This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
How Does The Botox Work?
Botox acts as a nerve impulse blocker. Botox actually prevents wrinkles from appearing by relaxing the underlying muscles so they don’t contract. Botox binds to the nerve endings and blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing your normal facial expression to be unaffected.
What Is The Botox Treatment Like?
Botox therapy is a simple and safe procedure performed by professional doctors. The injection takes just minutes, and there is no significant pain, as they use extremely fine needles. No sedation or local anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately. You can even drive yourself home or back to the office. Usually makeup can be reapplied before patients leave the clinic, and normal activities can be resumed immediately after the procedure. Some results from Botox therapy will be seen in the first few hours, but it generally takes one to two weeks for the full effect to become apparent. Botox treatment may be repeated a couple of times a year to maintain the desired effects.
Who Is Suitable For Botox Treatment?
• Flu-like symptoms and generally feeling unwell
• Nausea (feeling sick)
• Drooping of the eyelids (this is temporary)
• Facial pain
• Eyelid twitching
• Redness and mild pain at the site of the injections
• Weakness in the muscles
• Double vision
• A squint
• Have an infection at the planned site of the injection.
• Are currently pregnant or feel that you may be pregnant.
• Have allergies to the ingredients found in Botox.
• If you have a condition that affects your nerves or muscles.
• If you are currently breastfeeding.
• If you have a disorder that increases your risk of bleeding; for example, hemophilia.
• If you have a history of swallowing difficulties (dysphasia).
• If you have chronic breathing difficulties.
• If you have epilepsy.
• If you have had eye surgery.