Botox is a purified protein, also known as Botulinum Toxin, that is used to improve the appearance of lines on the client’s face and neck including crow’s feet and frown lines, all without the need of any surgery.
Botox is injected into those specific muscles that require treatment. It causes the muscle to relax, and a visible improvement in the features can be observed because of the softening of the lines and wrinkles. This is why Botox clinics are popular across the world, with major celebrities opting for this treatment. It is one of the most widely studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries, including India.
Botox targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. A temporary reduction in muscle activity ensues after some time. You will begin to notice a visible smoothening of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows. Post correction with Botox, your facial features will appear to be more relaxed and rested. On an average, the effect of Botox lasts about four months.
Botox treatment is also used to address excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. When treating excessive sweating, a dermatologist injects Botox directly into the skin on the underarm or onto the palms. A single treatment of Botox can provide up to 6 months of relief from excessive sweating.
The procedure for injecting Botox can take anywhere between 10 to 30 minutes depending on the number of areas requiring the injections.
One of the questions that clients have is whether Botox will give them an unnatural appearance or make it difficult for them to talk or smile. Our expert dermatologists ensure that the effect of Botox on our clients looks natural. To do this, we inject just enough quantities of Botox to relax the targeted muscles without affecting other muscles. This allows the clients to maintain their natural facial expressions.
To minimize discomfort, we apply a topical numbing cream over the concerned areas, about 45 minutes before the procedure. There is no downtime involved in a Botox treatment, and you can, in fact, reapply your makeup as soon as you leave the clinic.
Clients begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting roughly between 4 – 6 months.