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Everything You Need to Know About Botox Treatment for Face

Are you considering Botox to take years off your face? Here’s everything you need to know about Botox treatment for face? 

Botox treatment for face

Signs of ageing, like fine lines and wrinkles, are inevitable, and we all are bound to experience them at some point in our lives. But, if you want to retain your youthful complexion and stay wrinkle-free, you must try Botox, the fountain of youth in a syringe. This injectable elixir works by relaxing the wrinkle-causing muscles in your face, thus giving you a youthful appearance. While Botox is a popular procedure, it is still shrouded in some mystery. To simplify things for you, we have put together a comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about Botox treatment for face.

What is Botox?

As the name suggests, Botox comes from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox has been used for cosmetic purposes to treat wrinkles brought on by muscle movement for years. Since Botox is a neurotoxin, it affects the neurological system, interfering with the nerve signalling mechanisms that cause muscular contraction. This is how it causes momentary paralysis of the muscles. Acetylcholine is a chemical messenger that the nerves release at the point where nerve terminals and muscle cells converge to cause any muscle to contract. Acetylcholine connects to receptors on muscle cells, causing the cells to shorten or contract. Botox prevents the release of acetylcholine, thus preventing the muscle cells from contracting.

What are the benefits of Botox treatment for face?

Botox uses purified protein to reduce the appearance of signs of ageing. It treats wrinkles caused by muscle movement. These are known as dynamic wrinkles or “expression lines”. Cosmetically, Botox can be used to reduce wrinkles and lines in the following areas:

  • the area between the eyebrows, to treat frown lines
  • around the eyes, to tree crow’s feet lines
  • can also be used to relax muscles that pull down on the face, for example, in the neck muscles, to give a lifting effect
  • the forehead, to correct forehead lines

Are the results of Botox permanent?

The results of Botox treatment for face are not permanent. Since Botox uses a purified form of botulinum toxin, after four to six months, it is metabolised by your body at the site of injection and eliminated. Therefore, the results last only for three to four months. So, once you get Botox, you will be required to get the treatment at regular intervals to maintain results.

What are the side effects of Botox?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons considers Botox a safe procedure. However, it may cause some side effects for some patients, including:

  • Bruising and pain at the injection site
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Redness
  • Temporary facial weakness or drooping

However, since Botox treatment for face wears off over time, most of these side effects are temporary.

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