Updated on March 30, 2021
Botox injections has always been the one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the world because of its ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. It works by blocking the nerve causing muscle contractions which results in the appearance of wrinkles. Other uses for Botox include treatment of migraine, neck muscle spasms, excessive sweating or overactive bladder.
Common areas for treatment include
- Glabellar region (area between the eyebrows)
- Crows feet (around the eyes)
- Forehead frown lines
- Lines around the mouth
- Neck lines
You would not feel much discomfort or pain during the procedure. Your doctor may apply some form of anaesthesia such as cream, lotion, ice pack or vibration massager. The number of injections required depends on your condition and extent of the area required for treatment.
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Do not rub or touch the treated areas for 24-36 hours to prevent the Botox to spread out of its treated area. You can return to your normal activities after the procedure but avoid strenuous physical exercise like sports for 1 day. The effect of the treatment begins working 1-3 days after treatment and usually lasts for around three months or longer. You may require regular follow-up injections to maintain the effects.
Do’s and Don’t’s
DO keep your head upright for 3-4 hours after the treatment
DO keep your follow-up appointments to maintain the effects of the treatment
DO NOT rub or massage the treated areas for the first 24-36 hours
DO NOT do physical or strenuous exercises for the first 24-36 hours
DO NOT take blood thinning medications before the treatment
Discuss with your cosmetic & aesthetic doctor the treatment program most suitable for your needs
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