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Botox is a medical product widely used in the world in various medical fields. This product is produced under the conditions of a special control laboratory. Botox has been given for about 30 years initially to treat the problems of strabismus and then to various movement disorders characterized by hyperactivity of muscles.
During practice and rich clinical experience which was accumulated with the use of Botox there was a sudden effect :
the using of botox leads to a massive improvment in the form of the expression lines in the face.
How does Botox work?
Botox effectes on the facial expression lines known as “facial wrinkles”. These wrinkles are formed over the years by expressions of the face that are repeated every day, such as: smile, express anger or wonder, focus or thinking and so on.
All facial expressions are operated by muscles. When the Botox is injected into the muscle area, the muscle does not trigger the wrinkle. Therefore, when the muscle moves to a state of relaxation, wrinkles do not form. Botox treatment relaxes the muscles that make wrinkles and keep them in this condition for four to six months.
How does Botox treat?
Since botox treatment is given only by injection, botox treatment can only be done by a doctor and it’s a very simple procedure.
First, the doctor will apply an anesthetic cream to the injected area . After 15 minutes, the cream is removed and then very small quantities of Botox will be injected only into the treatment place with a small needle.The whole process takes a few minutes.
There is no need for a recovery period and immediately after treatment can return to normal activities. Botox is limited to the injection area and the substance is not transferred to other parts of the body.
What to expect from Botox treatment?
Like any other esthetic operation, the success of the treatment also depends on the expectations of it.
The results of the Botox treatment are shown after 3 or 4 days, as the Botox activity lasts for about two weeks, so that after two weeks you should go back to the doctor again for observation if other repairs are needed. All this can only be done after two weeks. So it’s important to go for review.
Just as Botox can erase wrinkles by relaxing muscles, it can also lift the eyebrows and upper eyelid by several millimeters or more.
Botox is usually used for areas like : the forehead, between the eyebrows and the sides of the eyes, while it can be injected into other areas such as the neck, chin or upper lip.
Is Botox treatment safe?
Many clinical trials in the field of esthetics fully demonstrated the safety of Botox usage.
Several scientific publications have repeatedly confirmed the high safety of Botox injections. The accumulated experience with the use of Botox made it better than any other alternative.
The appropriate dose and the doctor with great experience while maintaining intervals (in a minimum of three months between treatments) can also be re-treated for several years.
Who can not undergo Botox treatment?
Despite the safe use and effectiveness of Botox, there are still people who are not recommended to receive treatment, such as pregnant women, women who plan to conceive within six months of receiving treatment, nursing women, people with muscular and autoimmune diseases.
In addition, Botox treatment is designed for ages 20 to 80, so that people under the age of 20 or over the age of 80 are not recommended to receive this treatment. It is also advisable not to exercise for 48 hours after Botox treatment.
Possible side effects of Botox treatment.
Although there are side effects, such as any medical treatment, it is important to mention that the incidence of complications is very low and up to 1%. Possible side effects can occur:
2-Feel the flu.
3-Redness or bleeding rarely occurs at the injection site, but if it occurs, it will disappear within a few days.