10 Questions About Botox

BOTOX

Personal appearance can be so important to some people that they will go to great lengths to maintain a youthful look. Yes, it’s true a large number of people are having Botox applications to regain a more youthful look. In fact, some people are even hosting Botox parties where several women and men (yes, men) gather together for cocktails and wrinkle-banishing applications.

Botox also known as Botulin toxin can be described as a purified substance that is derived from bacterium clostridium and botulinum. Botox is made up of bacteria that develop in smoked meats and when injected into the skin, it smoothes it out and repair all facial wrinkles. Botox helps to relax the facial muscles that are responsible for creasing the skin over time. When Botox is injected into the skin, it blocks all the signals from the nerves to the muscles causing it to stop contracting any longer and keep the wrinkles in the face to relax and soften.

Injections of botox are highly recommended for people who wish to get rid of wrinkles on their forehead lines, lines around the eye area (crow’s area) and the frown line. Botox is an injection which is very effective against facial wrinkles; however it is not effective for wrinkles caused by either the sun or gravity. It only takes some few minutes to get a Botox and one real benefit about it is that there is no requirement for anaesthesia. The Botox is going to be injected to the skin with a fine and sterilised needle into only the specific muscles in the face with a little-to-no pain at all.

Usually takes Botox between three days and aweek (seven days) to take its full effectiveness. One thing that is able to destroy or reduce the effectiveness of Botox is alcohol; therefore it is advisable to stay away from it for about seven days before receiving the Botox injection. Also it is best to stop using anti-inflammatory medications as well as aspirin substances about fourteen days before going for the Botox injection as this will help to reduce bruising.

  • How does the product work?

When the muscle beneath the skin is contracted, tense, folds in the skin surface, generating grooves, marked differences are wrinkles. On the other hand, when the musculature is relaxed, the skin remains smooth. Over time, the skin begins to show damage to the deeper layer (dermis), such as breaking. These ” breaks ” become deep cracks, which are intensified when the muscle contracts, but do not disappear with relaxed muscles, are the ” definitive ” wrinkles. The Botox “botulinum toxin” molecule has the ability to block the muscle of the region in which it is applied. For this reason, it can be used for aesthetic purposes and also in the treatment of asymmetries in facial paralysis, hyperhidrosis (profuse sweating in the hands and feet), bladder disorders, among other health problems.

  • What does ” Preventive Botox ” ?

Applying the toxin at a younger patient , with the skin still intact , no ” definitive ” wrinkles for deep lesions in the dermis. The aim is to avoid folds in the same places that generate deep creases. But the application is not only preventive. It is also therapeutic.

  • What is the right age to start using Botox?

The use can be made in any adult, since we have clear in our mind the expectation and the result for each age group and patient. The deeper the wrinkle, the greater the contrast of light and shadow . Although we have a deep wrinkle, “definitive “, relaxing the underlying muscles reduces their depth, disguising their presence.

  • To what kind of wrinkle or skin line Botox works best?

All the lighter wrinkles completely disappear with the application of the toxin, while the deeper expression lines only soften.

  • In which instance botox is more effective?

Botulin toxin is more effective in the parts where there is intense muscular activity, with formation of lines. Brow (forehead), space between the eyebrows (glabella), region just above the eyebrows, eyes and chin side.

  • Can Botox cause some kind of deformation?

No.

The edema (swelling) is possible in the early days of application, but it is rare and not definitive. Deformations caused by botulinum toxin are extremely unlikely. However, if is not applied with care and knowledge can generate imbalances and differences in height of the eyebrows, fall of the eyelids, transient facial palsy, and unpleasant effects such as incontinence lips, causing the patient to lose intraoral content (drool).

  • What is the difference between botox and hyaluronic acid?

 They are completely different products. The toxin has the function to relax the muscles , alleviating wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a filler used to add volume in regions where it is applied. In very deep facial lines, such as naso-genial groove, known as Chinese mustache, hyaluronic acid plays a role. The lines around the eyes, the indication is the use of botulinum toxin. They are quite distinct problems.

  • Are there quantity limits for the product?

It’s not established a toxic threshold for the application of botulinum toxin, especially since the application is local, with activity restricted to the region where it is applied. The judgment of the aesthetician is critical in this regard.

  •  Can the product cause allergy?

Yes. It is a complex protein that can cause allergic reaction, although the occurrence is very rare. So it is important to talk to your aesthetician and tell your history of allergies.

  • Over time, the body creates resistance to botox?

In some cases, the action time may be reduced. This is most common in patients who routinely use the botulinum toxin and considerable amount. In general, the action remains with certain uniformity.