What is Botox?
Or what is botox?
Brief summary :-
Botox is a substance that is injected into the muscles of the face. It is a preventive and curative substance to reduce excessive muscle activity that helps expressive lines to appear. It can turn into fixed lines and we can inject it at an early age to fade the appearance of expressive lines and turn them into permanent lines and signs of aging. Also, Botox injections (Botox injections) is It is a substance from nerve cells that is extracted from a substance called (Clostridium botulinum) and injecting Botox into the tissues that are located in a layer under the skin leads to stopping the effect of electrical signals transmitted by the nerve to muscle fibers, Thus, the muscle does not contract. Botox injections (Botox) cannot correct skin damage and wrinkles caused by exposure to the sun, as Botox injections (Botox injections) can correct the damage caused by tissue weakness and muscle contraction in the face.
Most of the injections are done to treat:
- Treatment of horizontal wrinkles on the forehead
- Treatment of wrinkles on the face and sides of the eyes
- Eye wrinkle treatment (eye wrinkle treatment)
- Treatment of the sides of the mouth
- Hand wrinkle treatment
- Treatment of wrinkles of the face and eyes.
Before Botox injections
(Botox Injections) (Botox Injections) :-
Before doing a Botox or Botox injection, an introductory meeting must be conducted, In which the doctor (plastic surgeon) agrees with the patient on the area to be treated, According to the skin’s quality, thickness, and texture, The amount of wrinkles and the patient’s desire. The injection (Botox injection) is performed under the influence of local anesthesia for the skin by a local anesthetic cream, Or sometimes without the need for anesthesia, and there may be a need for injections in abundance, when the situation lacks Botox injections for many parts of the face on the patient who is taking medications, especially of the type of aspirin or other anti-inflammatories. About taking these drugs for a specific amount before the Botox injection (Botox injection) requires that you not drink alcohol at least for an ample period of several days before the Botox injection, and there is no requirement to fast before the injection.
During the injection:
The plastic surgeon (Dr. Ramy El-Anany), the best plastic surgeon in Egypt, injects Botox as mentioned previously. There is not always a need for local anesthesia, If it is done, it will be with a cream that numbs the skin. And slightly reduces the pain from the prick of the Botox injection later, A Botox injection, which is a thin injection, is inserted under the skin of the face in the muscle line, For example, in the corner of the forehead, then Botox (Botox) is inserted with a needle inside the Botox syringe, and the procedure takes about 10 minutes.
The patient can leave the clinic to his home immediately after completing the Botox injections in some cases, and as mentioned previously, A number of sessions may be required to complete the Botox injections and wrinkle treatment.
The patient should be careful not to rub the area where Botox was injected, Or lying on the side where the injection was completed (Botox injections) because the pressure in the tissues may cause the spread of Botox (Botox) to areas outside the facial muscles, which increases the possibility of more extensive paralysis in the muscles and so far, in case of pain, Botox injections can be used to relieve pain. We can usually see the results of Botox injections for a week, The effect will last for a period of three to five months.
Benefits of Botox injections
(Botox injections) in the field of cosmetology:
“Botox injections” (Botox) is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments recently. As Botox has become used in many cosmetic fields, especially in cosmetic clinics, it has shown many benefits in the cosmetic and medical fields. As for the use of “Botox injections” (Botox) in the field of dermatology and cosmetology, It has become an effective way to remove and treat facial wrinkles, treat facial wrinkles and the area around the eyes, eyelids, and forehead area.
There are many different types of wrinkles
And the following are among them:-
First type: Fixed (non-motile) wrinkles:
And it is the result of a lack of fatty substance or a lack of fat in the layers of the skin, One of the best ways to treat such a type is to use plastic injections with fillers, or what is known as “filler injections.” It is worth noting that these wrinkles are not only found in the face, But it is found in other areas of the body, Such as the neck or neck area and the back of the hands.
The second type: Expressive (kinesthetic) wrinkles:
It is the result of the movement of the facial muscles during various emotions, such as the expression of continuous distress or frowning, laughter or surprise, and other expressions that dominate the person and that lead to these wrinkles. especially in the face area, Which is called the Mokattam area (the area between the eyebrows), as well as in the eyelids, the area around the eyes and the forehead. To treat this type of wrinkles, Botox injections are used, which is used to treat expressive motor wrinkles, These injections give very satisfactory and convincing results. It also gives the face a bright look and natural beauty. And help to overcome the signs of aging and signs of aging in general.
How is Botox used?
After completing the assessment of the movement of muscles and wrinkles in the face and the causes resulting from facial wrinkles except for age or the psychological factor, so the doctor (cosmetologist) must know the main reasons for the patient to perform the Botox injection, and talk to the patient about the reasons and goal of the Botox injection, Where the skin is then sterilized, and then Botox is injected with a fine needle and in very small quantities into the muscle of the wrinkled area of the face, and the quantity is determined according to the strength of the muscle he wants to inject. With Botox 20-30 minutes before the injection, a visit to the doctor (cosmetologist) is required to assess the situation if it is possible to add a little Botox (Botox) if the case is needed. Treatment of facial wrinkles – treatment of eye wrinkles – treatment of wrinkles under the eye) treatment of lines under the eyes that appear with age, in order to reduce the signs of skin aging and for women and men who want its appearance For younger people, the program is usually terminated for aesthetic purposes and also with aging of the skin, wrinkles in the face appear in the skin between the eyebrows, above the cheeks, in the frontal forehead area, in the neck and lower jaw line, and the sides of the eyes The reason is that the healthy elasticity of collagen tissues and skin It has been destroyed over the years. In addition, the exposure of the skin to sunlight causes accumulated damage to the skin tissue.
Frequently Asked Questions :-
What is the duration of the effect of Botox injections (Botox)?
NS: The period of time in which the effect of Botox lasts is about 4 to 6 months, and the Botox injection process can be repeated again after this period, Or there is a need to re-inject Botox at times, as if there are some special social events such as wedding parties and others, but as we mentioned, Botox injections must be done well in advance of this time in order to achieve the desired results.
Do wrinkles return worse than they were before treatment with Botox injections?
NS: This is not true at all. Since the wrinkles on the face return to the same position they were before the Botox injection, It may return to a better condition and even improve the appearance of wrinkles in the face in some cases than they were before. This is because the muscles that cause facial (motor) wrinkles gradually atrophy due to their immobility for several months (which is the period of effect of Botox injections), Therefore, when it returns to movement, its movement will be weaker than it was, and these wrinkles in the face will be less than in the past.
Were there any side effects of “Botox” (Botox side effects)?
NS: Botox injections (Botox) are one of the most modern and safe cosmetic techniques, but the safest and easiest at present. Some temporary effects may occur, such as the appearance of slight redness in the places where the Botox injections were made.
Does the use of Botox injections have a fixed lifespan?
NS: This concept is one of the most misconceptions of most people. Because the process of Botox injections is not linked to a specific age, but the need for Botox injections appears if a person wants to hide facial wrinkles (treatment of facial wrinkles), regardless of age, He may be in his twenties and have some early wrinkles. And vice versa, there may be a person in his fifties, but he has a fresh skin free of wrinkles and in general, the evaluation of the doctor is the last criterion to determine the suitability of the person to undergo the Botox injection process or not.
When is it not recommended to use Botox??
NS: Although the treatment with Botox is completely safe, But there are still people who are not recommended to receive such treatment, like pregnant women, or women who plan to become pregnant within six months of receiving treatment, lactating women, People with muscular diseases and autoimmune diseases In addition, The Botox treatment is suitable for ages from 20 to 80. So that people under the age of 20 or over the age of 80 are not recommended to receive this treatment and it is also recommended not to exercise within 48 hours after treatment with Botox.
Alternatives to Botox…Do they really have the same effect?
NS: Despite the scientific progress in many cosmetic treatments, some topical creams have recently appeared, which are said to treat wrinkles and have the same effects as Botox. Unfortunately, this is not true at all. Since the treatment by Botox injections is not the same as any other topical alternative, All of these topical creams do not give the same effect at all.
Does Botox when its expiry date help to increase the sagging of the skin?
NS: Many women have this question on their minds. Does Botox help to increase the flabbiness and spread it significantly when the injection period ends or not? On the contrary, because Botox helps to improve wrinkles after the injection until its effect is gone, because the skin has relaxed for a long time without any wrinkles, so it treats wrinkles and helps to return to skin tightening and not sagging, so it is a treatment and prevention at the same time.
Does continuing the Botox injections completely go away?
NS: No, Botox injections did not lead to the lack of facial expressions and this is a very wrong concept, because it only helps to remove wrinkles that cause unwanted facial expressions, and the doctor should ask the patient before starting the use of Botox that he wants to reduce wrinkles or remove them permanently, as He used it to raise eyebrows, but this injection and procedure depends on the patient himself and his goal of taking these cosmetic injections in this place and what are the reasons that led to this type of injection, because many patients do not need injections in this place.
What is the appropriate age for Botox injections?
NS: No, a specific age has not been set for the injection, because it is a protein substance in which there is no danger and as long as it is used to treat motor wrinkles that may appear early or late in appearance, meaning that Botox injections are done through the condition of the skin and wrinkles and not depend on the age of the person who He wants injections, but the results of Botox are not permanent, but the muscle consumes Botox with time to help gradually implement and the natural substance in the body is called acetylcholine, so it takes its place again on the surface of the muscles, and this takes a time ranging between 4-6 months, so it depends The duration of Botox injections depends on the amount of the same substance injected, and what is the size of the muscle in which the Botox was injected. Months, and this is due to the large and strong muscle size, which allows a large amount of Botox to be injected into the muscle for a longer period of time and approximately for a year, completely unlike other areas where the muscle is weak.
Does Botox have side effects on the patient?
NS: Botox is a completely safe cosmetic injection, but some temporary complications may occur, such as slight redness in the injection sites, and this may disappear within hours after the injection.
Are there cosmetic creams that have the same effect as Botox on the skin?
NS: No, this talk is baseless, and there are no scientific studies confirming that cosmetic creams perform the same as the results of Botox.
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