What is Botox ?
It is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures worldwide. Botox (BTX)is made from onabotulinumtoxinA, which is a product produced by a bacteria, Clostridium botulinum.
How does it work ?
When Botox is injected into the overactive muscle, it leads to chemodenervation and paralysis of treated muscle. It causes relaxation of dynamic wrinkle (i.e. wrinkles caused by overuse of muscles).Thus, by reducing appearance of lines and wrinkles, it gives a smoother and youthful look to the face.
How long it will take to see results ?
Effect is generally noted within 2-5 days after the treatment. Full results are seen in 1-2 weeks period.
How long will the result last ?
Results usually last for 9-12 months. Thereafter, gradual reappearance of lines and wrinkles begins. At that time a touch-up with smaller dose of botox can be taken to maintain the results. With repeated use, effect last longer and smaller dose of botox are required.