Botox Injection for Wrinkle
The phrase wrinkle treatment summons images of facelifts or laser peeling, treatments that involve the use of general anesthesia and therefore have the potential to cause unwanted side effects like facial nerve damage or abnormal coloration. It takes one or two weeks to for patients to resume their normal life after these kinds of surgery.
"The Botox treatment", which represents a remarkable advance in facial wrinkle treatment, is growing in popularity thanks to its convenience and the brief time commitment required. One of the maxims used in the industry has it that "It takes about the same time as it does to drink a cup of coffee and even your husband won't realize you've had it. "
Botox injections rarely produce serious side effects and even in cases where it does, it is still preferred by patients and doctors because the side effects are temporary. For these reasons, Botox injections were popular enough to place them second among cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States in 1999, according to a report by the U.S. cosmetic surgery symposium.
Botox is a substance produced by the bacteria "Clostridium botulinum", which leads to the production of botulism, a paralyzing neurotoxin. Botulinum toxin causes paralysis of the muscles where it was injected by blocking the release of a neutrotransmitter called Acetyl choline. It is a fatal toxin, capable of causing complete paralysis when used in large quantities. The reason that such a fatal toxin could be used as a medicine is that only a tiny quantity of the substance is used and only the muscles surrounding the point of entry of the Botox are affected.
Botox was originally used in the 1980s to treat crossed eyes and many kinds of neuromuscular diseases, including facial spasms. In 1986, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Botox injections on humans.
In patients treated for hemifacial spasms with Botox injections, it was found that facial wrinkles decreased over the treated muscle. This experience led to the development of Botox for the treatment of facial wrinkles. The purpose of Botox injections is to paralyze the muscles that produce wrinkles by contraction.
How is Botox administered? Three to six injections are given into wrinkled area such as the eyebrow area, forehead and neck. The procedure rarely causes pain because only the thinnest insulin injector is used.
The time necessary for Botox injections depends on how many areas are treated, but somewhere in the neighborhood of five to fifteen minutes is usually sufficient. Right after the injections, outdoor sports, swimming and even bathing are possible. In cases where the treated patient is a woman, make-up can be applied immediately after treatment.
In certain cases, the treatment can take effect as soon as the next day after the injections. Usually it takes about three days to take effect. The effects of the treatment can last for as long as three to six months, depending on the individual.
The Botox procedure can't be used to treat all wrinkles because it involves the paralysis of the facial muscles. In other words, Botox injections can be taken only into muscles whose paralysis doesn't inhibit normal body movement.
The treatment works most effectively on wrinkles on the forehead, on the ridge of the nose, on the frown line between the eyes, and on "smile wrinkles" around the eyes.
Old wrinkles are not effectively removed by using Botox injections. For the effective treatment of old and deep wrinkles, Collagen treatment, that is to insert Collagen into specific areas of skin to be flattened out, can be used together with Botox injection.
The most common complication related to the use of Botox injections is "ptosis". This is a drooping of the eyelid caused by the Botox tracking into the eyelid muscle. However, it rarely occurs in cases where a medical professional administers the Botox injection.
If you invest your coffee time in receiving a Botox injection once every six months, you can always keep your beautiful skin.