We all want to stay young and fresh, but as we age, this ideal may be a bit difficult to maintain. Facial rejuvenation treatments have gained a significant increase in the field of plastic surgery. Botox is by far the most popular cosmetic treatment to date. The following are common information you need to know about Botox.
BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTION
Don’t get the ‘toxin” stop you!
Botulinum toxin injections have been safely approved for the use of treatments of fine lines and wrinkles. The amount injected is very minute and cannot cause toxicity.
How is the treatment done?
The botox is injected into the muscles to prevent them from moving, which causes the smoothening of the wrinkles.
Is there pain during the treatment?
Botox is well tolerated by most patients. However, an anaesthetic cream can be applied for about 20 to 30 minutes before the treatment. Also, the procedure uses a very fine needle which lessens pain and increases patient comfort.
When can I see the result?
Botox takes seven to ten days to be effective. Afterwards, it lasts for three to four months, sometimes even more. Botox “temporarily paralyses” the muscles from moving, which is the reason that the treatment is repeated every three to four months.
What is the post-treatment care?
The treatment has no downtime. Expect bruising and redness which will disappear after a few hours. Make sure to avoid exercise or any activities that include bending or lying on the side for four hours after the treatment. Facial treatments, electrolysis, microdermabrasion can be done one week after the procedure.
Here in Dubai, Botulinum Toxin treatment is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.
Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in aesthetic treatments and surgeries.
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