- by Dr. Asmita Dhekne Chebbi
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- Feb 09 2017
What is Botox?
Botox is a sought-after treatment all over the world, especially by women to fight signs of aging. The procedure basically involves injecting Botulin toxin in the wrinkled areas. This toxin relaxes the muscles in the face and eliminates wrinkles.
This injection rejuvenates your skin as well giving it a younger, brighter look.
The Botox procedure
Getting a Botox done is a simple and safe procedure is performed by a certified cosmetologist or dermatologist.
The procedure as such lasts only for a few minutes but it takes about a week for maximum visible results to surface and these results last for an easy 4-6 months.
During the procedure, firstly your expert will ask you which areas you want to target and what kind of results you expect. Based on your interests and a facial study done by the expert, the number of toxin units required is decided.
With the help of a syringe, Botulin toxin injected into the target areas and instead of a single shot, the injections are given around the area to ensure the toxin spreads throughout for best results.
How often should you get a Botox done and what does it do?
The injection relaxes facial muscles and removes wrinkles and fine lines caused by aging. On an average, the effect of one session lasts for about 5 months, which means you need one at least twice a year. But, the frequency completely depends on your requirement and results you expect.
Depending on your target area and desired results, a session can cost you anything between 6000 to 20,000 rupees but is still worth it because the results last for much longer periods than parlor visits.
Do Botox injections have any side effects?
The primary rule is to always consult a certified dermatologist to undergo the procedure for safe and impressive results.
Experiencing a little pain, swelling or redness during or for a few days after the procedure is quite common however, wrong injections could result in allergies, headaches, major swelling or even facial muscle paralysis.
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