What is Botox?
Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the appearance of frown lines, smile lines etc for a short period of time.
Botox is administered by a trained, qualified, doctor as a non surgical treatment for antiageing. It works by blocking the nerve impulses in the treated muscles, so reducing the formation of lines and wrinkles.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment is usually well tolerated by most, and is at worst a discomfort. Our Dermatologists dermado offer ice packs or numbing creams prior to treatment to maximise patient comfort.
How long does the treatment take?
A treatment usually takes between ten to twenty minutes. You can go back to work immediately after. There may be redness, mild swelling and very rarely bruising from the treatment.
When will I see the results?
You start to see improvement within a few days of treatment, and the lines and wrinkles look less prominent. The results keep improving for upto 2 weeks after treatment. Results last upto 4 months.
Will I have a frozen face?
Botox has had a lot of bad press as it was often over used and abused by celebrities. So it is important to choose and soften the muscles of expression, so that your result is a younger face with softer lines. Choose a doctor with years of experience, plan to do the treatment in a step wise manner, and you will be pleased with the result. Botox delivers safe and effective treatment, choose to use it wisely.
What are the possible side effects of this treatment?
The most common side effects of this treatment are pain, redness and swelling which last upto 24 hours. Very rarely there can be bruising, which may take upto a week to resolve.
Rarely, headache, tiredness, dry mouth may occur. Allergic reactions are very uncommon. For more detailed information, ask your doctor about this treatment.
Who should not take Botox treatment?
Who should you choose to administer the treatment?
A qualified, well trained doctor should administer the treatment.
Do results differ?
Yes Individual results may vary based on the dose used, and from doctor to doctor. Choose your doctor carefully. Experience counts, and quality matters.
When do I need to repeat the treatment?
The result of single treatment wears off in 4 to 6 months, you need to go back to your doctor when you find the lines are coming back. To know more about Botox treatment, consult Dr. Rasya Dixit today.
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The information provided in Dr. Dixit's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.