MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT BOTOX
I shall be discuusing my experience BOTOX and FAQs
What is Botox?
BOTOX is better named as AGE ARREST. Botox is a natural purified protein derived from a bacteria. It’s the safest treatment for dynamic wrinkles which is approved by USFDA. Its used to treat crow’s feet, forehead lines, glabellar frown lines and bunny lines . Botox can do many wonders to your face including neck lift, brow lift and jaw contouring. One needs to get the botox to experience the beauty of this treatment. This is a nonsurgical treatment to cure dynamic wrinkles.
How do Botox injections work?
BOTOX cleaves the SNARE protein, preventing acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction. This activity lasts for 3-6 months after the treatment and thus has to be maintained by subsequent sittings. BOTOX relaxes the specific facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles meaning the wrinkles which are formed by the muscles of facial expression . once the muscles are relaxed, you cannot make the undesirable facial expression, thus the lines gradually smooth and new lines are prevented from forming.
Can anyone take Botox injections? (~write contraindications~)
Botox is contraindicated in presence of infection at the proposed site and in patients with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation including albumin.
Other contraindications are myasthenia gravis, pregnancy and lactation.
Are Botox Injections painful?
Not really. Now a days with advanced technology the pain is bare minimum. The injecting doctor’s skill and patient’s cooperation can minimize the pain
How fast will the results of a Botox injection be visible?
Botox is a 15 minutes procedure. After the injection,it takes 4 days for the botox treatment to begin taking effect and about 7-14 days to see the full effect.
Will the results of Botox injection last forever?
The effect of botox can last upto 3-6 months before lines begin to return, if you have repeat treatment the effects last longer. If you choose not to have further botox treatment your muscles return to normal activity and your wrinkles will gradually revert to their pre-treatment levels.
What are the side effects of Botox injections?
Possible side effects include headache,pain, burning,swelling or redness at the injection site, nausea and flu like symptoms, drooping of eyelids and eyebrows but all effects are reversible
Is Botox addictive?
Botox is not addictive but whosoever experiences the magical effect of this treatment can’t resist to enjoy an age arrest and a younger look
DR PARMINDER CHAMAN
MBBS, FCGO, DM COSMETOLOGY
Owner and Director PANACHE SKIN, HAIR AND LASER CLINIC
SCO-18, SECTOR 19-D, CHANDIGARH, PH: 8729048399