It’s Time to Find Out More About Botox

Botox is a type of synthetic dermal filler that is made from a toxin produced by a bacterium known as Clostridium bacterium. Although the toxin can cause a number of health problems in large quantities, it can be safely used in small quantities in the field of medicine.

It is regularly used to treat neuromuscular disorders such as twitching, excessive blinking, and migraines, but its most popular application is in cosmetic surgery. Botox injections are widely used to smooth away wrinkles that occur across the forehead, lines between the brows, crow’s feet that occur near the corners of the eyes, and more.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox works by precisely relaxing key facial muscles. Wrinkles are formed when the muscles beneath our face contract and have trouble relaxing back to their resting positions. When the muscle is relaxed using Botox, electric signals from the nerves that dictate contraction and expansion are blocked for a short period. Thus, the muscle can no longer contract and the wrinkles are smoothed away.

The effect of Botox lasts anywhere between three to four months, and follow-up treatments are necessary after this in order to preserve the results.

What Happens During the Injection Process?

Before administering the injections, we first numb the areas to be injected with a topical anesthetic. We then inject the product into the muscles. Botox injections are an outpatient procedure and usually take around 15 minutes to administer depending on the areas to be treated.

What Precautions Should I Take?

Like the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Botox injections should be administered only under the supervision of an expert; in the hands of anyone else, there is a risk that they could be accidentally injected into the surrounding nerves, causing a number of issues.

The first step to getting Botox injections is a consultation with Dr. Kaye. At this time, you should disclose your entire medical history with Dr. Kaye, including drug allergies, previous surgeries, and any other medical conditions. This will help rule out any complications.

Be aware that smoking will decrease the effectiveness of Botox injections and cause wrinkles to reappear much faster. Quitting smoking is recommended.

What Can I Expect After the Treatment?

Immediately after the Botox treatment session, you are likely to experience some slight swelling and bruising in the injection sites. This is the temporary side-effect of Botox injections and will subside gradually. The swelling can be brought down with the help of ice packs.

After the procedure, you will not need to experience any downtime. You will be able to return right to work and your normal routine, so you can even get a Botox treatment during your lunch break.

Any aftercare instructions given by Dr. Kaye should be followed to the letter. Results are visible in seven to ten days from the procedure date and will last about three to four months.

Learn More About Botox

Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye, an experienced and well-respected surgeon, will be happy to tell you more about Botox injections during a consultation. Contact us today to arrange your consultation.

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