What are Botox injections for?
The introduction of Botox into the skin (medical botulinum therapy) is an injection of the drug for local relaxation in the muscle, so that the muscle does not contract and wrinkles are noticeably reduced. Muscle fibers relax and therefore a person simply cannot frown. The procedure is carried out using local anesthetics and is an injection of botulinum toxin (Dysport, Botox, Xeomin) into the correction zone (in the forehead, in the region above the upper lip and in other zones) in various ways: inside the skin, intramuscularly or subcutaneously. The competent approach of the cosmetologist to the choice of the area of influence is very important, in calculating the amount of the drug and the individual characteristics of the patient’s body perception of botulinum toxin.
The principle of Botox injections
Botox injections are administered in the following areas: on the forehead, the outer corners of the eyes, in the lowered corners of the mouth, in the area above the upper lip, the bridge of the nose, neck and décolleté.
The term of effective action is from 3 to 8 months, in some cases – more (depends on the individual characteristics of the patient’s body).
Today it is almost the only procedure that can not be compared with any other in quality, instant results and safety.
Preparation for the procedure
Before making Botox injections, it is impossible for the previous day:
sleep on your stomach;
do the massage;
take “Aspirin” and other drugs that prevent thrombosis;
Botox injections in the forehead, in the area above the upper lip and in other areas allow you to smooth and relax the muscle of the face, thereby solving many problems:
Expression wrinkles are corrected:
wrinkles under the eyes, the so-called “crow’s feet”;
wrinkles in the neck and neck area;
wrinkles in the chin area;
wrinkles around the lips (purse-string wrinkles);
wrinkles on the forehead and nose and nose.
The problem of overhanging the upper eyelid is solved (Eyebrow shape correction);
Correction of asymmetry (lips, eyebrows);
Botox injections into the forehead, into the area above the upper lip and into other areas take about 1 hour, including specialist advice, make-up removal, marking and direct administration of the drug (10 minutes).
Injections of Botox and other botulinum toxin-containing drugs (Xeomin, Dysport) are used to eliminate sweating (hyperhidrosis). the introduction of Botox in problem areas can significantly reduce sweating. The effect obtained lasts up to 6 months.
Botox injections in the forehead
How many injections are needed to achieve the effect?
For the disappearance of facial wrinkles on the face, one procedure for the introduction of botulinum toxin will be sufficient. This procedure includes several injections (the amount depends on the corrected area):
omission of the corners of the mouth – make 1 injection on each side of the mouth;
folds on the neck – 3 injections on each side of the fold;
“Crow’s feet” – 3-4 injections near each eye;
creases in the eyebrows – 3-4 injections on each side;
on the forehead – about 10-15;
with armpit sweating – about 30 injections.
The main rule when conducting botulinum therapy is that the procedure should only be performed by an experienced cosmetologist. Since, if Botox injections were carried out by an inexperienced specialist, then the likelihood of side effects is very likely. It is forbidden to inject yourself at home!
The introduction of Botox takes no more than 5 minutes and does not even require local anesthesia (in some cases, pre-treatment with anesthetic cream is possible).
Immediately upon completion of the procedure, you can return to the usual rhythm of life, there are only minor restrictions. During the first few hours, it is necessary to maintain the vertical position of the head and often strain the facial muscles.
Injection sites should not be rubbed and exposed to sunlight or cosmetics. In addition, for the next 7-10 days you will have to refrain from visiting the sauna and limit alcohol consumption. And, of course, you can forget about chemical peeling for at least a month.
The effect of Botox injections often manifests itself after a few days, however, final conclusions about the results of the procedure can be made no earlier than 2 weeks. The achieved result is stored for 4-6 months, after which a second procedure is necessary.
The Botox injections procedure allows you to:
reduce hyperhidrosis of the palms, armpits and feet;
cure headaches in some cases;
carry out a facelift;
correct senile atrophy of the skin of the face and neck;
correct the omission of the upper eyelid;
correct facial asymmetry.
Despite the fact that there are no age indications for Botox injections, it is still not recommended to carry out the procedure for persons under 18 years of age.
chronic diseases in the acute stage;
inflammatory skin diseases;
thrombo and hemophilia;
serious visual impairment;
pregnancy and lactation.