Botox FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About Botox
With over 7 million procedures performed every year in the US alone, Botox is arguably the most popular anti-aging treatment in the world.
If you’re concerned about the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face, you may be considering getting Botox. It is likely that you also have some questions, which is why we have put together this article covering some of the most frequently asked questions about Botox.
Which Botox brand is the best?
When it comes to Botox, people often get confused between the brand and the drug. So let’s clear that up.
Botox is a brand name of a Botulinum Toxin type A injectable neurotoxin, which is marketed by a company called Allergan. Botox first received FDA approval in the USA for cosmetic use in 2002 and quickly became synonymous with injectable anti-aging treatments in general.
Since then, several other cosmetic neurotoxin brands have appeared on the market, including Dysport, Jeuveau (USA) and Xeomin (Germany) as well as many Korean brands that are currently enjoying popularity here in Thailand, such as Botulax, Nabota, Hugel and Neuronox.
While the core ingredient in each of these products is the same, there are some differences in how each company formulates the product as well as which accessory proteins they use. However, as the original Botox brand, Allergan has proven itself over the last 30 years to be a very effective, safe and well tolerated anti-aging treatment, which is why it is the brand that we mainly use and recommend.
How does Botox work?
Botulinum Toxin type A is a neurotoxic protein derived from a type of gram-positive bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. As an anti-aging treatment, it is injected into the skin, typically in areas where there are lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin works by temporarily blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, which causes a paralysis in the muscles, creating a temporary reduction in wrinkles. Typically, the results last about 4-6 months after treatment. Some people can last little longer depend on individual reaction.
Is Botox safe?
Generally speaking, Botox injections are very safe when performed by an experienced doctor. Botox is usually very well tolerated. The most common side effect (experienced by 3-10% of patients) is mild bruising or swelling at the injection site. This will go away on its own within a few days. Other side effects can include headache or flu-like symptoms, temporary drooping of the eyelids, dry eyes or excessive tear production. In higher doses, some more serious side effects can occur, such as difficulty swallowing, speaking or breathing, or muscle weakness.
Does Botox work immediately?
For most people, Botox works pretty quickly. The first effect of Botox typically start to appear within 24-48 hours after the injection and can see more at 5-7 day. At this time, you should start seeing a softening in the appearance of wrinkles, especially shallow wrinkles such as the lines on your forehead and frown lines. However, it will take about 10-14 days to see the full effect of the treatment.
Will Botox help under eye wrinkles?
Although Botox is sometimes used to treat wrinkles that appear under the eyes, this is not generally recommended. Injecting Botox under the eyes needs to be performed very carefully to reduce the risk of adverse effects, such as droopiness or eye bags. Botox may also be less effective when injected under the eyes compared to forehead lines for example. Normally for under eye wrinkles and hollow can correct by dermal fillers injection which you can see it's better result and make you look much better.
Can Botox help treat migraines?
Several studies have shown Botox to be an effective preventative treatment for chronic migraines. Doctors believe that Botox works for migraines because it affects the nerve endings in migraine trigger sites and blocks the release of chemicals that are involved in pain transmission.
Botox can help reduce the frequency as well as severity of migraine symptoms, such as nausea,vomiting and sensitivity to lights and sounds.
In order to help migraine attacks, Botox needs to be injected several times across 7 specific muscle areas on the head and the neck. The treatment areas include the forehead, the neck, the temples, the bridge of the nose and the back of the head.
Can Botox be used to lift eyebrows?
Yes, it can. Botox has become an increasingly popular way to have a non-surgical brow lift. During the procedure, the doctor will inject a small amount of Botox into key areas around the eyebrows. This will help erase wrinkles between the brows as well as reduce sagging on the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance.
A Botox brow lift can be an effective solution for both men and women who would like to improve the appearance of their eyes. The procedure is quick and relatively painless and requires minimal recovery time.
Can botox help treat acne?
Possibly. In a study published by a Chicago plastic surgeon, Botox was used successfully to treat acne in adult patients. The 20 patients involved in the study were injected with a single dose of Botox and 85% saw a decrease in pore size and oil production around the treatment area. But it depends on the people and the problem so you should discuss with your doctor about the treatment before do it.
The effect of Botox on acne may be based on its ability to reduce oil release from the sebaceous glands in the skin. It is worth noting, though, that at this time Botox does not have FDA approval as an acne treatment, and it’s unlikely that your doctor or dermatologist would recommend it until other treatment options have been explored.
Can Botox go wrong?
Although Botox has been safely used by millions of people over the last three decades, things can still sometimes go wrong. When that happens it’s often down to an inexperienced provider or poor quality product. The sad truth is that a product as popular as Botox tends to attract a lot of imitators, and the use of black market Botox by less reputable providers is not uncommon.
Signs of Botox gone wrong include pain, swelling and bruising; a “frozen”, expressionless face; facial asymmetry (this is when one eyebrow is higher than the other) and eyelid ptosis (droopy eyelids).
With that said, you can reduce the probability of bad Botox by:
Ensuring you choose a reputable clinic and doctor for your treatment.
Avoiding cheap Botox - more often than not, clinics that offer Botox at rock bottom prices use black market or adulterated products, which are potentially harmful.
Sometimes if cause from transportation process because most of the Botox have to store in the refrigerator especially Botox (Allergan) need 2° C to 8° C, or in the freezer. Some place not buy from local distributors always have this problem that can lower the quality of the product.
Asking your provider for the name of the product they use. You can also ask to inspect the packaging - an authentic Allergan Botox package will have a visible hologram on it.
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