Botox is obtained from the bacteria called “Clostridium botulinum” in the laboratory. And is using for medical treatments and cosmetic applications.
In the 1960s botox is used for strabismus treatment, in the 1980s botox started to used for medical esthetic applications.
And today Botulinum toxin is actually an FDA-approved medicine and safely applied in cosmetic applications, sweating treatments, migraine treatments and anal fissure treatments.
Mode of action
Botox is a prescription medicine, which is injected into your muscles and used to cover up frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
So how does it work? Botox injections are weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or blocking certain nerves. Depending on what you are treating, the effects can last three to twelve months. Injections in the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids.
Usual injection places include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin.
The product is most effective on creases that haven’t quite set yet. It is also very effective on dynamic wrinkles that appear while you’re moving your face, such as when you frown. If you don’t move the muscle too much, you won’t form the wrinkle. Botox is considered to be preventive.
Where on the face can botox be Injected?
- Frown lines (between eyebrows)
- Forehead lines
- Top of the nose (bunny lines)
- Eyebrows/hooded eyes
- Wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Under the eyes (tear trough)
- Lipstick lines (around the mouth)
- Chin (to prevent dimpling)
- Jawline & Neck
- Jaw Angle (teeth grinding — bruxism)
When is the right time for botox?
The growing trend among teenagers and young adults getting Botox injections has some questioning when the right time is to seek treatment. The outcome of Botox treatment largely depends on the patient.
People age differently and develop aging signs at different stages. As such, there is no right or wrong time to get Botox treatment. However, despite a significant number of successful procedures on teenagers, many professional doctors advise simply start treatment as soon as aging signs begin to appear.
For most people, lines or wrinkles begin to appear in the late 20s and early 30s. Some may delay further to the late 30s and early 40s. Since the lines are minimal at the start, lower doses of botulinum toxin are used to treat the aging effects in younger individuals.
The best way to determine the right time to start the procedure is to seek professional help from a qualified doctor.
Before the application, the anesthetic cream is applied and wait for 20 minutes.
Then botox has injected the areas that you and your doctor talked about before the treatment.
After application, you can move on with your daily life.
The facts about botox
- Getting Botox isn’t like getting a pedicure. Botox injections are a medical procedure that should be done by a doctor.
- The right age for the botox application s depends on each patient
- The dosage will vary, person-to-person
- Botox effectiveness is not permanent. ( İt last approx 4 months)
- For a natural look, botox must be done by an experienced and has a highly skilled doctor.
How long does botox last?
How long Botox lasts will be different for everyone. It also depends on the areas treated, and how many units were injected. On average, most Botox treatments last between two and six months.