What is Botox?
Botox 100IU is a dermal injection that has been approved for both medical and cosmetic purposes in over 100 countries worldwide. It can be used for the treatment of muscular conditions such as cervical dystonia, migraines and other issues, as well as the treatment of cosmetic problems such as wrinkles and facial lines. Many people choose Botox for other treatments such as facial sculpting, lifting of eyebrows, facial contouring and more.
What’s in the product?
Botox is made from Onabotulinum toxin A, which is a bacterium clostridium botulinum derived neurotoxin which temporarily paralyzes the muscles it is injected into. As there is no generic Botox, brands use varied amounts of the Botulinum neurotoxin for dermal fillers.
How does Botox 100 IU work?
Upon injection, Botox blocks nerve signals going to and from the injection area, thereby paralyzing the targeted muscle/muscles and restricting their movement. This allows your doctor to target a specific set of muscles for either cosmetic or medical purposes.
What are the side effects of Botox?
While loss of muscle capacity is the resulting outcome, a properly administered treatment should not result in the complete loss of expression in the face. As Botox is a technique-sensitive treatment, finding a skilled medical expert to properly perform the injection is of the utmost importance in avoiding unwanted side effects. Some other side effects may include stiffness and mild pain after treatment, as well as temporary facial swelling.
What is Botox used for?
This product is used to target the muscles responsible for frowning and squinting. Overtime, constant use of these muscles wears down skin and results in frown lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. In order to reduce and prevent the skin degeneration that comes with age, Botox is injected into these muscles, paralyzing them and preventing their movement. In this way, Botox smooths and corrects crow’s feet, wrinkles, frown lines and skin furrows in the forehead. It can be used similarly for muscular disorders such as migraines or cervical dystonia. When injected into targeted muscles, it can be used to reduce pain and prevent spasms.
Is Botox safe?
Botox is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries, and has been extensively evaluated in clinical trials and scientific and medical journals. Because of this thorough research, it is the most popular and safest treatment for the temporary improvement of ageing related skin lines and wrinkles and the treatment of muscular disorders.
What can I expect after use?
This product causes temporary paralysis of targeted muscles, meaning it will stiffen and most likely numb the designated areas. In addition, you may experience some mild pain or stinging, which should go away within a few hours. Soon thereafter, you will notice a significant decrease in your wrinkles, crow’s feet or frown lines within 24-48 hours.
What is the cost of treatment?
Consult with your doctor about costs, as most cosmetic practitioners will most often charge you a treatment fee in addition to the cost of the product.
How long will it take to see results?
Results are noticeable between 24-48 hours after injection, and will manifest in a significant reduction in lines and wrinkles.
Is the process painful?
Botox treatments are known as lunchtime procedures due to the quick and easy treatment, which is virtually painless and allows customers to quickly get back to their daily routine. After treatment, you may experience mild numbing or stinging, which should quickly subside. If pain persists longer than normal contact your doctor immediately.
How long do the effects last?
Treatments with Botox are temporary and effects generally last around 4 months. On average, a person will require follow-up treatment 4-6 months after their last to maintain the effects on their skin.
Can I use it myself?
This product is not available for sale to the public, and requires the skills of a certified medical professional with intensive knowledge of facial structures and anatomy to administer. We always recommend consulting with a doctor to see if a product is right for you. Any cosmetic or medical product if administered incorrectly can permanently damage your skin or muscle, and may lead to scarring and even death.