What Is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic is a drug that health professionals have been using for years to treat wrinkles and facial lines, mainly in the upper face. Botox is a brand name for a neurotoxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. There are other brands, such as Dysport, Xeomin and Nuceiva. Since it was the first injectable botulinum toxin, Botox is the most commonly used name.
How does Botox work
Botox works by blocking nerve impulses from reaching the muscles. The muscle that has been injected is unable to contract. Wrinkles relax and soften as a result of this.
What does the procedure look like?
Botox injections take about 15 minutes. There will be no need for anesthesia, but we offer it for all our clients to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Botox is injected into particular muscles with a small needle, causing only mild pain.
It usually takes 1-2 weeks for the effects to fully manifest. It's best to abstain from alcoholic drinks for at least a week prior to the injection to avoid bruising. Moreover, Please try to avoid taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs two weeks prior to treatment.
To avoid spreading the Botox to another place, don't rub the injection site for 24 hours. Your doctor will also advise you to remain upright for 4 hours after the shots and avoid exercising for a day.
How long does Botox last?
Botox's effects will last 3 to 6 months. When muscle function gradually returns, lines and wrinkles reappear and must be handled once more. Since the muscles shorten over time, the lines and wrinkles also look less serious.
What are the side effects?
Following a Botox injection, you can experience some temporary side effects. This may involve the following: bruising, headache. wrong injection site might cause droopy eyelid.
Can Botox be covered by health insurance?
When used for cosmetic reasons, Botox is not covered by insurance. For more information on benefits, contact your health insurance provider.
What is the cost of Botox injection?
Each case is different, however the case below cost about $200
By Dr. Alhallak (Ph.D. in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)