Botox which is injected with the help of very small needles is made from a biological neurotoxin called botulinum, which is produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It is usually used to treat various muscular conditions like excessive sweating and removing wrinkles for cosmetic concerns. Botox acts on the underlying tissues by paralyzing them, which leads to a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Anyone who is above the age of 18 and in generally good health us a good candidate for undergoing this cosmetic treatment.
What is the difference between botox and dermal filler?
Both botox and dermal fillers are used to treat unwanted facial wrinkles. Botox helps to get rid of dynamic wrinkles. It helps to reduce the visibility and motion of these wrinkles. The effects usually last for 3 to 4 months, depending upon the patient’s diet, facial structure, age, skin condition, sun exposure and repeated use of botox. Whereas, dermal fillers help to deal with wrinkles which are visible when the face is relaxed, also known as static wrinkles.
What to expect out of the treatment?
During the procedure, there is very minimal to almost no pain. Immediately after the treatment, you may experience slight swelling and redness, which usually subsides within half an hour. Most patients usually don’t experience any pain or side effect after the treatment. You will be advised about how to ensure the best results. Typically the treatment takes about 24-72 hours to show the full effect. The results will be seen in the form of your smooth and refreshed skin with diminished wrinkles. However, during the first time, the feeling of heaviness or tightness is common. After three to four months, you may notice the return of movement in the treated area and you may want to consider booking another appointment for the treatment.
What are risks of side effects and complications?
Inflammation, swelling, redness and pain at the injection site are some of the most common side effects. Itching, rash, welts, dizziness are some of the things which can help to indicate an allergic reaction. Botox injections are well-tolerated by most people usually. Only about 1% of the people who undergo the treatment actually face any side effects.