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Botox Injections

Botulinum toxin injections are used in aesthetic surgical procedures to correct lines that have formed on different parts of the face through years of frowning, squinting, and other such movements that involve contraction of the facial muscles.

These lines are what one would normally find from the sides of the mouth to the chin, as in the case of marionette lines; or on the sides of the eyes, as in crow's feet; or on the forehead, as in frown lines. They gradually develop over the years and are commonly referred to as normal effects of aging.

The substance used in performing Botox injections is called Botulinum toxin type A, from which the popular term "Botox" has been derived. Besides its use in aesthetic procedures, it can also be deployed for therapeutic treatments, such as in reducing armpit and palm perspiration to more tolerable levels, as well as in providing relief from migraine and facial spasms. In fact, Botox was originally deployed for its therapeutic purposes before it gained steam within the field of plastic and cosmetic facial enhancement.

While non-surgical and minimally-invasive, Botox treatments are best administered by experienced physicians who understand facial anatomy very well and know exactly where to inject the toxin to correct a particular problem. Otherwise, one might end up being a victim of incorrectly administered injections or overdone treatments, which are the top culprits in unnatural looking Botox-treated faces that are characterized by their stiffness and diminished ability to form facial expressions.

What patients need to know about Botox Injections

Procedure Small amounts of Botox are injected on the desired treatment area/s, usually on the upper third of the face to correct crow’s feet, vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, and horizontal frown lines on the middle section of the forehead.
Length 10 to 30 minutes
Anesthesia None or topical anesthetic cream
In/Outpatient Outpatient
Side Effects - Visibility of small pinpricks where the syringe made contact with the skin immediately after treatment
- Mild bruising
- Mild headache in some patients during the first week
Risks - No danger of permanent risks for healthy individuals
- Not recommended for those with the condition of Myasthenia Gravis
- Asymmetry
- In 1% to 5% of patients, droopy eyelids that normally go away within three or four weeks
Recovery There is no recovery period needed and patients can get back to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment, except that strenuous physical activities must be avoided within the first 24 hours.
Duration of Results The effect/s will start to appear after three or four days and will become more pronounced after two or three weeks. These results will last from four to six months, and repeat treatment may be done for maintenance.

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