The Beauty of Botox
Botox is a very well-known and commonly practiced procedure worldwide, as is also known as Injectables, Anti-wrinkle, or Wrinkle injections. This type of facial treatment relaxes overactive muscles in the facial area. This results in a younger, smoother, and rejuvenated appearance on the treated areas. The substance is injected into specific facial muscles by use of a fine and small needle. The substance causes the specific injected muscle to relax and allow the skin surface to soften lines and contours created by the stressed facial muscle. A regular treatment session takes between 15 and 30 minutes in total.
To avoid any critical pain while the injection is performed, an anaesthetic ointment is applied to the intended area 15 minutes before the treatment. Therefore, the muscle is numbed, and the pain is much more manageable. Should there be any swelling or bruising as a result of the injection, you can expect it to heal after only a few days. This type of wrinkle injection treatment takes effect after 2 to 14 days, with the results lasting for about 4 to 6 months after the treatment. Some people have stronger facial muscles, which would require more Botox to efficiently treat the muscle and get it to relax. Therefore, this type of treatment can be adjusted to your personal needs. Botox treatments can be combined with dermal filler injections into strategic areas of the face. Such a procedure is known as a “Liquid Facelift” or an “Injectable Facelift” procedure.
What is Botox?
Botulinum toxin, also known as Botox, is a neurotoxic protein that degenerates nerve tissue to allow the muscle to revert to a more relaxed state. This state is called flaccid paralysis, which is classified as a neurological condition that is characterised by reduced muscle tone. Flaccid paralysis is induced by the injection of Botox to the targeted muscle. This allows the muscle to completely relax and reduce the effects of wrinkles and lines on the face. Too much of this neurotoxic protein can cause botulism. Therefore, we highly recommend that you consult your doctor before considering wrinkle injection treatment.
Botulinum toxin has 7 main types that are named type A through G. Types A and B are used for medical and cosmetic purposes. Apart from Botox treatment, this toxin is also used to treat muscle spasms. The commercial form of this toxin, onabotulinumtoxinA, is what is present in Botox that are injected into stressed facial muscles. Since this toxin can be lethal in heavy doses, it is very important to consult a medical professional before-hand to discuss the details of the treatment and the quantity of the required wrinkle injections for optimal results.
DermaCare is your solution to non-surgical cosmetic treatments for people living in Gauteng. We offer a wide variety of facial, skin, and laser treatments to bring out the true beauty in you. For more info on our Botox treatment, please peruse our website for details and prices.