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Overview

Botox: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Botox, also called botulinum toxin type A, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Although Botox is a powerful poison, when used correctly, it has a number of applications. Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million Botox treatments administered each year. Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic.

Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles. Botox is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily paralyzing underlying muscles. . Botox Cosmetic is used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles.

Botox is used to treat cervical dystonia (severe spasms in the neck muscles). It is also used to treat muscle spasms (stiffness) in the upper limbs (elbows, wrists, fingers) or lower limbs (ankles, toes). Botox is also used to treat severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis), muscular and bowel disorders.

Botox is also used to treat certain eye muscle conditions caused by nerve disorders. This includes uncontrolled blinking or spasm of the eyelids, and a condition in which the eyes do not point in the same direction. Botox is also used to treat overactive bladder and incontinence (urine leakage) caused by nerve disorders such as spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis. It is also used to prevent chronic migraine headaches in adults who have migraines for more than 15 days per month, each lasting 4 hours or longer. This medicine should not be used to treat a common tension headache.

How is the treatment done?

Botulinum toxin is administered by diluting the powder in saline and injecting it directly into neuromuscular tissue. Most patients choose to have topic anesthetic ointment applied to the areas which will be treated in order to dull sensation in the area. Others prefer nothing at all. You will have the opportunity to choose before your treatment.

Just prior to injection, any topical anesthetic ointment that has been applied will be gently removed and an ice pack applied to the area. After a short time, typically measured in seconds, the ice pack will be removed, the treatment area will be cleaned with alcohol or an antiseptic such as betadine, and Botox (or other neuromodulator) injections will be performed.

It takes 24-72 hours for botulinum toxin to take effect. In very rare circumstances, it may take as long as 5 days for the full effect of botulinum toxin to be observed.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

There are many treatments available to combat infertility but neither of them vouches for the fact that the woman will get pregnant. However, in recent times improved technology has caused inflation in the rates of success.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Botulinum toxin should not be used in pregnant or lactating women, or by people who have had a previous allergic reaction to the drug or any of its ingredients. Not all migraine sufferers automatically qualify for Botox treatment. If you respond well to other migraine treatments or medications, you’re unlikely to be referred for Botox treatments.

Are there any side effects?

Injections with botulinum toxin are generally well tolerated and there are few side effects. Botox injections can cause side effects if not done properly. This has caused serious life-threatening side effects in some people receiving botulism toxin injections, even for cosmetic purposes. It is possible for the Botox to spread a little beyond the intended injection site and affect surrounding tissues. For example, if you receive injections into the forehead close to your eyebrows or your upper eyelids, they could be affected and may droop temporarily.

Along with its intended effects, botulinum toxin may cause some unwanted effects. These can include: Mild pain, local edema (fluid buildup) and/or erythema (reddening of the skin) at the injection site, Numbness, Headache, allergic reactions, rash, itching, asthma, red welts, shortness of breath, diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, injection site reactions including bruising, bleeding, pain, redness, bleeding, swelling, or infection, Malaise - feeling generally unwell, Mild nausea, Temporary unwanted weakness/paralysis of nearby muscles or twitching, fever, cough, anxiety, fatigue, dry mouth, ringing in your ears, increased sweating in areas other than the underarms, urinary tract infections, burning/painful urination, difficulty urinating, sore throat, runny nose, flu symptoms, cold symptoms, respiratory infections, dizziness, drowsiness, faintness, Weakness, swelling or bruising of the lower eyelid or lateral rectus (a muscle controlling eye movement), Dysphagia - trouble swallowing, Neck weakness, Flu-like illness, Brachial plexopathy - a condition affecting the nerves either side of the neck and chest, Gallbladder dysfunction, Diplopia (double vision), Bleeding, Blurred vision, Decreased eyesight, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Hives, Rashes, Wheezing, Swelling.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

The guidelines to follow post treatment have been followed for years, and are still employed today to prevent the possible side effects of ptosis (drooping of the eyelids). These measures should minimize the possibility of ptosis. No straining, heavy lifting, vigorous exercise for 3-4 hours following treatment. Avoid excessive heat (sauna, hot tub) for 24 hours after your treatment. Avoid manipulation of area for 3-4 hours following treatment. This includes not doing a facial peel, laser treatments or microdermabrasion after treatment with Botox. Stay out of the sun for approximately four (4) hours following Botox treatment.

It is best to try to exercise your treated muscles for 1-2 hours after treatment (e.g. practice frowning, raising your eyebrows, and squinting). Stay in a vertical position for four hours following injection. DO NOT “rest your head” or lie down for 4 hours after your Botox treatment; sit upright. You may apply an ice or cold gel pack to the area(s) treated (avoiding pressure) as this helps reduce swelling and the potential for bruising. Once you have adequately cooled/iced the area(s) as instructed and any pinpoint bleeding from the injection site(s) has subsided, you may begin wearing makeup. AVOID placing excessive pressure on the treated area(s) for the first few days; when cleansing your face or applying makeup, be very gentle. You may take Acetaminophen/Tylenol if you experience any mild tenderness or discomfort. Be sure to apply an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen. Wait a minimum of 24 hours (or as directed by your provider) before receiving any skin care or laser treatments. Ideally no flying on a plane within 24 hours. Avoid any medications that may induce bleeding such as aspirin. Use arnica for any bruising or blemishes.

Some providers believe that smiling and frowning right after Botox treatments helps the Botox find its way to the muscle into which it was injected after treated. Use the treated muscles by frowning several times every 15 minutes for one hour after treatment. After this, try not to move the area any more. Avoid pain relievers, headache or arthritis medications, with the exception of acetaminophen for 24 hours after treatment. If the desired result is not seen after 2 weeks of your treatment you may need enhancements (additional units of Botox). You are charged for the amount of product used. Therefore, you will be charged for a product used during any touch-up or subsequent appointment. It is recommended that the patient schedule an appointment no later than 2 weeks after treatment.

How long does it take to recover?

The beautiful thing about Botox is that there is no recovery time. Botox can take anywhere from 2-7 days to see your final results. The results last for three months in most situations. Younger patients seem to have a longer duration of effect than older patients. By this I mean that the older patients will start to show the wrinkles coming back in the 50-60 days and the younger patients it may be 70-80 days before they start to see the wrinkles coming back.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The cost of Botox injections varies from one practitioner to another, from one place to another and also depends upon the part of the body to be treated. Most people are pleasantly surprised when they hear the cost. The crow’s feet would cost about Rs.6000 a session. Given that it needs to be repeated in 6 months that translates to Rs.1000 a month. The upper face including the frown complex, crow’s feet and forehead would cost Rs.15, 000 to Rs.18, 000 per session. Drooping smile would cost Rs. 7,000, lip lines Rs. 7,000, Nefertiti Lift (for wrinkles on neck) Rs. 10,000 – Rs. 12, 500, Brow Lift Rs. 7,000, Gummy smiles Rs. 10,000 and cheeks and jawline lift Rs. 10,000 – Rs. 21,000.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The effects of BOTOX are not permanent. But Botox gives long time result if you choose professional for injecting. A treatment is required every 3-4 months although some patients have reported longer wait times after repeated treatments. Treating dynamic wrinkles early with Botox prevents permanent creases from forming, because the muscles that you treat can no longer create strong creases in your skin. By starting Botox early, and repeatedly treating your dynamic wrinkles, you will prevent these from maturing into permanent static wrinkles. You may eventually require Botox less often.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Frownies - These little patches of natural Kraft paper are ‘glued’ to the skin, temporarily ‘freezing’ the muscle movements that cause wrinkles, just as Botox does. Just like with Botox, over time with regular use, the muscles will lose their strength and their ability to wrinkle the skin, much like the injectable salon treatment does, but for way, way less money.

Face Saver Balls - The Face Ball, a rubbery ball that claims to work on the bone to improve its health and mass reduce skin sagging as a consequence. The ball also works out muscles, increases circulation, tones and helps reverse the effects of gravity—much like Botox does.The Face Saver ball was originally meant for women over 40, but women as young as 20 can start using the ball, in order to prevent repetitive stress patterns from becoming a problem as they age.

Frotox - Developed by California-based lab Myoscience Inche, this 20-minute procedure involves placing a device filled with liquid nitrogen beside the nerves that control wrinkle-causing muscles. The machine puts the nerves into temporary hibernation, allowing muscles to relax. The ultimate result? Your wrinkles disappear. Unlike Botox, which takes four days to work, the effects of this treatment can be seen immediately and last for up to four months.

VTOX - This Botox alternative contains natural neuro-peptides and algae which surround the muscles with proteins to block the skin from contracting strongly around muscles, whilst still allowing for some movement. Apparently, when the algae extract is combined with other ingredients, the skin around it will appear more youthful, without seeming to be ‘frozen’. Rather than being injected by a needle, VTOX is absorbed directly by the skin, and is so safe, it can be bought online and used at home.

Safety: Treatment Effectiveness: Very High Timeliness: Very High Relative Risk: High Side Effects: Medium Time For Recovery: Very Low Price Range:

Rs 6000-15,000

Popular Health Tips

8 Botox Myths Debunked - Know The Facts!

MD - Skin
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
8 Botox Myths Debunked - Know The Facts!

Botox is a wrinkle treatment, but is used for treating a range of medical conditions. It has been in use for well over 18 years and is considered to be safe when performed under the guidance of a medical practitioner. Apart from aesthetics, a range of other facial, migraine and dermatological problems can be addressed by Botox.

Myth #1 Botox limits facial expression: The primary objective of a Botox treatment is to enhance the look of a person and not the contrary. When administered by a skilled physician, you can still smile and animate like before. Botox in no way affects the sensory nerve. The muscle beneath the point of injection gets relaxed and remains active. The apprehension of limited facial activity is baseless.

Myth #2 Botox travel through your body: This again is a myth. Botox diffuses not more than 1cm into the skin. Due to its localized nature, it does not affect any other parts of the body other than the intended area.

Myth #3 Botox has toxic content: Botox, like any other drug, is safe when taken under supervision. Like other drugs, it too gets scanned by the drug regulatory authorities. It is neither dangerous nor contains any toxic substance.

Myth #4 Dermal fillers involve intense pain: Dermal fillers are not as painful as advocated by many people out there. It does have its fair share of discomfort but a medical practitioner always uses a topical anesthetic and other anxiety related medications during the treatment.

Myth #5 Downtime for Botox is fairly long: Botox is known as the afternoon injection for its convenience and easy procedure. Botox procedure has no downtime at all. Doctors often suggest against lying down for a good 2-3 hours after the injection. Dermal fillers might result in minor swelling but there are medicines to counter that too.

Myth #6 Botox is permanent in nature: Botox effects lasts for 4-6months. For people who take Botox shots regularly, it tends to last longer. 

Myth #7 Dermal fillers and Botox are the same: While people these days use them interchangeably, they are not the same. For instance, Botox lessens the effect of wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscle whereas dermal fillers add volume to the tissue and restores the muscle.

Myth #8 Botox is applied only when Facial lines are visible: This is not necessarily true. If the family of an individual has a history of facial lines, it makes sense to start Botox for facial line prevention. This delays the actual facial line appearance and requires fewer Botox shots going forward.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Botox - 6 Benefits You Must Know!

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, DNB, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Botox - 6 Benefits You Must Know!

Aging is often considered to be the only ‘truth’ in the life of a human being, a ‘truth’ that is unalterable. However, being unalterable does not mean that it has to be reflected on your body. The skin loses collagen as you grow older. Collagen is the element in your skin that keeps your skin tight and firm when you are young. Loss of collagen leads to skin sagging as well as wrinkles.

Botox, a cosmetic treatment derived from Clostridium Botulinum, is utilized for smoothing wrinkled skin. Botox is utilized in the form of injections. The Botulinum toxin is injected into the body in traceable amounts; it inhibits the secretion of chemical (acetylcholine) associated with contraction of muscles and hence, helps in smoothening wrinkles and fine lines. Botox prevents the nerve cells from transmitting signals to the muscles.

The various benefits of Botox include:

  1. Non-surgical: Since Botox is administered using injections, the fears and hassles of undergoing a surgery are avoided.
  2. Excessive sweating: Botox injections can be used to address hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is generally characterized by increased sweating.
  3. Overactive bladders: In addition to treating wrinkles, Botox can also be utilized to address the condition of overactive bladder and urinary incontinence (involuntary and uncontrolled urination). Botox increases the volume of the bladder thereby reducing incontinence. Once an injection is administered, the overactive bladder will be cured gradually.
  4. Migraines: Botox injections, administered at regular intervals for around 12 weeks, can be used to address chronic migraines. It helps reduce headaches and additionally, reduces the chances of relapse. It is extremely beneficial for those who suffer from chronic headaches during one such migraine attack.
  5. Eyebrow: Your eyebrow may sag due to various factors, age being the primary contributor. Botox helps lift your drooping eyebrows; giving you a fresher and youthful look.
  6. Enlarged Prostate: Botox injections can have long term beneficial effects on men with enlarged prostates. Problems related to frequent urination and infections in the urinary tract can be addressed, while side effects, that accompany other medications, are avoided. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon.
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Botox Treatments: Make yourself look more refined!

M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Surat
Botox Treatments: Make yourself look more refined!

While we cannot reverse the aging process, we can slow it down and control the visible signs of aging. Botox is one such treatment that can keep us looking younger. It's mainly used for the facial lines and wrinkles that age, stress, worry, and environmental factors may produce, even on a younger person’s face.

Botox is a drug made from the bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum. Botox is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedure. This unique treatment is also used along with facial plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift or eyelid lift to maximize its cosmetic benefitBotox treatments can lift the brow which will make your face look less tired, giving you a more youthful appearance.

It can also be used to treat misaligned eyes, severe sweating of the underarm region, cervical dystonia, migraines and uncontrollable blinking. It can also be used to treat an overactive bladder. In terms of cosmetic enhancements, Botox can reduce Dynamic fine lines and wrinkles, prevent new wrinkles from developing. Botox is commonly injected into the forehead, glabella or space between eyebrows, outer corners of the eyes, chin and neck.

Botox is used only in small concentrated dosage by experts, as it can have severe side effects if used incorrectly. The Botox procedure is as simple as getting an injection. It is administered by injecting a readymade Botox solution into the muscles. This paralyses the muscles by blocking nerve signals to the area and preventing the release of acetylcholine, which is responsible for the muscle movement. Usually the results of a Botox injection can be seen within 24-72 hours. In rare cases, it may take up to 5 days for the results to become visible.

Botox is performed as an outpatient procedure and is considered a safe cosmetic procedure. Pregnant women are advised not to undergo Botox treatment until they stop breast feeding after delivery. However, as with any other procedures, it does have a few risks associated with it. These include: Slight pain at the injection site.

Other possible rarest side effects are:

  1. Headache

  2. Nausea 

  3. Temporary weakening of the eye and neck muscles 

  4. Bleeding 

  5. Blurred vision 

  6. Tiredness 

  7. Dry mouth 

  8. Rashes and inflammation 

  9. Wheezing 

The effects of Botox may be influenced by other medications that you are taking and hence before undergoing the procedure, let your doctor know the medicine you are on. Avoid alcohol and strenuous activities for a few days after the injection.

The results of a Botox injection are not permanent and hence they may need to be repeated. Doctors advise maintaining an interval of at least 3 months between Botox injections. However, every time a Botox injection is repeated, the time taken for the lines and wrinkles to reappear reduces.

Botox can be combined with fillers injections for better facial aesthetics.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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7 Most Effective Anti-aging Derma Treatments!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
7 Most Effective Anti-aging Derma Treatments!

As you grow older, so does your skin. With age, wrinkles, fine lines and a plethora of other skin problems become all too common. However, the good news is that aging is a problem that can be arrested.

Yes, when you want to go beyond anti-aging skin creams, your dermatologist has some impressive tools for treating large pores, wrinkles, sagging skin, stretch marks, and more. Here are 7 popular anti-aging dermatological treatments:

  1. Cosmetic Surgery: The most common and popular way to arrest aging is through cosmetic surgery. Brow lifts, neck lifts and facelifts are the most popular surgical treatments to reduce signs of aging. You can opt for a single procedure, or you can choose to undergo a combination of procedures to treat your aging skin.

  2. Retinoid Creams: Extracted from vitamin A, retinol contains extraordinary anti-aging components. The best thing about retinoid is, you can get it as facial creams at cosmetic shops, or get your dermatologists to prescribe it if you require a stronger application.

  3. Filler Injections: Dermal fillers are injected under the external layer of skin to fill in wrinkles and lines. Fillers also add dimension to your face. Previously silicone fillers were very popular; nowadays dermatologists prefer hyaluronic acid fillers.

  4. Peptide Creams: Peptides are an excellent dermatological treatment for lessening wrinkles and fine lines. Peptides are short links of amino acids. Peptides augment renewed production of collagen that you lose as grow older. Like retinoid creams, you can avail them at shops and dermatology clinics.

  5. Botox: Otherwise known as Botulinum toxin, it freezes skin muscles when injected under your skin. This smooths out the lines or wrinkles on your face. Botox injections are best done by professionals, so consult your dermatologists before undergoing the procedure.

  6. Microdermabrasion: This is a popular derma treatment to remove fine lines. Microdermabrasion boosts new skin growth by using fine particles to exfoliate skin to remove superficial wrinkles or lines.

  7. Laser Skin Resurfacing: This treatment uses high-intensity light to remove wrinkles. The light improves skin elasticity, making it firmer and youthful-looking. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.
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Botox - All You Need To Know About it!

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology & Venerology & Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
Botox - All You Need To Know About it!

When it comes to skin care, there are a numbers of options that start from regimen of cleansing, toning and moisturising to other procedures which can help in repairing and preventing skin problems. Fillers have become commonplace as far as preventing wrinkles and fine lines go. One of the most popular ingredients is Botox which is technically known as Botulinum Toxin Type A. It is used to prevent wrinkles on the face. Let us get to know more about Botox.

How it works: Botox can be used for a variety of purposes and ailments that cause muscular conditions and problems. Botox helps in paralyzing the muscles on a temporary basis so that the wrinkles can be removed cosmetically and the onset of further wrinkles can be prevented. It does so by blocking the signals that come from the nerves to the muscles. When this happen, the muscles that have been injected cannot contract and turn into wrinkles with the onset of age. These muscle contractions usually softens the skin and by causing them to relax. The lines that are a result of this action can be seen on the forehead, and other areas of the face in the form of crow’s feet and frown lines.

The Procedure: The administration of Botox is done with the help of a fine needle injection. Generally, the patient does not require any anaesthesia during the process. The needle is inserted to specific muscles. The procedure usually gives rise to minor discomfort. The effects can be seen at least a week after the procedure has been conducted.

Medication: For any pain and discomfort that comes as a result of the procedure, one can take pain killers like aspirin as well as anti-inflammatory medicines that can help in reducing any inflammation which may come as a side effect of the injection. The anti-inflammatory medication can also protect the skin from any kind of bruising.

Side Effects: While temporary bruising may be seen in some cases, one can also experience headaches that may last for a day or two after the procedure. Droopy eyelids may also be experienced by some patients, which usually clear up in three to four weeks. One should not rub the area where Botox has been administered for at least 12 hours, to avoid excessive bruising and inflammation. Also, one should lie down for a few hours after the procedure to give the skin some rest.

Candidates: Anyone who is pregnant or suffering from a neurological condition should not go in for this procedure. The effect of the injection lasts for about six months after which the muscle action returns. Around this time, the injection will have to be administered again in the affected areas. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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Popular Questions & Answers

Hello, Botox treatment is only for men. Is this available for women? How much does it cost?

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Yes. For both. What's your skin problem. Do direct online consultation for prescription by sending photo.

I want to reduce my jaw size with botox. Is there any doctor present in india for it?

MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Yes the hypertrophied massetor muscle can be relaxed by botox so the jaw line can be refined. You can consult privately I can help you out.

Solution for Facial hyperhidrosis. Tried all house remedies. I avoid going for botox etc.

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
Hii, excessive facial sweat is the common problem and irritating, embarrasing also. You can take homeopathic treatment to cure this problem for that you need to give full details of the complaint and any how avoid using lotions, heavy creams. Apply cucumber juice over your skin and avoid excessive salt from your diet also.
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I am suffering from chronic anal fissure with piles now I am frustrated with hot sits bath and apply of cream because I am doing this from several months now I would like to go with botox injection technique so please suggest me about botox injection in Delhi/ncr.

MS - General Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery(FMAS) & Reproductive Medicine, Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic surgery, Training in Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Srinagar
Well the best management for chronic fissure with piles is surgical. Its a very safe surgery when done in expert hands and you will be fit in a week. I would recomend haemorrhoidectomy with lateral intetnal sphincterotomy. Consult a good procto surgeon in your area. Regards.

How can I achieve a more v shaped face. I have a square jaw. I have heard about botox. Is there something to have minimum amount of masseter muscle in jaws to use botox. Also as its temporary im not to sure about it. Any exercise for it? Or is there anything else?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
There is no such thing that can change the shape of the face by injection.. Don't mess with your normal structure.. Damage done by these treatment cannot be repaired so easily.. You have heard about Sridevi's death..

Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Know More About Botox
How Botox is beneficial for your skin?

Hello I'm Dr. Komal Gundewar from RTS Cosmetic and Laser Center. Today I'm going to speak about Botox.

Botox is a botulinum toxin which is world wide FDA approved injection for treating wrinkles of face and neck. It is used to treat the frown lines and other lines which are dynamic. It is given in the intervals of 3-4 months, the effect is seen after 3-4 days. Just after the treatment you need not rub the for at least 2-3hrs and then you are fine. It's a very simple procedure, it is very less painful and you look quite younger than your actual age. This is all about Botox.

For more information, you can contact me through lybrate.com.
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Botox

Hello, viewers, I am Dr Chiranjiv Chhabra from skin and life clinics. Today, we talk about botox. The very famous Botox or botulinum toxin.

What is Botox?

Botox is nothing but a simple protein. It started many many years back as a medicine which was used for migraines. And per chance, it was discovered that the same medicine was easing out lines and wrinkles and making all the patients look younger. So, Botox cosmetic was born. Botil tox is used to wipe away lines and wrinkles from the face. It is a beautiful procedure. Why? Because it is short. It is effective. The results are developing in times. It is long lasting because for 4-6 times you will not see lines or wrinkles and you may not remember your age.

When it goes away it doesn t go away completely?

It goes away very slowly so you can chop up your medicine dice at that point of time.

Is it addictive?

No it is not. You may just want to do it once say just before a special occasion and may not want to do it again. But I am sure you want to do it again because when we look younger, we feel better, we work better.

Where all can Botox be used?

Botox is a beautiful anti-ageing tool that can remove wrinkles at the forehead that is the frown lines. Those are the wrinkles around the eyes when we smile. It can be used to sculpt the jawline that makes the lower face more lifted and oval. To correct the gummy smile, that is when some people smile their lips open up to wide and their teeth show. It can be used to correct this. The folds on the neck which comes with ageing, called the neck folds are beautifully treated by botox. Botox is also used very effectively for sweaty underarms which is a very common problem in a warm/ hot country like ours.

Why do people like Botox?

Botox is safe. Yes. It is effective. The result kicks in a time. And it lasts long i.e. 4-6 months. It is an easy procedure. Within 15 minutes, you can take your botox shots and go back to work again. So nobody has to know that you have done something and you can natural, younger looking face. You can compete in your workplace and you can look beautiful at night with your friends socially and you can be happy with yourself.

So this is what botox is all about. In case you have further queries you can contact us at Lybrate.

Thank You.


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Its Time To Look Younger With Anti-Aging Treatments !
Hello I am Dr. Chiranjiv Chabra. I am dermatologist and I am the director and chief dermatologist at skin alive clinics. Today we look into the Anti-aging treatments that are available to make us look more vibrant, youthful and younger. Before getting into the treatments we should understand how aging happening is and why it is happening? Aging happens due to external factors that is the environmental factors and our lifestyle as well as internal factors that is the natural aging process. None of us can escape the aging process.

Let us look into the solutions how we can solve these issues. When we age, aging is happening at the level of our bowl and then at the level of the soft tissue which is over the bowl and then at the level of the skin. So all layers of the skin as well as the underline tissue has to be taken care of in these treatments. The various treatments that can be used for anti-aging or aging solutions. The effective ones are laser rejuvenation, where in a beam of light is made to shine on the skin and this light stimulates our collagen, tightens and lifts the skin, makes the skin smoother, and of a better quality. We can get results even in as less as four to five sessions, which can be done at a gap of one week each. This is called laser rejuvenation or laser toning.

Then we have advance treatments like Firm Fractional laser which is a treatment to tighten and lift the skin. Besides doing this it also removes blemishes, dyschromias, patchy skin, tanning, and so the skin looks fresher, even in color, and younger. Just a few sessions can make us look at least 5-6 years younger. Then there are array of medical facials available like diamond polishing or microdermabrasion, vitamin C electroporation lightening therapies, oxygen therapies for the face. These treatments are mild and gentle on the skin and they remove tiredness and bring around freshness to the face. Some of the latest treatments or solutions for anti-aging are thermage, Al-therapy, Botox fillers, and vampire facelift. Let us look into all of these one by one.

Thermage is a single session treatment, non-invasive, relatively painless, to tighten and lift a skin. It does so by stimulating the collagen and the proteins in the skin and helps in tightening of the jaw-line, cheeks, eyelids, skin, and neck in fact any part of the body. This treatment is very popular and we have been doing it for the past 15 years now.
Al-therapy is another technology to lift and tighten the skin. Here the sound waves touch the skin very gently and tighten and lift. Especially used for the area of the jaw-line, eyebrow lift, cheek lift, as well as it can lift any part of the body like sagging arms, stomach or breasts.
Besides this there is a very interesting treatment called Vampire facelift. This is a trademark treatment wherein we take the blood of the patient that is the individual, and we put it into a special process by this we separate your own growth factors which are re-applied onto the skin.
Now these growth factors when re-applied on the skin they work as an anti-aging factors and they tighten and lift the skin and also improves the skin quality and glow and hydration. Now combine with these treatments which I have just discussed there are two latest therapies called Botox and Fillers. Botox is nothing but a simple protein, this protein was once upon a time and still is used ok we stop here again Botox. So if looking younger is in your mind you can choose any of the above treatments.

If you have any further queries you can visit us at Lybrate.


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Botox and Fillers
Hello friends!

I m Dr.S. K Chawla, plastic and cosmetic surgeon at South Delhi Cosmetic Clinic. I also attend the Fortis Hospital.

Today we are going to discuss something about non-surgical treatment or facial enhancement or improvement so that one should look young, good and beautiful. We have lot of facial non-surgical treatments available. Out of these Botox and fillers are commonly being used nowadays. As most of our clients they are not interested in surgical treatment and they demand non-surgical treatment to improve their facial features so we have Botox and fillers. Botox is a medicine which relax your facial muscles and it gives you the wrinkle free face. This is used by giving injections. This injection is almost painless because we have applied numbing cream on the area where you feel you have wrinkles or you have an enhance you want to remove the wrinkle from any particular area so we apply the numbing cream at least 40 minutes before. After that we give injections. This injection relax your muscles, so when the muscles contract you don t have wrinkles. But this is a very demanding procedure and it should be done by a medical person. Second one is the facial fillers, fillers is a material which is use to fill a particular area on your face so that it gives the volume to the face. Because with the increasing age your face loose volume from certain area and because of the loss of volume of face look looks age aging that is why the people wants to look younger and we give them fillers in that particular area. So this filler is also given by injection, it has no side effects, it will give you effect at least for 8-10 months. After 8-10 months if you want you get it again.
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