Commercially available Botulinum toxin is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Very low doses are administered via a few tiny injections to temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown and wrinkle lines. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the contraction of the muscles resulting in smoothening of the overlying skin.
Botox can be used as early as the 30s when men and women start to develop wrinkles. It is also used to enhance certain facial features for people of any age group. Additionally, it is also the perfect solution for excessive sweating.
Botox can be used as early as the 25s-30s when men and women start to develop wrinkles. It is also used to enhance certain facial features for people of any age group. Additionally, it is also the perfect solution for excessive sweating.
The treatment dose is administered during a simple, 10-minute treatment, before which a topical numbing cream is applied. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. The injection sensation is described by most patients as feeling like a bug bite. This is often called a lunchtime procedure. Not much care is needed after the treatment.
Results start appearing within 2-3 days, with maximal response visible between 7 to 10 days. The results of treatment last for close to 6 months.
If injected with proper technique and by an experienced dermatologist, the chances of side effects are almost negligible.
The more you know, the less you need. A seasoned dermatologist will do only what is necessary and required. With the miniscule doses of the toxin used for treatment, the muscle activity that causes lines is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
If you do not continue treatments, the expression lines will gradually look as they did before treatment.
Yes, these concerns can also be addresses by Botox. You can talk to our principal Dermatologist - Dr Manoj Agarwala to know more about this.
The price of a Botox treatment varies for each person depending on the units of the product consumed. At the time of your consultation, we discuss the cost of your Botox treatments. There are periodic offers and discounts too.
Be wary of discount products or “cheap” Botox Cosmetic – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is not. Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the qualified dermatologist who is administering your treatment.
The best way to save money on your treatments is to enroll in Botox consumer loyalty programme. You can ask the reception or your dermatologist for more about this.