Botox injections belong to a category of medications in which varied forms of botulinum toxin is used to freeze muscle activity on a temporary basis. This is apparently the first ever cosmetic procedure that is FDA approved.
Botox injections are basically used for reduction or temporary improvement of visible facial wrinkles which are usually a result of aging, depletion of collagen, cellular modifications or damage caused due to free radicals. An interesting fact is that even simple acts like frowning or concentrating leads to contraction of muscles between the brows which makes the skin fold and thus create undesired wrinkles. These miraculous injections are also used for treatment of medical problems like neck spasms, excessive sweating, uncontrolled blinking migraines, bladder issues, and also crossed eyes.
Practitioners all over the world have been making result-oriented usage of Botox injections in the domain of cosmetic surgery. It has proven to be a successful treatment for facial wrinkles and creases. This procedure is short and does not require anesthesia. Without causing any major discomfort, the Botox injection needle is injected into specific muscles. It takes a maximum of week’s time for the treatment to show results. Strict avoidance of alcohol, aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medicines is advised before and after the treatment.
The skin looks smooth and wrinkle free for four to six months after which the gradual appearance of fine lines start becoming visible to the naked eye, which calls for re-treatment.
Temporary bruising and mild headaches are the only possible side-effects. These also get resolved within one or two days. The treated area should not be rubbed for atleast 12 hours.