Overview of Botox Injections Treatment India

Botox injections are used to treat wrinkles and facial lines. These injections use a toxin known as onabotulinumtoxinA, which prevents a muscle from moving. This toxin is extracted from a microbe that causes a type of food poisoning known as botulism.  Botox is commonly used as it was the first injectable botulinum toxin.

Botulinum toxin is a microbe being used for medical purposes for over a century. In the beginning, it was used to treat lazy eyes, blepharospasm, and wry neck. However, in 2002, it was approved to be used to treat frown lines between the eyes.

It comes as a crystalline substance, this is then combined with salt or another liquid. Most of the time, the amount of his liquid is 2 ml to 3 ml. However, it is the amount of medication that leads to the desired result rather than the volume of liquid.

Types of Botox Injections Treatment India

Before Procedure

It is important to inform the doctor about the type of botox injection if you had it in the past four months. In addition to this, it is also important if you take any kind of medications or have an allergy to medicines. If you are taking blood thinners, you need to stop taking them before injection. Moreover, also avoid alcohol or alcoholic beverages for at least 1 week before the procedure to get desired results and help prevent bruising.

Most people do not feel any sort of discomfort or pain during the procedure. However, if you want the skin to be numbed beforehand, ask your doctor to numb it. The doctor may use topical anesthesia, vibration anesthesia, and ice to reduce discomfort.

During the Procedure

The procedure is performed in the doctors office and takes 10 minutes. The patient will rest on the exam table in the raised position. The area to be injected will be cleaned with a nonalcoholic cleanser. The patient may request the doctor to numb the area if he or she cannot tolerate the discomfort. The Botox is then injected by a thin needle into the area to be treated. The dosage of injection includes four or five areas of the forehead and two or three areas on the eye area.

After the Procedure

The toxin may cause droopy eyelids, blurred vision, or muscle weakness for a few hours. Thus, avoid driving or using any machinery right after the injection. Avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area/s for 24 hours to prevent the spread of the toxin to another area.

The doctor will recommend you to stay upright for 4 hours after the injection. You can return to normal activities the next day. In some cases, especially when you rub the injected area, the injection may spread to other areas of the body. If it is injected between the brows, avoid bending or lying down for 3 to 4 hours after the procedure. This can cause toxins to slip under the orbital rim.

Call your doctor if you have these signs hours or weeks later after the procedure:

01. Blur vision

02. Trouble in speaking

03. Muscle weakness

04. Breathing problems

05. Loss of bladder control

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Botox Purpose

These injections block chemical signals, causing muscles to move, from nerves. These injections relax the facial muscles for some time. These are also used to treat conditions are:

01. Lazy Eye - The main reason behind the lazy eye is an imbalance in eye positioning muscles.

02. Eye Twitching - The injections help relieve the twitching of muscles.

03. Bladder Dysfunction - It improves overactive bladder which causes urinary incontinence or wetting accidents in adults 18 years and older.

04. Chronic Migraine - It is being used by doctors to reduce the headache frequency of migraines in people 18 years or older. It prevents the headache from lasting for 4 or more hours for 15 or more days in a month.

05. Hyperhidrosis - When excessive sweating occurs even at a low temperature.

06. Cervical Dystonia - It is a painful condition in which neck muscles contract with the head. This toxin is used to treat abnormal head position in 16 years or older people.

07. Muscle Contractures - There are several neurological conditions that cause limbs to be pulled in the center or muscle stiffness in people 2 years or older.

Symptoms and Risk factors

Botox Risks

This procedure is safe when performed by a qualified medical expert. Many people who underwent this procedure do not have serious side effects. However, there are some complications that may arise, including:

01. Headache - It is rare and will end in 24 to 48 hours.

02. Skin - Swelling, pain, or bruising at the injected area

03. Droopy Eyelid - It is very rare and goes away within 3 weeks.

04. Smile - Crooked smile

05. Eye - Excessive tears or eye dryness

06. Bruising - It is a common side effect and will go away within a few days.

07. Stomach - Upset stomach

Additionally, the side effects of the toxin also depend on the treated area.

01. When Botox is used to prevent migraines, the common side effects are neck pain, headache, or drooping eyelid.

02. When this toxin is used to treat excessive sweating, the common side effects are anxiety, fever, back pain, respiratory infections- cold or flu, and non-underarm sweating.

03. When used to treat overactive bladder, this toxin may cause fever, urinary tract infections, painful urination, or difficulty in urinating.

Who should avoid getting Botox?

If you are allergic to cows milk protein, then you are not a good candidate for Botox injection. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or having neurological disease, this procedure is not a good option for you.

Additionally, if you are thinking of getting the injection to treat urinary incontinence then be sure that you do not have a urinary tract infection. You are not a good candidate to receive a Botox injection if you fail to empty your bladder completely.

Botox Results

The full effects of the injection will be visible in 7 to 14 days. The result will last for 3 to 6 months. The lines or wrinkles begin to reappear. To maintain the botox results, it is important to take regular follow-up injections.

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Botox Injections - Frequently Asked Questions

Botox is an injectable toxin that is injected into muscles to treat overactive bladder, leakage of urine, overactive bladder, chronic migraine, muscle stiffness, cervical dystonia, and eye muscle problems.

Yes, Botox toxin is widely used to treat several skin problems. It helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It temporarily paralyzes facial muscles and decreases the appearance of wrinkles.

This depends on the problem for which Botox will be used. For example, it is used to treat overactive bladder and Chronic Migraines in adults 18 years and older; Cervical Dystonia (CD) in 16 years and older people; eye muscle problems in 12 years of age and older. However, for skin treatment, the procedure is approved for people who are 18 years and older.

The needles used for this procedure are very small so pain is minimal, if any. Some people do not feel any discomfort but few may need topical anesthesia to numb the area. It is a persons personal choice to get anesthesia or not.

There is no upper age limit for this procedure, so you can get it whenever you want.

According to a survey, Botox gives most natural results as compared to plastic surgery procedures. This procedure works on the body rather than moving skin from one part of the body to another.

Yes, this procedure can treat frown lines between brows. Moreover, it also increases the height of eyebrows.