What is type A botulinum toxin?
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he cosmetic form of botulinum toxin is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The most frequently treated areas are frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow's feet near the eyes. It can be used in the treatment of many other areas of the neck such as prominent lines, prominent chin muscles, lip lines and gummy smile.

Botulinum toxin is a purified substance derived from bacteria. Botulinum toxin injections block nerve signals as soon as they are injected. If there is no signal, the muscle does not contract. As a result, unwanted facial wrinkles or appearance are reduced. Known botulinum toxin type A injection types include Botox, Dysport.

Botulinum toxin,

On soft goose feet, forehead lines, frown lines, lip lines
On the neck lines
Dimpled appearance of the chin skin
In lifting the corners of the mouth
Square smoothing the jaw line
It is used to fix gummy smile.

Botox Candidates

Smiling, frowning, and even chewing – essentially any facial movement – can eventually lead to one of the most common symptoms of wrinkles. It makes you look like a tired and even angry person. One of the fastest and safest ways to remove wrinkles is Botox injection.

Botox can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as chemical peels, laser treatments, dermal fillers or microdermabrasion to further improve your results. The combination of these processes can help prevent new lines and wrinkles from forming.

Healing Process After Botox
  • No anesthesia is required. Botox injections do not have any rest or recovery time.
  • You can start normal activities immediately.

Caution: Do not rub or massage the treated areas after wrinkle treatment, as Botox can cause it to escape to another part of your face. In such a situation, you may experience temporary facial weakness or flaccidity.

Botox Results

You may notice the results in a few days, but the full effect may take up to a week to appear. The effect of this treatment usually takes six to eight months.

When the effects of botox begin to diminish, muscle reactions and wrinkles will return.

Botox Procedure Steps

Botox may seem like a simple procedure for you due to several injections. However, it is actually an art and science that an experienced healthcare professional should do.

You have 43 muscles on your face and it is vital that the person who injects botox understands and identifies the right points to optimize your treatment.

A very thin needle is used to inject a small amount of botox into certain muscles. By carefully selecting specific muscles, your doctor will only protect your natural facial expressions by weakening the muscles that produce wrinkles.

Botox treatment injection usually takes less than 15 minutes.

The number of injections you need will depend on the facial features and the degree of wrinkles. For example, crow’s feet usually require two to three injections. Five or more injections may be required for wrinkles on your eyebrows.

Botox Injection Risks and Safety

You can start normal activities immediately.

Although generally safe, Botox side effects and complications can include:

Wound and pain at the injection site
Flu-like symptoms
Headache
Nausea
erythema
Temporary facial weakness or flaccidity
Although very unlikely, the spread of the toxic substance beyond the treatment area may cause signs and symptoms such as respiratory problems, swallowing problems, muscle weakness, and food poisoning such as stuttering.