Botox was first used in the 80s of the last century in the USA. Initially it was used in neurology. At the same time, a side effect was noticed – wrinkles around the eyes, on the forehead and around the mouth, were lost in the patients. Until now Botox all over the world enjoys well-deserved popularity. After all, along with fillers and plastic surgery, it is the most effective means for eliminating wrinkles.
Smoothing wrinkles is due to the fact that Botox injections paralyze certain muscles. Due to the fact that the muscles no longer contract and relax, the skin is smoothed and the wrinkle disappears. The result of the injection is already visible on the second day, and a stable effect is achieved in 2-4 weeks.
With the help of Botox injections, you can get rid of vertical and horizontal wrinkles on the forehead,”crow`s feet” near the eyes, vertical folds on the upper lip. An experienced physician knows which muscles need an injection to achieve the desired result. His skill is to fix the right muscles, and the rest should work. Thus, the natural facial expression is preserved.
The injections themselves are rather painless. But at the request of the patient, the doctor can apply an anesthetic cream to the injection site. The drug is injected with a very thin needle, which also reduces the possible discomfort from the injection.
The effect of Botox injections persists for 4-6 months. It depends on the individual characteristics of each patient. Sometimes there is a cumulative effect of the drug. The muscle”does not learn” to work, so that it starts moving again, it takes some time.
Botox is removed from the body after a few days. Possible allergic reactions occur when using a substandard drug that has not been properly purified. It is not recommended to administer botox to pregnant or lactating women, as well as people suffering from certain blood diseases and myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness).