The initial changes noticeable with facial aging are wrinkles and folds. Prominent wrinkles are also of big concern when it's prominent with facial expressions. Wrinkles can present as forehead lines which is horizontal lines visible with upward gaze. Wrinkle around the side of the eye is referred as crow's feet and it appear more prominent with smiles. Frown lines occur between the eyebrows.
Bunny lines appear in the upper sidewall of nose. Prominent wrinkle also appear around the lips. Cosmetic use of Botox is mainly targeted on the muscle of facial expression and the muscles of mastication. Botox or botulinum toxin is the treatment of choice to treat these wrinkles. Different formulations of botulinum neurotoxin available in the market are Botox, Dysport and Myobloc. Botulinum toxin act not only on muscle but also on autonomic nervous pathways. This is the reason why Botox for wrinkles is used successfully in conditions such as hyperhydrosis and gustatory sweating.
Botox is marketed as 50 or 100 units vial and it is reconstituted with saline. The treatment area is numbed with topical anesthetic cream. The Botox dose is customized and generally varies from person to person. The injection pain is very minimal. The Botox injection for crow's feet, frown lines, forehead lines, bunny lines, perioral lines and others should be done by expert cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist. The best cosmetologist should strive to achieve a natural antiaging result and not a masked face. Fine wrinkle on the face can be treated with Botox microinjections. Wide lower face can also be contoured or chiseled with the use of Botox. Botox weakens the muscle in masseter hypertrophy resulting in a chiseled appearance. The other uses of Botox injections are chin puckering, neck bands, hyperhidrosis in the axilla and palms. Botox treatment is also very useful in treating gummy smiles, droopy angles of mouth and wide lower face. Botox treatment for neck bands, hyperhydrisis should be done in incremental doses to achieve the best Botox result and avoid the unusual side effects of Botox.
Botox treatment for masseter hypertrophy, axillary hyperhydrosis, palmar hyperhydrosis, and neck bands should be incremental so that the dose of Botox is optimum and side effects are minimized.
Best Botox injection treatment is done as an office procedure. After Botox injection, you will be advised to avoid face was for 4-6hrs, avoid massage of the face and strenuous sports. The best result following Botox is visible after 5-7 days. If Botox for wrinkles treatment is done by expert cosmetologist, the side effects are almost rare. In rare cases patient can complain headache and ptosis following Botox injections. Temporary weakness in the facial movement is a rare post Botox treatment side effect for lower face and perioral wrinkles. There have been reported cases of temporary swallowing difficulty following Botox injection for neck bands treatment. The Botox result stays for 4-6 months after which the Botox injections are repeated.