BOTOX The commonest, most popular cosmetic procedure performed across the globe has been spoken and written about endlessly but no one can deny that when you say Botox, you think anti-ageing and youthfulness in the same breath. Tiny painless injections of a purified protein derivative of botulinum toxin given in under 30 minutes magically erases the frown lines, crow’s feet and all the tell-tale little lines on the face, to reveal a creaseless, stress-free and relaxed appearance. With minimal downtime and discomfort, it is extremely safe when done by trained medical professionals and the effects last for 4 to 6 months.
Botulinum toxin is a purified protein, known to most as Botox (The oldest and best-known USFDA approved brand from Allergan, USA). Lines and wrinkles especially around the eyes and frown lines on the forehead can be treated with the injection of a few drops of Botox which are adequate to relax the targeted muscles, thus eliminating lines for 4-6 months. Botox Injections are quick and comfortable, taking about ten minutes and done with fine needles that feel like an ant bite. Discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and an anesthesia is usually not required, the injection may sting for a few seconds. Normal activities can be resumed soon after.
The dose recommended for the treatment will vary depending on your individual situation and the severity of your lines. Your doctor will know what the best dose is for you and which muscle to inject and give you the best results.