Botox, a brand name for Botulinum toxin A, is traded in market in the form of an injection so as to give you a totally rejuvenated face which is free from wrinkled lines. There are 7 types of such toxins from Type A to G. Although widely popular and used by many A-listed celebrities, Botox is still known for its infamy due to its aesthetic use.
How long does it take?
Getting yourself botoxed will take not more than 10 minutes. With no use of anesthesia, Botoxing in a common parlance, means injecting your withered skin with a neurotoxic protein to sculpt your face the way you want it. Such injections don’t hurt. You may only experience a tingle. One might get red spots but then it diminishes the other day.
Why it is used?
Every person who cares about the way he/she looks is always worried about their sagging skin and losing plumpness from their face. Botox helps them to primp up their shriveled face. Botox is by and large used to treat muscle spasticity disorders to inhibit overactive muscle movements. Besides Botulinum toxin is also used to cure excessive sweating and other allergies.
How long does it lasts?
On an average, a Botox injection lasts for 3-5 months, depending upon the body’s soaking capacity. For some, it might also work for 9 months. It is to be noted that once the Botox wore-offs, your skin may get back to normal. Although with less severity, the wrinkles reappear and the patient may treat it again.
Dos and Don’ts.
Always make sure to consult an experienced practitioner and use fresh Botox.
Never overlook the potency of the units of Botox used on your face.
Injecting wrong muscle on the face might result in difficulty to chew solid food, giving you heavy feeling. It may even paralyze muscles.
Alternatives to Botox (how to avoid Botox)
Facial-massage and exercising would help to reduce physical signs of aging.
Include omega3, fatty acids and tomatoes in your diet regimen for skin-resilience.