A neurotoxin that targets the nervous system, disrupting the nerve signaling processes that stimulate muscle contraction and the drug causes temporary muscle paralysis is known as Botox. Botox injections do not let the release of acetylcholine, which stops the muscle cells from contracting. The toxin helps the muscles to become less stiff in this way.
Botox and its importance:
BOTOX is primarily used in skincare to prevent wrinkles in skin. It lasts for three to twelve months depending upon the type of the treatment.
The injections is mainly requested by people o in the following areas of the face:
- wrinkles between the eyebrows, called frown lines, glabellar lines, or elevens
- Known as crow’s feet, wrinkles around the eyes.
- horizontal creases in the forehead
- lines at the corners of the mouth
- “cobblestone” skin on the chin
BOTOX can also cause many side-effects so it is important to take care of Botox treatment. It can cause effects like dry eye, following cosmetic uses
- an upset stomach
- swelling, or bruising, a little pain, around the injection site
- a headache
- temporary eyelid drooping
- Unwanted weakness or paralysis in nearby muscles which is
- urinary problems after treatment for urinary incontinence
- a worsening of neuromuscular disorders
- double vision after treatment for strabismus also known as Spatial disorientation.
- corneal ulceration after treatment for blepharitis
- the cardiovascular events, such as arrhythmia and myocardial infarction
Botox aftercare is also important to make the treatment effective and avoid its harmful effects.
Especially, on the day you get Botox, it’s a good idea to:
- gently exercise your face
- relax for the rest of the day
- maintain a normal heart rate
- Prohibit touching, rubbing, or physical pressure on the affected area
- leave the treated area alone
Here are the ways for Botox aftercare.
1. Return to your normal activities
Botox injections do not require recovery time so, you can return to your normal activities after you get the treatment. You can resume your daily work and also your school or work right after you get the treatment.
2. Wait 24 hours to exercise
It is important to wait 24 hours to exercise or even several days as suggested by the doctor because physical activity increases blood flow which could potentially spread the toxin to the areas which were not intended and reduce its effectiveness at the injection site. It also increases the risk of bruising. However, you can do facial exercises like smiling, frowning or raising eyebrows.
3. Stay makeup free
Applying makeup might runoff toxins and can decrease the effectiveness of Botox so, it is advised to stay makeup free after your treatment.
4. Sit Up
One should sit up for the first 4 hours after getting Botox. Lying down or bending might spread the toxin and promote bruising.
5. Stay away from alcohol
It is suggested to stay away from alcohol 24 hours before and after the treatment because alcohol causes bruising.
6. Don’t touch your face
Doctors recommend you to not touch your face 24 hours before and after Botox treatment because it increases the chance of spreading toxins.
How long does BOTOX last?
Patients really enjoy about BOTOX therapy because of its long-lasting results. The effects of BOTOX last about 3 – 6 months, with the average results beginning to wear off after about four months. As with any treatment, of course, the longevity of the results will vary from patient to patient. Men typically require BOTOX injections more often than women, for example.
During your initial consultation at Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, one of the licensed, qualified, and experienced BOTOX injectors will recommend a treatment plan that will help you best achieve your aesthetic goals and maintain your beautiful results for as long as possible.