BOTOX (BOTULINUM TOXIN)
Used primarily for eliminating wrinkles. It is a simple painless office or day care procedure and takes 10- 12 minutes to perform. Dr. Viral Desai is an advanced BOTOX user and trainer.
BOTOX (botulinum toxin) is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines (worry lines), horizontal creases on the forehead, bunny lines around the nose, crow’s feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. The protein blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have also suggested that Botox is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
BOTOX is also designed to help eliminate platysmal neck bands (turkey globular neck), eliminate severity of vertical and horizontal neck lines, treat popply chin and mental crease on the chin, to lift the angle of the mouths, eliminate lip lines, for jaw shaping and facial contouring, for eyebrow lifting (flared eyebrow), to increase eye aperture, lift tip of nose, flared nostrils, cheek lift, etcetera. BOTOX is also used to reduce sweating (axillary, palmar, sole, facial).
A typical BOTOX session lasts for about 10 minutes. It is a lunch time procedure, conducted usually at the consulting room or treatment room. The recovery is immediate – there is no down time involved. The effects of BOTOX will appear within 7 days and may last up to 6 months.
RISKS, COMPLICATIONS AND SIDE EFFECTS
Depending on where BOTOX is injected, side effects (although rare) may include headache, droopy eyelids, and nausea. Temporary bruising on the injection site is also common. However these depend on the experience of the injector and Dr. Desai is an advanced trainer. Also these are temporary and there is no permanent side effect with Botox.
COMMON INDICATIONS OF NEED FOR BOTOX
- Frown Lines
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet or Laugh lines or Lines around the eye
- Eyebrow lift and shaping
- Face Slimming and Contouring
- Neck lines/ platysmal bands
- Excess sweating
- Lines around the lips
- Liquid Face lift
NEWER ADVANCES IN BOTOX
FACE SLIMMING: It can slim the lower face to give a better defined and slimmer jawline. It is injected in the masseter muscles and results are evident after 14 days.
EYEBROW SHAPING: Get the desired shape of eyebrow, or lift the sagging eyebrow with BOTOX. You can achieve a flared brow, arched brow or horizontal brow.
HYPERHYDROSIS: Botox can reduce excess sweating from palms, underarms or soles. Excess sweating can be an embarrassing condition and Botox greatly reduces this in 15 minutes. Effect lasts for 5-6 months and can be repeated.
NEFRETITI LIFT/DEFINED JAWLINE: Botox can give a better defined jawline and much slimmer face like Nefretitiso the lower face has a better definition.
MESO BOTOX/ MICRO BOTOX: Small doses are given sub-dermally and fine wrinkles are eliminated from the face and neck. It also helps in skin tightening.
LIQUID FACELIFT: Botox alone or in combination with Fillers can help in non- surgical facelift to give a you a younger and refreshed look.