Botox comprises of a toxin created by the bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum. It is exactly the same toxin which is behind the life-threatening kind of food poisoning commonly known as botulism. Botox treatment should only be done by the best cosmetic surgeon in Mumbai. Surgeons utilise it in small and prescribed doses to treat medical problems, which include
- Non permanent smoothing of wrinkles and fine lines on the face, and thus enhancing your appearance
- Cervical dystopia which is a neurological ailment that triggers critical neck and shoulder muscle contractions
- Overactive bladder
- Extreme sweating in underarms
- Chronic migraine
- Misaligned eyes (Strabismus)
- Uncontrollable blinking (Blepharospasm)
Injections are used in Botox treatment to get the job done by paralyzing or weakening muscles or by obstructing specific nerves. The results usually remain for about three to twelve months, and it largely depends on what you are treating. The commonest side effects that can develop from Botox treatment are pain, swelling, or bruising in the area where injections have been applied. These side effects go away with time.
Some people can also develop headache, flu-like signs and symptoms, and upset tummy. Injections which are used on the facial muscles can also result in short-term drooping eyelids. Generally, surgeons don’t recommend Botox treatment for women who are either pregnant or breastfeeding.
- How Botox Treatment Functions?
Botox works by blocking signals which are sent from nerves to the muscles. The injected muscles are unable to contract which makes the wrinkles and fine lines to soften.
Botox is mostly applied in the lines on forehead, fine lines which are round the eye (also known as crow’s feet), and frown lines. Wrinkles which occur due to sun damage and gravity might fail to respond to Botox treatment. Botox treatment can prove to be extremely useful to remove lines from neck, lips, chin and corner of the mouth.
- How A Botox Treatment Is Performed?
Botox treatment will take only a few hours and isn’t going to involve any amount of local anaesthesia. Botox is injected into certain muscles by using a fine needle which might cause a little discomfort. It normally takes around 3 to 5 days or even a week to fully show the impact.
It’s strongly recommended by the surgeons that you should stop any type of alcohol consumption before undergoing Botox treatment. Avoid using aspirin and any type of anti-inflammatory drugs at least two weeks in advance of Botox treatment to minimise any chances of bruising.
- How Long Botox Treatment Lasts?
The results obtained from Botox treatment will remain for at least 4 to 6 months. With time the movement in muscles return which marks the return of wrinkles and fine lines. However, you can go for Botox treatment again to get wrinkles and fine lines removed.