Cosmetic treatments that uses botulinum toxin are becoming popular among people by each day – both in medical field as well the field of cosmetics. But what really is meant by cosmetic treatment? How is it done and how can it benefit you? If you are wondering for answers to these questions, then don’t worry. Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about cosmetic injections.
What Is Cosmetic Treatment?
Cosmetic treatments are used in the field of medicine to treat and cure conditions relating to muscles. Cosmetically it is used to remove wrinkles. The treatment uses the neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
How Does The Treatment Work?
Injections can prevent the signs from the nerves to the muscles. This prevent the muscles of the injected area from contracting. The relaxation of the muscles will then help in preventing the formation of wrinkles or other medical conditions such as drooping eyebrows or eye twitching.
How Long Does The Treatment Last?
The results of these injections can last up to three to six months. Especially in cosmetic treatments, after six months, muscle actions will start to return slowly. This means the wrinkles and lines on your face start to reappear too and you will have to be treated again.
How Is The Treatment Done?
Botulinum toxin is injected into the target muscles with a fine needle. The procedure will only take a few minutes and while you will experience only a minor discomfort. There will be no need to use anaesthesia.
Are The Results Immediate?
The full results of the injection will appear after two weeks. Most experts’ advice on stop consuming alcohol for at least one week before the procedure. Medications such as aspirin has to be avoided too in order to prevent bruising. If you are unsure about a certain type of medication you are currently using, it is better to consult your doctor and ask whether you should stop taking them until the procedure is finished.
When Not To Have Cosmetic Treatments?
There are certain people who needs to prevent from having botox treatments due to medical conditions in order to avoid complications. This include pregnant mothers, mothers who are breastfeeding, as well as those with any neurological diseases. Once again, it is always advisable to consult a doctor before you start the procedure.
What Are The Benefits?
The most common and known benefit of the treatment is the prevention of wrinkles. This can help you to maintain your youthful glow, making you more confidence about your appearance. However, the benefits does not end there. Muscle corrections in your brow muscles and eyelid can help with conditions of drooping eyebrow and eye twitch respectively. This can be especially helpful when issues such as eye twitching start to bother your vision. The injections also help to prevent migraine headaches. This can be injected to neck, forehead and shoulders to prevent the pain from migraines. Also, another less known benefit is the prevention of excessive sweating.
Now that you know all you need to know about the treatment, your next step is to get an appointment for the treatment. Remember to keep the tips about taking not medications in mind and visit a doctor for further clarifications about medical issues you might have.