Botox is actually the trade name of the neurotoxin Botulinum Toxin Type A, which is used as an anti-aging cosmetic drug for the removal of wrinkles and frown lines from the facial skin. It has been proven beyond any doubt to be the most effective and safe procedure that quickly removes 80% of the facial wrinkles.
Botox cannot be applied to every person. Any person seeking Botox treatment should be determined whether he is the right candidate or not for the treatment by a medical practitioner. In general, a person is considered to be the right candidate for Botox treatment if he/ she is:
- between 18 to 65 years old
- having excellent health condition
- is not into drugs
- has no neurological or muscle disorder
- is not pregnant or breast feeding in case of a women
The most common aging symptoms that are effectively treated by Botox include the forehead furrows, frown line and crow’s feet, which are caused by the repeated contractions of facial muscles. This repeated contraction of facial muscles occurs when we express a facial expression especially while squinting and frowning.
Botox has a local effect as it simply blocks the neural transmission between the nerve endings and the muscles to lessen the facial muscles contraction that cause wrinkles. Botox injection also known as Botulinum injection is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that is mostly performed at the doctor’s clinic. This procedure does not involve the use of any anesthesia as alternatively a numbing cream is applied to the area under treatment. The person seeking treatment may experience minimal pain and discomfort during the injection process. The treatment procedure usually lasts for about 20 minutes or less and the patient is free to go home after that. There is no need to stay at the clinic for further medications. Being a non-surgical cosmetic treatment, it does not involve any type of stitches or bandages like the traditional cosmetic treatments that lasts for weeks. You can instantly resume your daily life activities, however direct exposure to sunlight must be avoided until the treatment process is fully completed.
Botox treatment has proved to be very helpful for millions of people around the world in eliminating facial wrinkles, frown line and crow’s feet. It has provided the opportunity to have a more vibrant and younger look than before. Botox application is not limited to cosmetic purpose only as it has also been proved helpful for medicinal purposes especially for migraine. Like any other drug treatment, its effects diminish over time and lasts for 3 to 4 months only after which wrinkles start appearing again on the face. However, repeated treatments after proper consultation can significantly lessen the wrinkles and frown line. If you want to have your facial wrinkles treated through Botox, you need to consult your doctor to be determined as the right candidate for the treatment. After getting the green signal from your doctor you need to find an experienced and qualified cosmetic surgeon to administer the process.