Cosmetic Procedures and Botox Injections
Botox is a very popular cosmetic product; so much that it is often considered as the very embodiment of cosmetic procedures. However, not many people in Brooklyn know a lot about the Botox injection and its benefits and side effects. Let’s take a look at all the information you would need to know before you considering going for Botox injections:
What is Botox?
Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines. It blocks the impulse transmission between the nerves and the muscles, thus temporarily reducing muscle activity and relaxing them.
Botox as a Medical Product
Not many people are aware of this, but Botox injections are also given medically, since its muscle relaxation ability can be used in treating certain medical conditions. Botox is prescribed and administered for treating cervical dystonia, a condition where the neck muscles spasm severly. It is also used for treating muscle spasms in the hands and arms, hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating), urinary incontinence and also to prevent headaches among chronic migraine patients.
Botox as a Cosmetic Product
As a cosmetic product, Botox can be used for treating and diminishing the following signs of aging:
• Frown lines
• Horizontal Forehead lines
• Crow’s feet
• Bunny lines, which are wrinkles that form on the top of your nose when you smile
• Vertical lip lines
• Bumpy chin
It can also be injected into your neck to improve the stiffness and its look by diminishing horizontal lines and muscular cords.
How are Botox injections administered?
Botox Cosmetic injections are administered into various facial muscles, and the procedure is carried out by a medical doctor in an office or medical spa setting. The treatments are usually repeated on average three times a year to maintain the look.
How much time does it take for Botox to take effect?
This depends on a number of factors, including your medical condition, the area of your face and size of the muscle being treated, the depth of wrinkles, your metabolism and any medicines you are taking. Botox starts showing its effects about 2-3 days after the injection and the full results of Botox would be visible in about 7-10 days.
What are the side effects of Botox?
Botox cosmetic injections is not known to cause any major side effects. There may be temporary redness and swapping in the injection sites, black and blue marks are extremely rare, but if they occur they are short and can easily be covered with makeup. Some people experience transient headaches which are easily relieved with Tylenol. The eyelid drop is also a very rare occurrence and usually never happens in the experienced injector hands. There was also not one report available of a spread of a toxin effect in Botox Cosmetic users.