Botox continues to be ranked as the most commonly received cosmetic procedure by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. When used in cosmetic procedures, botulinum toxin is known as botox. This form of the toxin is used in a non-surgical procedure which acts to reduce or completely eliminate creases in the forehead, frown lines, as well as crow’s feet which are located adjacent to the eyes. This toxin acts by blocking the impulses of the nerves which cause muscle contractions in the face. In this way, it is able to relax the facial muscles which are responsible for the occurrence of wrinkles.
The solution is inserted into the face via injection into the targeted area. The results of the procedure typically last about 4 months. There are several benefits to the use of botox. These include a fresher look, the ability the look younger, the ability to reduce signs of aging, and its ability to reduce wrinkles. The procedure also has many advantages over others of its type.
The results are typically visible within two to three days after the procedure, the results can last for up to six months, there is little to no required recovery period, and the procedure does not require surgery. The procedure causes very little pain and any discomfort is typically quite brief. Before the injection, the physician may numb the targeted area with a mild anesthetic cream or a cold pack.
There are some situations in which botox should not be used. If the patient is suffering from an infection at or surrounding the area of the injection, the treatment should not be used until the infection has ceased. Those who are sensitive to the ingredients as well as those with neuromuscular disorders including myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, or ALS should not receive the treatment as there is an aggravated risk of side effects.
Following the procedure, it is rare for patients to report experiencing problems with the appearance of their face. Instead, they are usually pleased with the reduction in frown lines. There is rarely a problem with registering emotion on the face after receiving a botox injection.
After a certain period of time has elapsed, usually between four and six months, the frown lines will begin to appear as they did before the procedure. It is then time to receive an additional round of treatment. If another injection is not received, the lines and creases will return and will continue to develop normally with age.
Before deciding to receive a botox treatment, you should consult with a physician with a large amount of experience in the treatment. To ensure professionalism, you should choose a practitioner who specializes in botox and has a comprehensive knowledge about the solution as well as the anatomy of the face.