Botox is a drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin, used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles. With real noticeable results, no surgery, and no recovery time, there are many reasons why botox has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors. It is used in small doses to treat following problems:
- Forehead wrinkles.
- Moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
- Crow’s feet lines at the corners of your eyes.
- Wrinkles around your mouth.
- Botox injections work by preventing certain muscles movements.
The effects last about three to six months. Botox injections are performed usually without anesthesia. However, a local anesthetic or ice may be used for numbing the treatment area. Patients may experience some minimal discomfort from the needle injection. The amount of Botox to be used for the procedure is determined on the individual basis. Some people require more, others require less. Results are usually evident within a day and up to one week and last about three to six months.
Is it ever too early for Botox? Many people in their 40s, 50s and 60s attempt to fix these wrinkles and folds once they’ve developed. But by injecting earlier, people can keep them from ever happening. If you slow down the use of these muscles beginning early in adult life, the lines never develop. It’s easier and more effective to inhibit progression than come in 10 years later and take them away. Starting botox at an early age cannot harm the look of the face, it just does not allow certain muscles to move that cause unwanted wrinkles on the face. It is completely safe. Patients however, should be over 18 years of age.