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Family Dermatalogy, Asthetic Lasers, Anti-Ageing Medicine & Plastic Surgery.

Botox Treatment in Bangalore

Botox is known to be the most popular cosmetic surgery treatment that reduces facial lines and wrinkles, resulting from pulling or gathering of muscles to create a fold. Botox treatment is the best treatment and dermatologists believe that when trained and experienced practitioner performs, Botox is actually to be among the safest of all aesthetic treatments.

Botox or Botulinum Toxin

Botox or Botulinum Toxin (BTX) is a neurotoxic protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is the purest form of a substance derived from bacteria. Botulinum toxin has been widely used by doctors of various specialties which includes dermatologists, ophthalmologists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, etc. for treating various muscles as well as nerve relative ailments. This toxin is used as a paralyzing agent by blocking the signals and impulses sent from a nerve to the muscle. It is injected into the muscles that are too tight in order to relax the muscle.

Wrinkles at Motion: The wrinkles that are produced by facial expressions such as smiling, frowning, or pouting is known as 'Wrinkles at Motion.' It starts appearing in the late 20s and until mid 50s it will not become fixed on the face.

Wrinkles at Rest: The Botulinum toxin cannot work in wrinkles and lines, which is fixed or permanently visible on the face, even if the face is relaxed and without expression. It starts appearing in the late 50s and remains permanently on the face.

Procedure or Treatment

These lines and wrinkles can be 'filled out' using soft tissue fillers or the entire area of the face can be tightened with surgical or non- surgical facelifts procedure to reduce the wrinkles.

Prior to the treatment, your dermatologist first examines a detailed history, including medical and surgical ailments, allergies, medications used, etc. Followed by this, a physical assessment and categorization of wrinkles is performed for the right remedy to be done. Before conducting the treatment, you will be questioned on your expectations from the treatment and the 'problem area' as perceived by you. Patient literature information is given to you for your education.

At Dr. Sunaina's Health Care Center for Botox Treatment, we will not inject a new patient at the first consultation. We prefer to give them time to read and understand the literature and do the injections at the second consultation. With our procedure and expertise, the actual treatment is well tolerated and takes just a few minutes with no "down time" and without prolonged recovery time.

Botox Recovery Time

The recovery time of Botox treatment will normally take about 3 to 7 days after the treatment. So, the 'After' pictures will only be taking a week later. During time of treatment, you may require a few additional injections as a 'touch-up' the dermatologist decides. The improvement generally lasts for about 3 to 6 months, before the effect, it gradually fades and the muscle action returns. It is anticipated that an average patient requires reinjection at various intervals. It varies patient to patient, depending on the bulk of muscle, how often you use the muscle and your metabolism. However, with repeated treatments, the muscle gets thinner in bulk forming a decreased usage. This phenomenon produces a long lasting result.

Botulinum toxin is performed to treat facial lines between eyebrows and on the bridge of the nose. It is used to treat crows feet as well as the forehead lines that are visible in the face. A brow lift is done to lift downturned lips and to give a more wide-eyed look for aesthetic facial appearance.

Along with the Botulinum toxin to treat facial lines and furrows in the upper half of the face, our advanced center is specialized in treating the lower half of the face. This includes necklines, restoring gummy smiles, and to slim down a broad face or tighten loose skin around the chin and the jaw line (the 'Nefertiti facelift'). Highly diluted Botox is used to treat lines of the face, to give an overall skin smoothening and tightening effect. However, the type of treatment is performed after taking the preferences of the patients that actually he/she wants.

Botulinum toxin may be used in combination with other cosmetic skin procedures like chemical peels, fillers, and laser tightening or resurfacing, in order to address various skin changes related to ageing, and to give optimize results that give rejuvenated facial appearance.

Botox Side Effects

Side effects with Botox are minimal and typically relate to the injection site.

  • Soreness and mild brushing are common and may occur around the injection site.
  • A make-up can be used to cover a shiner.
  • It is recommended to avoid painkillers and green tea for a few days before and after the procedure, as they increase the tendency to bruise.
  • Do not press or massage the affected area for several hours after the treatment is performed.
  • Stay upright and avoid running/exercises for at least 4 hours. This will help in avoiding of the toxin into the neighboring muscles.
  • Mild headache will be felt after the injections in the forehead.
  • In rarest case, some patients may experience slight dropping of the brow or eyelid.

However, all these side-effects are temporary and do not occur with experienced practitioners. With the best dermatologists for Botox treatment in Bangalore, asymmetric results can be easily corrected during the 'touch-up' session. The side-effects are mild and temporary without any limitation in routine activities. This procedure cannot be performed in pregnant or nursing women. Also, it is avoided among those with certain neurological ailments.

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