What is Botox?
Neurotoxins, also known as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau, is a natural substance (clostridium botulinium) used in aesthetic medicine for its relaxing properties. This injectable solution temporarily paralyzes nerve receptors in the muscle, preventing lines and wrinkles from forming. The botulinum toxin (botox) has been a cornerstone in anti-aging treatments for decades.
Because of its ability to temporarily paralyze the nerve signal from the brain to the muscle, the botulinum toxin is incredibly effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and smoothing the skin. This product and other neurotoxins are commonly used to reduce :
- Frown lines,
- Smile lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
This treatment can be combined with dermal filler injections to restore volume to certain areas of the face and fill in very pronounced wrinkles for an optimal rejuvenating effect.
It can also be used for excessive sweating by paralyzing the nerve that signals the sweat gland to release sweat.
What can I expect from botox treatment?
Botox is particularly effective in treating and smoothing the deepest wrinkles such as frown lines and the forehead. The injection of botulinum toxin erases these vertical and horizontal wrinkles that harden the eyes and is caused by contraction of the two forehead muscles. After the injection, the skin is relaxed and smooth, the eyes appear softer and the face is more relaxed. Your skin will look younger, tighter, and smoother without cosmetic surgery.
How many units of Botox do you need?
This number will depend on your goals and the number of areas concerned. For example, for a total treatment of the forehead area, between 15 and 20 injections will be necessary. For the frown line, between 20 to 40 units depending on muscle contraction. For the eye area, the number of units varies between 12 to 20 units.
The number of units will depend on your goals and the number of areas concerned. These numbers will give you a general idea but each patient is unique, so treatment plans will vary.
How long does it take for Botox to work?
The results are not immediate. After the injection, the effects of the treatment begin to appear in 3 days but final results are achieved after 15 days. A touch up might be necessary after 15th days depend on your respond to the initial dosage.
How long do Botox injections last?
The longevity of Botox depends on different factors such as how expressive you are, your body metabolism, and other factors which we discuss in our primary consultation. The effects of the toxin last 3 to 6 months so the treatment must be repeated to sustain the results. But even if the effects disappear before 3 months, injections should not be done before 3 months to avoid the development of resistance to the treatment.
How is Botox treatment performed in Sunny Aesthetic?
At Sunny Aesthetic, we systematically begin the session by identifying the issues and goals of our patients. We then follow up with our professional advice on the treatment to be performed in order to obtain the best results.
The Botox treatment itself consists of a series of micro-injections under the skin at the level of the targeted muscles. The session ends with some advice to follow in the days to come and you can return to your daily routine the same day.
Botox before and after
What are the restrictions?
We recommend not to use this treatment if you are a pregnant woman, breastfeeding, or have any history of previous allergy to Botox or other neurotoxins.
How much are botox injections?
The price of a botulinum toxin treatment can vary between 12 $ and 18 $per unit.
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