Botox has been in use for many years and has been utilized by doctors to treat facial creases and wrinkles. Botox can block signals from the nerves to the muscles and also tend to ensure that the injected muscle does not contract. As a result, the injected part tends to have the wrinkles relax and soften. Botox tends to be mostly used on the forehead lines, frown lines as well as lines around the eyes commonly referred to as crow’s feet. One would, however, need to note that most of the wrinkles caused by sun damage or even gravity do not respond to Botox.
One would need to note that taking Botox injection tends to take only a few minutes, and one may not need anesthesia. Botox tends to be injected on a specific muscle with a very thin needle and tends to cause minor discomfort. Once injected, one tends to take between one week and two weeks for the full effect to be realized. One may need to consider avoiding Botox when pregnant when taking blood thinners and go for it past the pregnancy or after he or she is done taking blood thinners. In the same manner, one would need to consider avoiding alcohol for about seven days before the actual Botox procedure. In the same manner, one may consider stopping to taking anti-inflammatory medication and aspirin for about two weeks before treatment to reduce instances of bruises. However, you may need to check whether there are other things you need to avoid or do before Botox.
It would be essential for one to also note the duration of a Botox injection. After a Botox injection, you tend to take between three and six months before another injection. You would also need to note that the wrinkles and lines tend to be less severe the moment they appear as the muscles tend to have shrunk.
Immediately after Botox, you may experience a temporary headache, which tends to last for hours, but it tends to be rare. In the same manner, you may get temporary bruising, something which is also rare. Some patients also tend to develop eyelid drooping, but the drooping tends to drop in only 21 days. To avoid drooping, you may need to avoid rubbing the treated area for about 12 hours or consider lying down for about four hours after the injection. You may also need to work closely with your doctor to guide you on what you would need to do to avoid any side effects.
Like mentioned earlier, you may need to know some of the instances you may avoid Botox injection. You would need to note that people who are breastfeeding or pregnant may need to avoid Botox injection until the doctor approves one. In the same manner, people with neurological diseases may also need to avoid using Botox. One may need to make sure that he or she consult his or her doctor and also ensure full disclosure of medical history.