With the development and innovation of science and technology, most women can overcome age and look like the youngest thanks to Botox! This is a new miracle drug that has become popular nowadays and what was once considered a privilege of the rich and famous is now very accessible to the common man.
Most beauty clinics and salons have Botox in their range of services. Botox was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of certain disorders caused by the facial muscles. Facial paralysis, uncontrolled blinking, etc. Now it can be treated with Botox.
It is used on various areas of the face to reduce wrinkles, be it the lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), smile lines, forehead wrinkles, and more. You can get effective treatment for forehead wrinkles to look younger.
The Botox injection takes only a few minutes and does not require anesthesia. Fine needles are used to inject Botox into specific facial muscles, causing minimal discomfort. It takes about three to seven days for visible results after one take.
It is recommended that you stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs at least two weeks before your Botox session. The effects of Botox injections usually last for four to six months and a person should have repeated injections as soon as the wrinkles on the face appear again.
Botox can be used by everyone except women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or are being treated for a neurological condition. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor before doing Botox.
Most people associate botox with the “next best thing” to a facelift to get rid of frown wrinkles. Not to mention the cost is much cheaper and the recovery time is minimal. Botox is quick and convenient because the treatment is aptly called the “lunch procedure”.
What many people don't know is that Botox was historically used to treat a variety of medical conditions before it became popular for cosmetic purposes. It is effectively used to treat deep frown lines, uncontrolled blinking, skin diseases, as well as glandular and nervous diseases.
When the FDA finally approved it, the press release said Botox was for temporary use to improve "the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles between the eyebrows." In a randomized placebo-controlled study, researchers found that frown wrinkles in people significantly improved or disappeared within one month of Botox injections.
When Botox is injected into the face, it blocks the acetylcholine receptors and stops the pathway that leads to muscle contraction, thereby controlling the ability to frown. When used properly by a qualified practitioner, the results are very beneficial. It only takes a teaspoon of Botox to make a dramatic difference in removing wrinkles.
Botox treatment is usually done in a doctor's office. The patient is asked to sit up straight and tighten the facial muscles during the Botox injection. Patients are advised not to lie down for the next four or five hours to allow the treated facial muscles a chance to fall into the natural position they would have done during the day.