Aging takes its toll on the body. If you still feel young at heart and want your face to reflect the way you feel, there are quick minimally invasive treatments that can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping you turn back the clock. The most commonly used and most well known of the bunch are called neuromodulators is Botox.
Botox is an injectable drug that is made from a toxin called botulinum toxin and is produced by a bacteria Clostridium Botulinum.
The Botulinum toxin once injected into facial muscle causes the underlying facial muscles to become temporarily paralyzed, thus decreasing or eliminating wrinkles and fine lines.
In most cases botox works on dynamic wrinkles the best (wrinkles formed with muscle movement). Botox will virtually eliminate them in a few days. It also works to a lesser extent on static wrinkles that are permanent visible wrinkles that are seen with or without facial muscle movement.
Yes, There are at least two more products that are made of the same toxin with the same identical effectiveness and safety profile as botox and they are Xeomin and Dysport.
In quantities used to treat cosmetic conditions like wrinkles and fine lines the toxins are extremely safe.
Common side effects are bleeding, infection, pain at injection site, temporary facial weakness or drooping, headaches
The treatment takes approximately 15 minutes
The treatment can last anywhere between 3 to 6 months, in most cases 3 to 4 months.
Yes, they are.
Common conditions treated by Botox, Xeomin and Dysport are headaches (Migraine), Cervical Dystonia (muscle spasms of the neck), Platysmal banding (neck bands), Hyperhidrosis ( excessive sweating in the armpits, feet, scalp)
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