 hours
- No makeup for 4 hours
- Attend a 3-week follow-up appointment to ensure optimal results
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