Botox – short for botulinum toxin A – is quite a famous drug for cosmetic as well as non-cosmetic conditions. Botox is given the name of miracle drug of 21st century and the reason behind this is the beneficial and amazing results it provides. The reason behind the popularity of botox is its cosmetic use that is for elimination of wrinkles but it is also used for the treatment of several medical conditions like blepharospasm, chronic migraines, excessive sweating and various other medical disorders caused by muscle spasms or irregular muscular movements. Here we will discuss about botox treatment for wrinkles only – especially on the forehead.
Original form of botox is in fact a naturally occurring neurotoxin protein that is a deadly poison made by clostridium botulinum bacterium. For treatment purpose, extremely small quantity of diluted botox is used. Botox is not filler rather it is a muscle relaxer and removes wrinkles by relaxing those muscles whose movement is responsible for making expressions.
A number of expression lines appearing on face can be treated by botox injections but the common treatment areas are:
- Forehead lines – horizontal lines appearing in the middle of forehead
- Frown lines – lines on forehead in the middle of eyebrows.
- Crow’s feet – lines that appear at the outer corners of eyes and extend towards hair line.
Forehead is the first place among facial areas that shows wrinkles and lines caused by expressions, which with the passage of time become more prominent and deep. These lines make you look angry and annoyed even if you are not.
Procedure of botox treatment for eradication of these lines is minimal invasive and very convenient. It involves injecting small quantities of purified diluted botox in the skin in few sites. Within next two to three days, the muscles that are responsible for occurrence of these lines are relaxed and the wrinkles are removed. The effect of botox treatment lasts for few months; however they vary from person to person. It decreases slowly and gradually and after it has gone, you can get the treatment again.
Botox injections are non-surgical minimal invasive treatment and do not cause any severe side effects except slight swelling and redness. However, you need to seek an experienced dermatologist for the treatment to make it flawless. This is because injecting wrong quantity of botox or injecting it in the wrong site can cause complications in spite of providing you smooth skin.