Cosmetic uses of Botox®
Botox® is used for many indications in the medical world. Within aesthetics it is used to relax the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles.
Botox® is licensed for its use on the frown, forehead lines and also for the crows feet around the eyes. Botox® reduces excessive movement of the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles and therefore prevents the formation of lines and wrinkles. With accurate placement the muscles can be adjusted to shape the brows in a more ideal way or to simply raise them with a Botox® brow lift.
Botox® is also used to reduce clenching and grinding of the teeth from overactive jaw muscles and to reduce a very square jaw. It can be used to reduce a gummy smile when the lip rises too high and to reduce bunny lines on the nose. Botox® can be used to reduce a downward smile where overactive muscles pull the corners of the mouth down and to reduce a cobblestone chin. Botox® is also used to define the jaw line when the neck muscles are too strong and blend in to the jaw or when there are visible neck lines that need minimising.
Botox® for Hyperhydrosis
Botox® is also very popular to reduce sweating. It can be used for underarm sweating or even for sweating on the palms of the hands.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a brand of Botulinum Toxin produced by the reputable pharmaceutical company Allergan. The product is an extracted purified protein that when injected prevents excessive muscular contraction in that area reducing unwanted lines and wrinkles, muscle activity or sweating.
Botox® was the first and only FDA approved drug for treatment of the forehead, frown and crows feet. It has had the longest research behind it.
What happens during Botox® Treatment?
The muscle movements are first examined and marked out to identify the ideal points for Botox® treatment to be most effective with most aesthetic outcome. The Botox® dose is then calculated for each area and administered with the finest needle.
How long does Botox® take to work?
Botox® starts can start to work as soon as 24 to 48 hours but for most it takes 3 to 5 days to start. It takes 2 weeks for its full effects to have occurred and to be able to see the end result.
How long does Botox® last?
The effects of Botox® last for 3 months where the lines and wrinkles smooth out. It can last a little longer for some people. After a few treatments with Botox® the effects become even more beneficial as the skin smooths out even further.