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Botox is the commonest cosmetic procedure performed in India and worldwide today.

Aging is an ongoing process. Today’s stressful lifestyle hastens the aging process on the contrast you want to look young and competitive. At the same time, you feel face lift is too aggressive or you can’t afford that much time. Botox is the simplest solution for you.

Botox is an outpatient non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment, which reduces skin wrinkles and gives you a younger look.  Botox modify muscle action and help to reduce facial wrinkle and give an alert and energetic face and also help to modify facial feature to get a narrow face and define the jaw line. Beside cosmetic uses, Botox is used in much medical condition.

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Botox is a protein  which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When protein used in the correct dose, it has a number of medical and cosmetic uses.

Botox is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is present in many natural settings, including soil, lakes, forests, and in the intestinal tracts of mammals and fish. Botox is an injectable drug made from highly-purified botulinum toxin type A, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, (AOCD), and Botox is safe and has few side effects when used in a therapeutic context.


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Botox is mainly use for reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles.

Botox also shows benefits in other medical conditions although not approved by the FDA, it is called off label use of Botox. (Off Label)

Common facial areas people use Botox on include:

  • To reduce frown lines, also called glabellar lines or “elevens”
  • To reduce wrinkles around the eyes, known as crow’s feet
  • To reduce horizontal creases in the forehead
  • To reduce lines at the corners of the mouth
  • To reduce “cobblestone” skin on the chin
  • Crossed eyes, or strabismus
  • Eyelid spasms, or blepharospasm
  • A neurological movement disorder called cervical dystonia
  • Jawline definition(Neferteettii) ( Off Label)
  • Masseter botox(broad face) (Off Label)

Body conditions

  • excessive sweating, known as primary focal hyperhidrosis
  • Alopecia (Off Label)
  • Psoriasis (Off Label)
  • Dyshidrotic eczema (Off Label)
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia (Off Label)
  • Vulvodynia (Off Label)
  • Raynaud syndrome (Off Label)
  • Achalasia cardia, an issue with the throat that makes swallowing difficult (Off Label)
  • Anismus, a dysfunction of the anal muscle (Off Label)
  • Sialorrhea, a condition where the body produces too much saliva (Off Label)
  • An overactive bladder. (Off Label)
  • Botox is used to treat a variety of medical conditions related to muscles. (Off Label)

NOTE: According to the FDA, whether Botox injections are safe during pregnancy or breast-feeding is not currently known.

Botox act on nerve endings. It reduces the effect of nerve stimulation end organ

  1. Reduces muscle contraction
  2. Reduces salivary secretion
  3. Reduces perspiration

The neurotoxic proteins in Botox injections affect nerve impulses by blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which temporarily prevents muscle cell contraction and glandular cell activity. Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can’t contract.

When used cosmetically, Botox is injected into specific facial or neck muscles, forcing them to relax and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead and frown lines. That makes wrinkles relax and soften.

Botox toxins may also be injected directly into overactive muscles or glands to limit their activity, such as the sweat glands under the armpits, neck muscles, or hand muscles.

Normally, Botox injections begin working within a few days of an injection. They tend to have only a localized, not systemic or whole-body effect.

Toxins of Botox are thought to remain active in the body or target area for 4 to 6 months before being metabolized and excreted from the body.

Botox won’t help with wrinkles caused by sun damage or gravity.

Duration of action: The effects of Botox are temporary, lasting 4-6 months, depending on the treatments.

Commercial versions of Botulinum toxin include:

People use the term Botox interchangeably for these various products, though “Botox” is the registered trademark of Allergan Inc.(most reputed and most prevalent brand), which we use in our clinic.

  • Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A)
  • Dysport (abobotulinumtoxin A)
  • Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin A)
  • Myobloc (rimabotulinumtoxin B)
  • Jeuveau (prabotulinumtoxin A)

People use Botulinum toxin by diluting the powder in normal saline and injecting it directly into neuromuscular tissue.

Getting Botox takes only a few minutes. You won’t need anesthesia. The provider uses a small needle (insulin syringe) to inject Botox into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. To reduce the discomfort even further topical anaesthesia is applied to the area treated or ice the area to numb it

You can start seeing the effect after 24-48 hours after the procedure.

It generally takes 7 to 14 days to take full effect. It’s best to avoid alcohol starting at least 1 week before the procedure. You should also stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications 2 weeks before treatment to help prevent bruising.

Avoid rubbing the injection site for 24 hours so you don’t spread the Botox to another area. Your doctor may also tell you to stay upright for 4 hours after the shots and to take a day off from exercising.

The effects may last for 4-6 months, depending on the treatment.

People should avoid using Botox during pregnancy or breastfeeding, or if they have had a previous allergic reaction to the drug or any of its ingredients.

You might have done a lot of surfing on the internet, but all those would be a general idea The consultation is an opportunity to ask questions regarding your concerns directly to your performing surgeon This is the consultation that tells you about:-

  • Is botox for you or not?
  • Is it safe for you?
  •  the realistic goal
  • Any risk of the procedure
  • What is your comfort level with botox

It is good to make a list of important questions before proceeding for the consultation step. So you won’t miss even a single chance for asking & addressing any of your concerns. One must select a board-certified dermatologist for a safe and smooth procedure.

You should have a brief of the following things with your cosmetic dermatologist

  1. Your area of concern
  2. What result you expect as you can take representative photographs
  3. Your lifestyle
  4. Any medical conditions & medical treatments
  5. Any supplements such as vitamins C and E,
  6. Alcohol, tobacco, and drug uses
  7. Drug allergies
  8. The previous history of Botox or any other procedure done.

Your dermatologist will evaluate the following:

  • The area of concern
  • The facial symmetry
  • The severity of lines
  • Skin quality
  • The amount of botox required for your area of concern
  • Other adjuvant procedures that can be done
  • When will the results be seen?
  • What will be the cost of the procedure?
  • They will show “before and after”photographs of the treated patients.

People generally tolerate Botox injections well, and side effects are not common. Luckily, “Botox side effects are rare and temporary”. Potential side effects (in just 1 to 5% of cases) include mild droopiness of the eyelid/eyebrow, which usually goes away within 2 weeks, slight bruising at the injection area, and headaches.

Along with its intended effects, botulinum toxin may rarely cause some unwanted effects that are temporary and not long-lasting.

These can include: –

  • Mild pain, swelling, or bruising around the injection site
  • Headache
  • Temporary eyelid drooping
  • Numbness
  • Temporary unwanted weakness or paralysis in nearby muscles.

In rare cases, the person may have a genetic predisposition that results in a mild, transient unusual response to the drug.

Some people receiving injections of botulinum toxin type A very rarely develop antibodies to the toxin that make subsequent treatments ineffective.

The effects of Botox will last 3 to 6 months. As muscle action slowly returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are shrinking.

As with most cosmetic treatments, the prices for Botox vary widely, depending on what region you go to for treatment. Some doctors will charge per unit of Botox used (which can range between 300 to 350 per unit, approximately), which others will charge per total area

Area Units of Botox Cost
forehead 8-14 2400-4200
frown 14-18 4200-5400
Crowes feet 12-26 3600-7800
Masseter 40-60 12000-18000
Jawline(Nefertettii) 30-40 9000-12000
Migraine and Hyperhidrosis(excessive sweating) 100-200 30,000-60,000

These wide variations are all the top reason why a quality consultation is needed, including an estimate, is a key to the overall positive experience. Besides the price, “the quality of the result always depends on who is the doctor, the number of patients he has injected/treated, his patient satisfaction rate, etc.”

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Dr. Shweta is a qualified dermatologist in Mumbai, India who comes with 15 years of experience and favorite of many Bollywood celebrities as well. She is expert to reduce facial wrinkle while maintaining the expressions. , shaping of the eyebrows, jaw shaping, jaw line creation are her favorite among celebrities. Along with other nonsurgical modality like fillers, HIFU, laser she creates unmatched beauty to make you your best. The feedback, testimonials, and reviews can be checked via our website or through the link of reputed cosmetic treatment results’ portals.

We at Allure Med spa in India, have world-class facilities in place to cater to your every need when it comes to cosmetic treatment. Here we have dedicated to the best results and the best medical centre for skincare treatment in India. If you have decided upon undergoing Botox treatment in India, Allure Medspa is an excellent choice for you.

To learn more about Botox treatment and find out if it’s right for you, call our clinic AllureMedspa in Mumbai, India, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shweta.

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Q. What’s the Ideal Age to Start Using Botox?

Ans: “Prevention is the new mantra. I have seen women in their 40s with few or no wrinkles who require very little Botox and women in their 20s who require more.” Anybody can undergo the procedure whenever the wrinkles bother them.

Q. Will My Friends Know I Got Botox?

Ans: Yes and no. Botox will make you look more youthful and cheerful. Only if the procedure is not done by a board certified doctor will it it leave behind any tell tale signs.

Q. What Should Be Expected After the Procedure?

Ans: Everyone is different, but generally, not too much. Botox is basically a lunch time procedure. You can resume your routine activities immediately after the procedure. But it will take a few days before you see the results.

Q. Will I Feel Numb or Frozen After the Procedure?

Ans: Botox is not designed to remove facial expressions. It basically relaxes our muscles and reduces our facial expressions. But has no effect on the nerves that causes sensation and so will not make you feel numb. If too much is injected in the horizontal lines of the forehead it can give a Spocked look. Hence it is important to select an experienced person for the procedure.

Summary:

Botox is a drug that, in small doses, can reduce skin wrinkles and help in treating certain muscle-related disorders.


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