Botox 101: Myths, The Good and The Bad

We all have a friend who had skin that looked like they spent a weekend at a spa drinking collagen but in reality, they had a Botox. Botox is one of the most fantastic and miraculous aesthetic treatments to treat facial wrinkles and fine lines. There are over 6 million Botox injected each year and is getting more and more popular day by day.

Botox has proved its effectiveness for 20 years, but still, there are a lot of myths and rumors about the process and side effects. We have explained some important points and busted some myths to answer all your questions regarding Botox

What is Botox?

Botox is actually a neurotoxin produced by a bacterium (Clostridium Botulinum) and is actually very dangerous. This toxin is used in small doses to reduce wrinkles around the eyes, lips, and forehead.

Yes, this is how amazing medical science is. So, no matter how dreadful Botox sounds, it can be used for lots of aesthetic treatments and even medical problems like excess sweating, and gummy grins.

What Are Botox Injections and How Do They Work?

Neurotransmitters are nerves that send a signal to a muscle so it can move. So, a neurotoxin blocks the muscle’s movement by stopping the neurotransmitter. So Botox paralyzes facial muscles and stops them from moving and takes partial control of your facial expressions and removes a wrinkle.

Where you Can Get Botox Injections?

Botox is used in the beauty industry to soften and cure facial muscles and prevent facial lines and wrinkles from appearing and remove present ones. According to the FDA, Botox can be used to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, and distance between eyebrows.

But dermatologists use it to soften up chin and necklines and wrinkles, flipping lips, reducing lines around jaw and mouth. It is also used in people that have excessive perspiration in their underarms, feet or hands.

For Botox treatment in Mumbai, contact Dr. Niketa Sonavane, Celebrity Dermatologist and founder of Ambrosia Aesthetics, Mumbai.

When Does Botox Start Working?

To view the effects of Botox, you’ll need to wait for one or two days and sometimes take 3 days to one week. However, complete results may take ten days to two weeks.

When it comes to Botox, how long does it usually last?

If the right amount is used, it will last three months. If the dose is too low, it will wear off sooner, although the effects can continue up to six months. Botox’s effects are highly dependent on your body’s capacity to metabolize the neurotoxin; thus outcomes will vary from person to person.

Can You Fix bad Botox?

Botox is irreversible and if something bad happens you’ll need to wait until the toxin removes from the body. Also, your dermatologist needs to be very careful to avoid overdose.

How Long Does Botox’s ‘Frozen’ Effect Last?

You can still create expressions and not be frozen if Botox is done appropriately. That is why it is essential to seek the advice of a professional. It can affect your expressions if you use too much or put it in the incorrect way by even a millimeter. This normally lasts for two to three months. When Botox is administered, some nerves are “paralyzed,” yet you may still smile, frown, and make emotions.

Botox’s Amazing Unexpected Benefits:

Botox has the ability to tighten pores in addition to smoothing wrinkles. Softening the wrinkles also reduces pore size and makes makeup sit 100x better on the skin. They just seem fresher, more rested, and their skin looks so much better. Amazing!

Does Botox Have Any Negative Side Effects?

Small irritation and redness of the treatment region, as well as minor bruising, may occur after the operation, although this should not persist long.

Let us know if you’ve used Botox in Mumbai previously and whether the results were satisfactory in the comments section below.

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