Botox® has risen to prominence as the most sought-after non-surgical cosmetic procedure among adults. Originally utilized in treating neurological disorders, Botox® is now widely used for cosmetic purposes, particularly for reducing wrinkles.
Benefits of Botox:
Botox® injections aim to lessen the visibility of wrinkles, especially around the eyes and forehead. It works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles and preventing muscle contractions, which in turn helps in preventing new wrinkle formation.
The Botox Procedure:
The procedure starts with the application of a local numbing agent to the treatment area. Following this, Botox® is administered through a series of small injections. Post-treatment, patients can typically return to their normal activities almost immediately. Results usually become apparent within 1-2 days after the procedure. To maintain the effects, repeat treatments are generally advised every 3-4 months.
Who is a Good Candidate for Botox?
Ideal candidates are adults who are beginning to see the first signs of aging and are in good overall physical and mental health. It is important for patients to have realistic expectations about the treatment’s outcomes and understand the potential risks versus the benefits.
While side effects are rare, some possible complications include headaches, respiratory issues, flu-like symptoms, nausea, temporary bruising or bleeding, and drooling. However, most people undergoing Botox® treatments do not experience any adverse reactions.