ACNE SCARS. TYPES. TREATMENT
Have you been noticing your face wrinkles more than usual?
Well, wrinkles are natural processes of aging.
They are inevitable.
You want them to vanish as they grow. Don’t you?
What if we say you can make them disappear?
No, it’s not some kind of magic.
The science is referred to as BOTOX.
You’re here means you’ve already heard about it.
Let us further elaborate for you.
TABLE OF CONTENT
- What is BOTOX?
- How does BOTOX work?
- Side Effects of BOTOX
- BOTOX Treatment Aftercare
- How Long Does the Effect of BOTOX Last?
- Who should NOT Get BOTOX?
- Is It Safe to Get BOTOX After the Covid-19 Vaccine?
- A Word from Opulence Dermatology & Aesthetics…
What is BOTOX?
A drug used by doctors to treat wrinkles and facial lines or creases.
It is actually the most prominent brand name for injections of botulinum toxin.
Clostridium botulinum produces this neurotoxic protein which is injected to weaken the muscle.
As it is a neurotoxin protein, it directly affects the nerves.
For cosmetic uses, a dermatologist utilizes a specific type of bacteria which is type A.
It just got a bit technical, right?
We’ll break it down for you.
Shall we take a look at how it works?
How does BOTOX work?
BOTOX paralyzes muscles by blocking nerve signals.
As a result, muscles that are injected with it are unable to contract.
The wrinkles relax and soften as a result of this.
These effects are always transient, but they can continue for months.
The type of muscle to be injected is determined by the principal location of concern.
In a single session, multiple spots can be treated.
Well, so what’s the procedure?
BOTOX injections are quick, usually painless but sting a little, and they don’t require an anesthetic.
It is injected into targeted muscles with a small needle, causing only little discomfort.
Most patients experience the intended benefits after BOTOX treatment three to four days after the treatment.
Within 10 to 14 days, the full results are displayed.
It subtly changes the look of your face, like you’ve gone back in time.
And gives you time to relive those days you were wishing for.
But, you must be concerned about how safe is BOTOX, yes?
BOTOX is an FDA-approved treatment up to an extent.
Minute doses of it in the targeted areas are considered to be safe.
But, if you have an underlying condition you need to consult your dermatologist about it.
And, don’t forget to make sure that your dermatologist has the list of your current medications and supplement.
They can increase the risk of bruising at the site of injection.
You might even experience some side effects after the treatment.
And it’s our duty to make you aware of them!
Side Effects of BOTOX
Botulinum toxin injections have a variety of side effects, depending on the spot or area treated.
Most of the difficulties are minor and get resolved within a day or two.
- Pain, swelling, redness,
- bruising on the treatment area
- Neck ache
- Flu-like symptoms
- Upset stomach
- Irritation or redness in the eye
- Ptosis (eyelids drooping temporarily)
- Drooling or crooked smile
- Muscle weakness in nearby spots
Your education and awareness matter to us, and Opulence Dermatology & Aesthetics will answer all the questions popping up in your mind.
BOTOX Treatment Aftercare
There is certain things you need to keep in mind for BOTOX aftercare.
- Consult your dermatologist before continuing your daily activities.
- Avoid putting pressure or rubbing on the treatment area for 12 hours
- Don’t exert your body for 24 hours.
- For three to four hours, remain upright and try not to lie down
These necessary precautions after the treatment make a big difference in the look you get.
A BOTOX treatment is not permanent it can contract your muscles only for a temporary period of time.
How Long Does the Effect of BOTOX Last?
The effect of the toxins wears off between the period of three to six months after the therapy.
As a result, the wrinkles return and you might have to go for another BOTOX treatment.
Keep in mind that results differ from person to person.
So your dermatologist will schedule your next session based on your findings and aesthetic goals.
Opulence Dermatology & Aesthetics assists you and helps you know when and how often you should undergo the treatment.
Who should NOT Get BOTOX?
BOTOX is generally considered to be a safe treatment, but you shouldn’t get the treatment if
- You’re pregnant
- You’re breastfeeding
- You’re Suffering from neuromuscular disease
- You have Ptosis (drooping eyelids)
- You have weak facial muscles
There are some serious side effects to BOTOX treatment which are rare but also life-threatening.
You should reach out to your dermatologist immediately if you experience:
- Problems with your Vision (blurred vision, drooping eyelids)
- Slurred speech
- Problem swallowing
- Shortness of breath
- Severe stomach upset
- Signs of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs like blood from urine)
Is It Safe to Get BOTOX After the Covid-19 Vaccine?
There have been no reported incidences of BOTOX and COVID-19 vaccination reactions.
Whether or not you’ve had BOTOX, healthcare specialists strongly advise that you obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you’re eligible.
A Word from Opulence Dermatology & Aesthetics…
If you decide for botulinum toxin injections, you’ll need to get them every three to six months to keep your results.
Getting the treatment totally depends on the person. Many people feel like a BOTOX treatment enhances the quality of living.
When consulting a dermatologist, keep in mind that it’s a matter of your skin.
Multiple BOTOX treatments haven’t been linked to any risks but consulting your dermatologist in detail will always be insightful.
We would suggest keeping a note and a pen while consulting them.
You never know what you might discover about your own skin.