Botox know as botulinum toxin is produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum tp treat dynamic wrinkles or age lines
What are age lines?
Age lines surround your faces and draw their footprints. These lines can be broadly categorized into two categories.
The dynamic wrinkles – These occur due to contraction of muscles that are attached to the skin. They become more prominent with frequent facial expressions. These are lines are commonly seen on forehead, corners of eyes (crows feet ), lines around the mouth, chin irregularities, neck lines, frown lines and depressed mouth corners
Static wrinkles – Develop due to deprivation of skin elasticity, loss of fat ,collagen .They are seen without any muscle action. Over a period of time, you will observe that dynamic one turns into the static group. You can opt for anti-wrinkle treatment to slow down the length of the waves. This leads to the demand for specialist’s recommendations and remedies.
How does botox act on age lines?
Botox inhibits the neuromuscular transmission thus causing paralysis or decreasing the muscle contraction of the affected muscle resulting in decrease of the fine lines.
What are the cosmetic conditions botox is done?
Botox is indicated in people with
- Excessive sweating
- Frown lines
- Worry lines
- Crows feet
- Perioral lines
- Neck lines
- Brow lift
- Excessive sweating
- Skin rejuvenation
- Popply chin
- Nasal crunch or bunny lines
What are the medical conditions for which botox is recommended?
- Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating
- Strabismus and focal dystonias
- Hemifacial spasm,
- Ophthalmic disorders
- Other neuromuscular disorders
How is botulinum toxin given?
Botulinum toxin is injected into affected muscles using a 30-gauge needle. Dose depends on the mass of muscle being injected.
How long the procedure takes?
procedure is done in less than 10 minutes. The results are seen within 24-72 hours after injection and results last for 3 to 6 months.
What are the side effects?
Botox is generally well tolerated and side effects are few. There can be:
- Mild injection pain
- Local edema,
- Transient numbness,
Precautions after botox injection
- Do nothing strenuous for one or two days
- Refrain from laser/IPL treatments, facials and facial massage for one to two weeks after injections.
Botulinum toxin is contraindicated in
- A preexisting motor neuron disease,
- Myasthenia gravis,
- Eaton-Lambert syndrome,
- Psychological instability,
- Pregnancy and lactating females,
- Infection at the injection site.