Gone are the days when Botox Treatment used to be the celebrity thing only; now a day it's very much within the reach of middle & upper middle class society; be it Women or Men. Today it’s extremely popular cosmetic procedure, which brings youth fullness with growing age & make you feel fresh and rejuvenated without freezing the looks. It is very safe treatment, which is used for skin aesthetic purpose from last 4-5 decades.
Botox is a purified protein material, which is prepared from botulin & used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles.
Botox treatment works by blocking the overactive nerve impulses, which result in extreme muscle contractions, thus reducing the wrinkles.
At Square Root, every month we get about 50-60 treatment request wherein we strictly follow the mandatory medical history and examination process post which our experts dermatologists determines that whether you are fit to go for the Botox treatment or not and if yes then how many units of Botox needs to be injected to get the desired result. Once the assessment is done then treatment starts by applying a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) to ensure that no discomfort is experienced during the procedure & then Botox is injected into the muscles in the target area. Total time duration for Botox could vary from 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on the areas to be treated.
Once the Botox treatment is done & you are supposed to stay in upright or semi-upright position for about 5-10 minutes & avoid lying down for the next 2 to 4 hours. You also need to continue with active facial expressions for couple of hours to ensure better absorption of Botox in order to get the optimal result. It is mandatory to avoid any kind of massages on the face for at least 24 hours post the procedure.
In general, any side effects associated with non- surgical procedures are minimal which normally gets resolved within a day or few days; though its prudent to be aware of any potential side effects one may experience post Botox treatment which may be.
Feeling of Lazy Eyes
Experience of Mild headache
Little difficulty to move the eyelid
Some Swelling on face or bruise etc
Just to update; these symptoms are purely temporary in nature, which subside by its own.
Post 18 years of age; any one can go for Botox treatment except pregnant women and people with nervous disorders.
Normally cost of Botox treatment depends upon the number of units, which need to be injected on the targeted area. Results post treatment could be awesome if done by an expert dermatologist. The effect lasts for 6 months and recommended to repeat the same after 6 months.
Following precautions are advised post Botox Treatment which are:
Strictly no facial massage for 3 to 4 days
No to sauna steam
Avoid heavy exercises
You need to Imitate the facial expression muscles
Do not lie down for 4 hours.
It’s a very safe treatment and any side effect caused due to this is temporary in nature and totally restricted to the injected area only. There are very minor risks associated with this procedure however one may experience some headache, mild pain, bit swelling or bruising in the injected area.
There is no down time post Botox treatment as you can get back to your work after the treatment. You just need to ensure that you do not lie down for the next 2-4 hours after treatment and stay away from a facial massage for 24 hours after treatment.
Actual results post Botox treatment can be seen within 3-10 days post treatment, which effect remains for at least 4-6 months. Dermatologist in Gurgaon strongly recommends to take maintenance or top-up sessions also for effect to last longer.