Everything You Need to Know About Botox
A guide through Anti-Ageing Cosmetic Procedures
As you age, the signs of a well lived life become more and more prominent on your face. After years of laughing with your closest pals, you may see laugh lines that aren’t all that amusing. When your boss makes you work late, it’s easy to get angry and leave a mark on your forehead. And squinting in the hot sun on a sunny day at the beach will help you understand why the wrinkles around your eyes are called crow’s feet.
While wrinkles and fine lines are unavoidable with age, Botox can help you avoid or decrease their appearance. Here’s all you need to know about the most popular alternative to surgery.
How Botox Works
A botulinum toxin blocks the acetylcholine receptors in muscles without harming either the nerves or muscles themselves. Botox prevents the muscle movement that result in wrinkles around the targeted site, making them unable to contract. Botox injections decrease the wrinkling that naturally happens when you make facial expressions, and can help prevent any more wrinkles from forming in that area if there are no contractions.
Botox temporarily works to weaken the muscles that cause laugh lines around the mouth, crowing feet around the eye corners and other kinds of wrinkles temporarily.
It does not paralyse the muscles or produce a frozen or unnatural look when a trained expert performs the treatment!
Chemical Peels rejuvenate your skin for a more refreshed and smoother skin appearance. Our aestheticians use the specific amount of AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) to remove the upper layer of the skin (sounds scary! But don’t worry, it’s not!)
Removing the upper layer of skin with all the blemishes and wrinkles, it increases the production of collagen and elastin and at the same time inhibits the production of pigmentation. So.. no discoloration either!
Before booking your first treatment, it is always a good idea to book a consultation with your injector first! Your injector will customise the treatment according to your needs!
Let’s talk about the risks one may face after getting a botox treatment.
The (FDA) of the United States authorised Botox for cosmetic usage. Treatment regions include the forehead, between the eyes, crow’s feet, lines on the nose, around the lips, and the jawline.
Using too much botox or injecting it in the incorrect places comes with risks and negative outcomes. As a consequence, you may have a “frozen” look, asymmetry, or sagging around the eyes.
Our nurse injector will meet with you for an initial consultation. During this session, you will go over your medical history and discuss which parts of the face you want to target as well as your overall treatment goals. Furthermore, before you get your first treatment, your expert will need to know the following information:
- Medical diseases, particularly muscular or nerve disorders, swallowing difficulties, or breathing difficulties
- Surgical history
- Any additional illnesses that may have an impact on your health
Here is a list of things you need to look out for prior to your treatment!
- Avoid Medication like Aspirin & Ibuprofen
- Avoid Alcohol intake and cigarettes for at least 48 hours prior to your treatment
- Cleanse your skin/ Avoid using any makeup before getting your treatment
- Make sure to explain your medical history during your consultation
- Avoid Sweaty activities 24 hours prior to the treatment
Botox has a complicated reputation. It is, however, the most requested treatment for anti-ageing! It will not make you look “expressionless,” but rather make you look years younger!