7 Points You Need To Know About Botulinum Toxin
Surely, you’ve heard something about Botulinum Toxin. And it’s no wonder, as this substance is one of the darlings in the area of rejuvenation. Applying corrective Botox such as wrinkle botox (การ ฉีด โบ ท็ อก ลด ริ้ว รอย which is the term in Thai)_ is very common among men and women who seek to minimize the signs of aging. But did you know that the substance can also be used preventively to avoid the appearance of static wrinkles?
When Should I Use Botox?
Botulinum toxin is indicated for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles, expression marks, changes in the design of the eyebrows (arching), and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). It can be used around 25 years of age, as long as there is awareness of the results obtained in each age group. In preventive treatments, the effects are less noticeable, as the technique is not helping to alleviate a problem but prevents it from appearing. The right thing is that you always talk to a specialized professional who will make an individualized assessment.
How Is Botox Done, And How Long Does The Effect Last?
The procedure is done in the office by applying the substance at points chosen according to each patient. The application is quick and lasts an average of 10 minutes. The result will be noticed after 48 hours of Botox application, and after 15 days, it will reach its maximum effect. Botox usually lasts for 4 to 6 months. In men, we consider 4 months, since they have bigger and stronger muscles than women.
Does Botox Leave Marks, And Do I Need Rest?
After the application of Botox, there is no type of mark on the face. There is also no need for rest. However, in the following 4 hours, you should not lie down, do physical exercises or massage the site. You can get back to work right away with this bit of precautions.
What Is Preventive Botox?
The substance is applied to people who do not yet have deep expression marks in this practice. The treatment, in this case, is used to prevent the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, which evolve into fixed wrinkles.
This way, it prevents muscle contraction at specific points on the face where it was applied; the substance helps maintain a more youthful appearance. Among the most recommended places for application are the forehead (forehead), the space between the eyebrows (glabella), a region just above the eyebrows, the side of the eyes, and the chin (chin area).
How Does Corrective Botox Work?
Unlike preventive Botox, corrective Botox is aimed at people who already have expression marks. It helps to smooth the muscles of the chosen places, softening existing wrinkles and expression marks.
What Are The Contraindications Of Treatment?
In general, Botox is not recommended for patients who have an allergy to any component of the formula. The technique is contraindicated for pregnant women. Some conditions also mean that the substance should not be used, such as with neuromuscular, immunological, and coagulopathies, even when the pathology is being treated. The presence of any infection or inflammation at the application site also contraindicates its use, such as dermatitis or psoriasis, for example.
What is the difference between Botulinum Toxin and Hyaluronic Acid?
Botulinum Toxin aims to relax the muscles to soften wrinkles and facial expressions. Hyaluronic Acid is used to give volume (fill in), support, or reposition structures in the places where it is applied.
For example, Acid should be used on deep expression lines, such as the nasogenital fold. But if the problem is crow’s feet, the recommendation is to use botulinum toxin.