Youthful, glowing skin is universally desired. However, our skin begins to show signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines as we age. These can be a result of external factors such as pollution or sun exposure or internal factors like diet or stress. Regardless of the cause of wrinkles, they can make you look older.
If you wish to achieve the bright, plump and youthful skin, you’re in luck. With Botulinum Toxin or more popularly known as Botox treatments, you can rewind and get younger skin. Botox treatment can help you enhance your facial features and repair your skin. It can lead to a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and leave your skin feeling youthful and soft. It can help you improve the contours of your face, jaw line, cheeks, lips, forehead and even nose.
What is Botox?
Botox is a US-FDA approved cosmetic procedure that helps in treating fine lines and wrinkles. Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a pure protein which is isolated from a bacterium )Clostridium botulinum). Although this protein is a neurotoxin, correct administration and usage by a certified medical professional makes the process extremely safe. Every year, about 6 million botox treatments are conducted globally to achieve temporary anti-ageing results.
Every skin treatment needs to be conducted by experienced dermatologists in a safe and hygienic environment. At the Cosmetic Clinic, our highly specialized facility and experienced dermatologists, ensure utmost standards of quality and hygiene to deliver your desired results.
How does Botox work?
Botox is a neurotoxin which means it acts on the nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contact and reduces their sensitivity. This decreases the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles over these facial muscles.These injections are most commonly used to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox is a US-FDA approved cosmetic procedure and completely safe when a certified medical professional with a degree in dermatology conducts it. However, it is important to seek our dermatologists’ advice and understand the risks and limitations of the treatment.
Like any other cosmetic treatment, the safety and success of botox depend not only on the experience and expertise of the dermatologist but also on the quality of products, technology applied and hygiene maintained. At the Cosmetic Clinic, our dermatologists only use the most modern technology approved by the US-FDA to deliver the desired results. Our dermatologists are highly experienced and are trained across the best universities and institutes in the country. Our staff also undergoes continuous and in-depth training to provide the finest quality experience for our customers.
Our team is certified and equipped to make the experience hygienic and effective for our customers.
Our doctors and staff will assist you at every stage of your treatment with all the precautionary measures prior to your botox and the post-care steps that will ensure quicker healing of your skin post the procedure. One of the most important factors for a cosmetic procedure is the safety and sanitation of the environment, which is why our team follows strict sanitation measures to ensure that your experience is hygienic and satisfactory.
What to expect during the treatment?
Before any cosmetic treatment, it is necessary to speak to our dermatologists and discuss the risks and your expectations with the treatment. Our dermatologist will assess your past medical history, specifically your skin health to identify whether you've had any infections, allergies or reactions to certain chemicals or treatments. They will also help you understand whether the procedure is correct for you and help you with all the precautionary measures to take before the procedure. It is very important to share even the smallest details of your lifestyle and health so that the doctor can take all the required steps for the safety and success of the treatment.
It is a non-surgical procedure wherein our dermatologist will administer a small quantity of botulinum toxin into your skin using a fine needle. The procedure takes around 10 minutes and there is almost no pain or discomfort during the treatment. You can usually return to work as soon as the treatment is done.
Recovery is usually very speedy, within an hour or so, you may feel one or two bumps at the site of injection. It is advised not to rub the treated area at least 24 hours after the treatment, this prevents the toxin from spreading to undesired areas of the skin.
When can you see results?
You can begin seeing results 2-3 days after the treatment. Depending upon how deep your fine lines or wrinkles are, results may last for up to 3 months.The appearance of your wrinkles will decrease and your skin will feel plumper, tighter and fresh. Follow up treatments are required to maintain the effects of botox. In the first year, around 2-3 treatments are needed, however the frequency of the treatment decreases from the second year onwards.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does the treatment hurt?
The botox injections hurt only a little, and in most cases not at all. If your skin is sensitive, our dermatologist may use a numbing cream to make it a pain-free experience for you.
What quantity of botox is needed?
The quantity of botox depends upon your skin and its concerns. It also depends upon how large is the area that is being treated. Generally the amount varies between 25 units to 100 units of Botox.
Can all kinds of wrinkles be treated by botox?
No, only certain kinds of wrinkles which are caused by contraction of muscles can be treated by botox. Our dermatologist will guide you on the required course of action for your specific issues.
Is the treatment suitable for everyone?
This treatment suits most people. However, if you have extremely sensitive skin or have a certain pre-existing medical condition, botox may not be the correct treatment for you. It is best to speak to your doctor and understand the suitability of the procedure for your skin.