What is Botox Treatment - Injections, Cost, Side Effects?

Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin which is used to counter wrinkles. Botox works on the wrinkles that appear during the facial movements and prevents them from occurring. They block the nerves responsible for contracting the muscles, thereby reducing wrinkles.

What are the Uses of Botox Injections?

Botox injections are given to temporarily paralyse the muscle, which reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is an effective treatment for erasing fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Apart from these, botox injections are also known to treat some conditions affection our body functions like chronic migraine, bladder dysfunction, muscle contractures, cervical dystonia, hyperhidrosis, crossed eyes etc.

How Does Botox Treatment Work?

Botox has been used successfully as a therapeutic protein. Botox treatment works by breaking the signal between nerve cells and muscles- which causes the muscles to paralyse. The muscle cells are rendered unable to contract, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles in adults.

Procedure

Botulinum toxin is given in minute doses by diluting it in salt water. It is then directly injected into the neuromuscular tissue that needs to be treated. Depending on the area of treatment, the numbers of injections are administered. For instance, to eliminate crow’s feet, three botox injections are given on each side of the eyes.

Risks and Side Effects

Some of the side effects are risks posed by Botox injection are-

  • - Minor bruising
  • - A headache
  • - Neck pain
  • - Dry eyes
  • - Discomfort
  • - Neck pain
  • - Trouble breathing
  • - Tiredness
  • - Drooping eyelids or swelling
  • - Double vision
  • - Allergic reactions like itching, rash etc

If any side effects are faced, you must immediately contact the concerned doctor.

What You Can Expect?

It is important to inform the treatment provider regarding your medical history or any present medical condition, medications taken along with allergies.

1. Before the procedure

You need to remove all of your makeup and thoroughly clean the area of treatment before beginning the botox treatment. Prior to the treatment, you should avoid taking medicines like aspirin- that cause blood thinning- to avoid bruising. Before the treatment, a doctor might need to numb your skin to avoid discomfort. There are three ways to do so- use syringes to inject a numbing medication; direct freezing cold air at the skin for ten seconds; or apply some prescription cream before 60 minutes.

2. During the procedure

The surgeon will use a thin needle for administering 3 to 5 injections of botulinum toxin type A. The botox injection is injected in the targeted area to smoothen out wrinkles. Depending on the area, a certain amount of Botox injections are given and the procedure lasts for ten minutes.

3. After the procedure

Don’t apply any pressure to the treated area, or massage or rub the area. These actions might result in the spreading of botox to other areas of the body. You can resume your daily activities immediately after the procedure in the majority of the cases.

Results

After 1 to 2 days of botox treatment, you can see visible results. The results last for four to twelve months- depending on the problem area treated. In order to maintain your results, you need to take follow-up injections.

Select your doctor carefully

It is vital to choose a doctor who is well experienced and certified by an official board, before opting for botox treatments. Before settling down on one doctor, consult several and check for the one who specialises in facial anatomy. Only a skilled and certified Labelle doctor can help you in understanding the procedure properly along with determining if the therapy suits your health and needs.

Why Labelle?

When you choose Labelle, the need to find more doctors gets eliminated. We are FDA approved and provide the safest, non-invasive services that can rejuvenate your facial muscles. We have branches spread across cities like Hyderabad, Chennai, Vijayawada, Vizag, and Bangalore. Book your appointment today to experience international standards of quality in botox wrinkle treatment at the most affordable price ever!

Botox Treatment

Botox treatment blocks signal from nerves to the muscles which help in reducing the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Botox is used for treating forehead, 11’s between the eyebrows, crow’s feet along with other types of wrinkles. At Labelle, botox treatment can take away signs of ageing- making you look visibly young with radiant skin.

Botox Injection

Botox injections treatment available at Labelle is the best way to tackle wrinkles. Botox injections do not let the muscle contract and make skin wrinkle-free, rejuvenated and smooth. At Labelle, the injections are safe and pose minimal to no side effects.

FAQ's – Botox treatment

How much does Botox treatment cost?

The average Botox treatment cost depending on the surface area. Prices are variable- depending upon the size of the treatment area and the number of injections required. Health insurance does not cover the cost of Botox treatment.

How long does Botox injection last?

The effect of a botox infection lasts as per the area treated. Usually, it will last from three to six months. After this, the muscle action gradually becomes normal which bring forth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles again. However, the returned lines or wrinkles are less severe. But they again require treatment.

Are the injections safe?

Botulinum toxin might be life-threatening in nature, but in small doses as botox- it is safe. The risk is minimal and they are considered to be safe. However, you have to go to a certified doctor or plastic surgeon to take these injections.

Are there any side-effects of Botox?

Like every other medical procedure, there are few side effects of Botox that include headaches, drooping eyelids (only seen in less than 1% of the medical cases), bruising, some pain at the injection site etc. However, when you go with Labelle, there are lesser chances of side effects.

What happens if I stop my Botox top-ups?

With time, the effect of Botox wears off. If you don’t take the follow-up botox top-ups, then there is the reappearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They might not be as severe as previously seen, but they will still be there. It is important to regularly take botox top-ups to maintain your wrinkles free face.

How many injections are required?

Botox comes in dosages of 50 to 200 units per syringe. The amount of Botox injections that need to be taken depends on the area of treatment.

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