Often the Botox patients are determined to remove some wrinkles and to understand the reason behind it the appearance of wrinkles. There are two classifications of the wrinkles, static wrinkles or Kinetic wrinkles (dynamic). Wrinkles begin to appear in the area around the eyes and forehead lines.
The reasons for the appearance of wrinkles:
Damage caused by exposure to the sun
A gradual decline in the amount of collagen and Elastin in the skin (Age Atrophy)
Kinetics of the facial muscles (expression lines)
Doctors target the treatment using Botox, a selective cosmetic neurological toxin, which rely mainly on protein selectively at a point between nerve cells and muscles. This technique is an effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the areas of motor frowning; eyebrows, forehead and around the eyes, and is done within an interval of four to six months.
2 – What is Botox?
The Botolinum Toxin Type A is a protein derived from the bacterium dubbed Claustrederm Buthelinyum. Seven existing types are permitted for use in the field of cosmetics. Botox was first used 20 years ago in the treatment of many medical conditions, especially in cases of muscular contraction. It was later discovered about Botox’s effectiveness to erase wrinkles. But it should be noted that the amount used in cosmetic care is much lower than those used to treat some medical conditions.
3 – Where can it be injected?
Botox can be injected where wrinkles are seen or visible, at the top and bottom of the face, eye contour, the top of the nose, chin, and neck but never to be injected in the center of the face as it only cause difficulty in speech and smile. Botox is also used in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis of the hands and armpits, to stop sweating for a period of almost a year.
4 – What is the difference between Botox and (fillers)?
Botox does not give more volume, like fillers, but it works in an effective manner relax the muscles responsible for causing wrinkles.
It should be noted that Botox does not replace fillers or vice versa.
Recent studies have shown that the use of Botox along with fillers such as Juvederm and Hyluronic acid can prolong the anti-aging effect. By preventing muscle contraction, the effects of fillers can last for a longer period.
5 – When should I start using Botox injections and are there any side effects?
Botox reduces the severity of facial wrinkles and can be used to raise the eyebrows to give a more youthful look. But one of the most important characteristics of Botox is its ability to prevent the appearance of new wrinkles.
Improper injection by a non-experienced person may result in drop of eyelids or change in outlooks of the patient.