You may have heard about Botox injections. Botox has been used in the cosmetic industry in small doses to decrease wrinkles and creases. However, it is also used for curing migraines and other health issues. REPC Dubai offers the services of the best Botox in Dubai. This article covers the purpose and results of Botox. Keep reading to find out when should you get Botox injections.
What is Botox?
Botox initiates from Clostridium botulinum bacteria which is usually found in natural settings. This bacteria is usually harmless. It is found in the lakes and intestines of mammals.
However, once the spores transform, they can produce Botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin is deadly and only a gram can kill a million people. Though, there’s not much to worry about. Botox injections contain a very tiny amount of Botulinum toxin which can actually be helpful in curing muscle disorders and facial wrinkles.
How do Botox Injections Work?
Botox causes mild muscle paralysis. It targets the nervous system and blocks the nerve signaling pathway.
Botox hinders the release of acetylcholine. This chemical attaches to the muscle cells leading them to contract. However, when it is blocked, nerves no longer release it, leading to no muscle contraction. Therefore, the muscles are not that stiff.
Therefore, one of the main use of botox is in the cosmetic industry. It is used to relax the facial muscles that cause creases and wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. Though, it also carries some medical uses and benefits. More on this below.
Purpose of Best Botox in Dubai
The cosmetical purposes of Botox are to reduce wrinkles. More so, facial wrinkles and creases. These procedures are not permanent. They can last for three to twelve months.
People use Botox injections in Dubai on different areas of the face. They can get injections for frown lines which are between the eyebrows, crow’s feet which are wrinkles around your eyes and smile lines at the mouth’s corner. You can also fix cobblestone skin on your skin and forehead creases through Botox injections.
However, FDA- approved Botox injections are only for the forehead and around the eyes.
Medical Uses of Botox Injections
Since botox keeps your muscle relaxed and prevents their contraction, it can also aid in treating certain conditions.
Botox helps to treat chronic migraines. If you suffer from migraines more than 15 days a month then you have chronic migraine. The injections can decrease the frequency of migraine attacks. It can help in treating the contracted muscles in cerebral palsy that pull your limbs inwards.
Moreover, it can relieve eye twitching, aid in reducing Hyperhidrosis, which is excessive underarm sweating, helps in managing an overactive bladder and decreasing urinary incontinence and reducing cervical dystonia which is due to the contraction of the neck muscles.
However, Botox injections are also used for unapproved treatments. Consult your doctor thoroughly about it because these uses are off-label. They include:
- Raynaud’s disease
- redness of face
- hidradenitis suppurativa
Since Botox is not approved for these conditions, your doctor may not advise it. Though, there is more research being carried out to identify if it is safe to use for these medical purposes.
Consult your doctor beforehand to devise your treatment plan. They will ask if you have taken these injections in the last 4 months. Moreover, they will confirm if you take any muscle relaxants or have any allergies.
Let them know about your medications especially about blood thinners if you regularly take them. Blood thinners can cause bleeding and bruising during the procedure hence, you will have to stop taking them.
Your doctor will numb the area either using a topical anesthetic or ice. They may also use a vibration anesthetic. You may feel less pain due to its massage. Though, the process is not that painful, you should get that area numbed if you want to avoid any discomfort.
A thin needle injects botox into the target area. This procedure can be carried out easily in your doctor’s office. However, the number of injections required depends on the condition of the area being treated.
Avoid touching, rubbing or massaging the target area for at least a day. This can stop botox from spreading to another area. However, you can go about your day as usual after your procedure.
Doctors will recommend you to stay upright for 4 days and avoid any exercise the same day. Soon you will start to see results.
Results of Botox Injections
You will see reduced facial wrinkles and creases for up to one or two weeks. You will start seeing differences from one to three days. Though, the injections will take full effect after a week or more.
These results can last up to 3 months and longer. However, it is possible that you may require to follow up treatments regularly to keep the effect. As muscle activity returns, the wrinkles reappear. However, they will be less prominent after each treatment because the muscles start shrinking.
Side Effects and Risks
Botox injections do not pose huge risks. However, there still can be some side effects or complications.
You may undergo some pain and swelling in the treated area alongside bruising. Other side effects include drooping eyelids, a crooked smile, drooling, dry eyes, headache, flu and tearing.
Other unwanted effects can be bladder issues, numbness, urinary disorders and spatial orientation problems.
It is very rare that the Botulinum toxin can spread around your body however if you witness symptoms like vision issues, low bladder control, muscle weakness, respiratory issues and difficulty speaking and swallowing up to a week after your treatment, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
You can’t get Botox injections if you are pregnant, are breastfeeding your child or have cow milk protein allergies. You should not get Botox if you have an infection or allergy in the target area.
Moreover, Botox does not treat all kinds of wrinkles so consult your doctor beforehand if Botox injections are the right treatment for you.
Procedural Cost and Effectiveness of Botox Injections
Botox injection cost is dependant on factors like the purpose of your treatment, the target area and the number of injections you may require.
The cost may differ if you want it for medical purposes rather than cosmetic purposes. The treatment procedure does not last beyond 30 minutes and you can see significant differences within a week. However, you may require additional follow-up treatments after four to six months to maintain your results.
At REPC Dubai we offer the Best Botox in Dubai and have qualified professionals who are experts in Botox and Fillers. They ensure to carry out your procedure safely and effectively so that there are minimum risks and no side effects. Contact our medical center to book an appointment with our expert doctors and start your treatment.
Common Queries Regarding Best Botox in Dubai
Read the questions below, to gain some clarity on Botox injections and whether they are the right fit for you.
Will My Face Look Unnatural?
Licensed and trained facial anatomy medical experts carry out your Botox injection treatment at REPC Dubai. Therefore, you do not have t worry about the results.
Botox is very subtle and will not give you an unnatural or overdone look. Hence, you will look like yourself, just with lesser wrinkles and fine lines. It is so subtle that people cannot tell that you have got the injections. Your face will not look artificial rather it will become a youthful version of yourself.
Should I Get Botox Injections or Dermal Fillers?
Both of these work differently. Consult your doctor to find the right fit according to your expectations.
Botox injections work on the muscles, keeping them relaxed. Hence, smoothing the wrinkles and lines. Fillers on the other hand replace any lost volume.
At What Age Should I Get Botox Injections?
You do not need to be a specific age to get Botox injections. You require treatment on the severity of your wrinkles and lines. Some people get Botox in their 30s. Consult your doctor and start your treatment if your lines and wrinkles bother you.
Is This Treatment Only For Women?
This is a popular misconception that every cosmetic procedure is only for women. Botox injections are not only a cosmetic procedure but also have medical uses. They can treat excessive sweating and migraines.
That said, men also get Botox injections for cosmetic purposes. In the past three years, men are getting botox treatments more frequently. Studies report, 80 percent of men want treatments for their crow’s feet and are bothered by their appearance.
Is the Treatment Painful?
You may experience mild discomfort. However, your doctor may use a topical anesthetic or vibration anesthesia to numb the target area. This mild discomfort will not proceed and will end as the procedure ends. Moreover, you will require no downtime. You just need to be a little careful for some hours so that the toxin does not spread to another body part.
Botox injections treat your facial wrinkles, lines and creases. You do not need to be a certain age to start getting Botox injections. It depends on your facial features and what you need to change.
Being confident in your skin is great but a little touch up doesn’t hurt. Botox treatment is extremely subtle but it can give you a youthful look by reducing your lines and wrinkles.
We have discussed the benefits and risks of the Best Botox in Dubai thoroughly. Weigh your options with your doctor and get started on your treatment to achieve an ever-young look.
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