Gone are the days when the incredible, feel-good benefits and stunning effects of a Botox injection were confined to the super-rich and ‘A List’ celebrities and, fortunately for everyone, the safe, trusted and incredibly effective treatment of Botox® is much more accessible and commonly sought after than ever before.
What Actually Is Botox®?
Botox is essentially the most well-known brand name of a toxin originating from the Bacteriam ‘Clostridum Botulinum’ and, perhaps surprisingly, there are similar brands such as Xeomin and Dysport. Botox is generally considered to be the most effective, however, and is the most trusted and by far the safest as it is the only approved for injection by the national regulators, The Food and Drug Administration.
Essentially, Botox® blocks the signals that nerves in your body automatically send to your muscles, meaning the particular injected muscle is unable to contract resulting in a significant relaxing and softening of your wrinkles.
What Is The Timescale Of Botox®?
The procedure itself, from start to finish, takes a couple of minutes and never requires the patient to undergo anesthesia. Although every individual is unique, it commonly takes approximately one to two weeks for Botox® to take full effect, with General Guidance being to abstain from Alcohol for the first seven days after treatment. Additionally, to prevent the possibility of bruising, it is also strongly advisable to avoid aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medication for two weeks after the procedure.
In the first twenty-four hours after your injection, it is important to avoid rubbing the injected area to ensure no Botox is inadvertently spread to other areas of your body and to avoid over-exertion. In some cases, your medical doctor may also instruct you to remain upright for around four hours after your injection.
To ensure your Botox® procedure is carried out by trained and experienced professionals, ensure you visit an Established clinic that is administered by Allergan Certified Medical Doctors, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, such as the #1 Botox® provider in Georgia, dermani medspa.
What Can Botox® Actually Do?
As you are more than likely fully aware, Botox is most commonly used to drastically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. Other, less well-known, benefits of having regular Botox® injections include:
- Chronic and persistent migraines
- Strabismus (when the eyes are pointing in different directions)
- Severe and persistent underarm sweating
- Overactive bladder
- Uncontrollable and/or painful blinking
- Cervical Dystonia (severe shoulder and neck muscle spasms)
Can Anyone Get Botox?
Botox® is available to nearly everyone, regardless of age, gender or skin type and is a simple, affordable and effective treatment for wrinkles.
The only groups of people who are advised against Botox® injections are pregnant women, breastfeeding women or patients with a suspected or confirmed neurological disease. In addition, in the unusual likelihood that you are allergic to the protein element in cow’s milk, your medical doctor would more than likely advise against getting Botox® injections.