To reduce the appearance of wrinkles, some people choose to have injections (shots) of botulinum toxin. These injections are often called by their brand names, such as Botox®, Dysport® or Xeomin®. The injections relax certain muscles in the face, and certain wrinkles become less noticeable for a period of time.
Crows’ feet before botulinum toxin injection
Types of wrinkles-
There are two types of wrinkles: dynamic wrinkles and very fine lines and wrinkles.
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by facial muscles that move when you smile, laugh, and squint. These are often around the lips, on the forehead and between the eyebrows. They are also the “crows’ feet” at the corner of your eyelids. As you age, these wrinkles get deeper and easier to see. Botulinum toxin can be used to make these dynamic wrinkles less noticeable.
Wrinkles on the forehead before botulinum toxin injection.
Wrinkles in the forehead are significantly reduced after treatment, even when the patient contracts his facial muscles.
Botulinum toxin is also used for-
- Excessive sweating of palms, soles axillae & gustatory sweating (sweating while eating)
- Post herpes nerve pain
- Hypertrophic scars
- Gummy smile
- Shaping of jawline
- Drooping of angles of the mouth
- Wrinkles around the eyes
When you have botulinum toxin injected, your doctor may first rub an anesthetic cream on the area to numb it. Then he or she will inject the medicine into specific facial muscles. This only takes a few minutes and can be done right in the doctor’s office. You will be able to continue your daily activities right afterwards.
Thinking about getting botulinum toxin injections for wrinkles?
Talk with your ophthalmologist
Dermal fillers are a quick way to refresh your appearance by restoring lost volume and filling in wrinkles and folds on the face. Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid that is used to “fill” areas of tissue loss that often occurs with ageing. They can also fill deep scars to improve the contour of your face and even fill out your cheeks, lips, under eye areas and hands. Fillers are also used to restore a youthful appearance of thinning lips.
To opt for the injectable treatments, one must look out for early signs of aging.
With a personal consultation with us at RD Skin clinic, we help you determine which is the best-suited treatments for you and Dr. Rachita will find the right cause and comprehensive procedures that shall meet your needs.
Getting botulinum toxin injections in a non-medical setting also can be extremely dangerous. To protect your health, you should never get botulinum toxin injections at-
- Non-medical spa.
- Someone’s home.
Questions to ask before the procedure
Before performing a cosmetic treatment, you should ask questions. Asking questions will help you know what to expect so that you can make an informed decision.
Q How many of these procedures have you performed? Results depend largely on the expertise of the person performing the procedure.
Q Who will give me the injections? You should get all injections from a board-certified dermatologist.
Q How much will the treatment cost? Most insurance companies do not pay for cosmetic treatments.
Q What results can I expect? A dermatologist can tell you whether the procedure will deliver the results that you seek.
Q Do I have a higher risk for any complications? By reviewing your medical history, a dermatologist can tell you whether you have a higher risk.
Your dermatologist also can tell you whether another treatment would be a better option for you.