Botox is a bactericidal toxin used in the treatment of facial wrinkles. It works by blocking the movements of the muscles. Wrinkles are stopped or softened by the relaxed and non-contracting muscles. Thus, the visible effects of aging decrease. It can be used alone or in combination with aesthetic fillers. Botox is an easy, effective and safe way to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles.
After a thorough examination, the muscles causing the wrinkles are identified and then the Botox injection is performed at the determined dose according to the size of the muscle mass and the depths of the lines. Injection sites and doses are not standard for everyone; it requires experience and knowledge of facial anatomy. Appropriate doses of Botox are injected into the skin. The procedure can last from 15 to 30 minutes. The number of injections and dose amounts administered varies by patient and severity of wrinkles. Patients can go home after treatment with no downtime from their normal routine.
Redness, mild swelling or bruising after application may occur. The swelling and redness will only last for a few hours, but some patients may experience bruising for several days.