Botulinum Toxin injections (Botox®, Bocouture®, Xeomin®)
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Botulinum Toxin injections Botox® and Bocouture®, are one of the most common cosmetic enhancements used today in relation to antiaging, wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet and many other age related facial changes.
Botox® and Bocouture® are prescription medicines which contain 100 units of botulinum toxin type A and is a natural, purified protein that is used therapeutically in dentistry to relax your facial muscles. These medicines relax muscles by inhibiting the secretion of acetylcholine needed for muscle contraction. It has been used for the past (25) years to treat such medical conditions as cervical dystonia, TMJ, and other neuromuscular disorders.
As you grow older your skin becomes less elastic due to the loss of collagen and reduced vascularization of tissues. Wrinkles (rhytids) occur when certain muscles become more dominant and the skin does not have the ability to be as elastic in response to these muscle contractions. In addition, muscles become constrictive and naturally form creases and rhytids. Dynamic rhytids (not a crease of the skin) can be eliminated or lessened by relaxing the dominant muscle as it competes against either an inferior muscle or in constricting skin elasticity. This is why certain patients of differing ages start to form wrinkles at different times as compared to other individuals.
Because muscles of the face are relatively small, it is necessary to introduce the medicine by injection so that the exact placement and the effect is achieved. By introducing the medicine into the exact muscle group responsible for the wrinkling, various aesthetic enhancements can be obtained in addition to elimination of the rhytids.
Areas treated with Botulinum Toxin injections:
Lines of forehead, crows feet, frown lines, and eyebrow shaping is easily achieved. Other specialty injections for gummy smiles, dimpled chin, bunny lines, vertical lip lines, and sad smile can be performed with Botox® and Bocouture®.
Botox® and Bocouture® are safe drugs that have long history of use. You will see the rejuvenating effects and visible reduction of wrinkles and be happy with a younger looking you! Depending upon your own metabolism and receiving regular treatments it can last for (4) months or longer.
MOST COMMON QUESTIONS
What is wrinkle relaxation Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections treatment?
Wrinkle relaxation treatment helps to temporarily lessen muscle constriction by injection small in the desired areas. The muscle contraction is relaxed and the overlying skin smooths out. This can improve the current appearance of the wrinkle, as well as help prevent the wrinkle from deepening with use. It is very successfully used for treating frown lines, forehead furrows and eye lines (crow’s feet).
Is Botox safe?
Yes, it has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use and has been used for over 30 years without any known long-term problems.
What Does the Treatment Involve?
Botox ® is adminstered using a fine needle into the muscles that are responsible for clenching – these include the massters, the temporalis and the frontalis. An appropriate dose is selected so that the rest of the muscles can still function normally, so chewing is generally unaffected. No anesthetic is required as there is minimal discomfort – you may feel a slightl sting at the site of injection. The treatment generally takes approximatley 15 minutes for the full face.
How does Botox work?
The Botulinum toxin inhibits the nerve transmission to the muscles under the skin. Wrinkle lines formed by the dynamic action of underlying muscles will then become smoother or disappear altogether.
Can anyone have Botox?
It is suitable for most adults apart from those who are pregnant or breast feeding or under certain medications.
Do Botox injections hurt?
Not at all, Dr Pairovan is very gentle. You may experience a mild temporary discomfort.
How will I look after Botox treatment?
There may be slight redness immediately after, which settles within a few hours. Application of ice helps.
Is there anything I should avoid after Botox treatment?
For the first 4 hours we advise not to do vigorous exercise, drink excessive alcohol or lie down flat. Otherwis e life can carry on as normal.
How quickly does Botox work?
It starts to work in about 5-7 days. The ultimate effect is seen after about 14 days.
How long does Botox last?
At first 3-5 months depending on each individual’s own response. Repeat treatments have been shown to last 6 months.
Does Botox leave my face numb?
No. There is no sensation change to your skin.
Are there any side effects?
Yes, there can be some side complications. The majority of minor side effects often result from the injection technique rather than the material itself. Most potential side effects are similar to those for the majority of other injections. They include: redness at the injection site, soreness, swelling, bruising, bleeding, itching, rash and pain for a few days after. You will receive a list of post-care instructions in order to minimise side effects and maximise results.
Will Botox leave me expressionless?
No, definitely not. Our expert training enables us to minimize any possible loss of facial expression by injecting specific muscles responsible for the wrinkles. The treatment will be tailor made for your specific requirements. We will work closely with you to achieve the result you wish to get!
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