Antiageing Solutions: Botulinum Toxin (Botox)
At Skin City, our doctors are striving to provide solutions for antiageing. Looking good does wonders for our confidence & helps us be successful in every field. Wrinkles are formed on the face over time due to sun exposure & continuous muscle activity. These lines often make us look tired, angry or older than we are. Botulinum Toxin (Botox) is one of the best & the most popular wrinkle reduction treatment available today.
What is Botulinum Toxin?
Botulinum Toxin is a US FDA approved natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles & creates a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance.According to US FDA, anybody in the age group of 18-80 yrs (not in pregnant or breastfeeding women) of age who desires to get rid of their wrinkles & have a smoother appearance can get the treatment done.
What are the indications for Botulinum Toxin?
- To remove frown lines:
- Between the eyebrows
- Crows feet around the eyes
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Bunny Lines on the nose
- Down turned corners of the lips
- Neck bands (chicken legs) & horizontal lines
- Chin creasing
- To reduce broad jaws
- To improve the facial contour
- To lift sagging jowls
- For improving gummy smile
Hyperhidrosis : to reduce excessive sweating on palms & underarms
How is the treatment done?
Few injections with a very fine, small sterile needles are given in the desired area. No anesthesia is required. The pain is minimal, often described like an ant bite sting. For those who have a low pain threshold, ice packs can be used to alleviate pain. One can resume normal activities immediately. It takes effect after 4-5 days, with full effect 7-15 days post treatment.
How long does the effect last?
Effect may last for 4-6 months or longer, results vary from patient to patient. May last longer with repeated treatments. But result will wear off progressively (not suddenly).
Will my lines worsen if I discontinue Botulinum Toxin?
NO. Eventually, wrinkles will return as they were before the treatment.
What are the side effects?
No long-term side effects reported in the 20 years of use. Most common side effect is tenderness and bruising at the site of injection. Some people may have a feeling of heaviness in the head for a few hours.
Is it safe?
Botulinum Toxin is a purified protein derivative of botulinum toxin A & has been used for the last 20 years safely. It is US FDA approved. It is also used for treatment of migraine. Botulinum Toxin is also approved for use in children over 2 years of age with cerebral palsy.
CAUTION: IT SHOULD BE ADMINISTERED BY QUALIFIED TRAINED DOCTORS ONLY .