Botox Anti Wrinkle Treatment
What is BOTOX treatment?
Botulinum toxin is an exotoxin derived from the bacteria clostridium botulinum. It has a special effect of relaxing the peripheral muscles by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine which is a neurotransmitter and transmits the impulses for the muscles to contract. Although it was originally utilized for the treatment of strabismus, today it is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments performed worldwide. It relaxes the dynamic wrinkles that are found with the aging process. Injections of botulinum toxin directly into the muscles relax the unaesthetic wrinkles appearing as forehead lines, frown lines, crows feet, bunny lines, cobblestone appearance of chin, gummy smile and hypertrophied masseter. It is also utilized for various therapeutic conditions like trigeminal neuralgia, migraine, Frey’s syndrome, strabismus, blepharospasm, etc.
What are the various Botulinum toxin treatments in the head and neck area?
Botulinum toxin injections today is a very commonly asked and performed facial aesthetic treatment worldwide. Numerous facial aesthetic concerns are presently addressed with these injections. Indications for botulinum toxin injections include temporary relaxation of dynamic wrinkles like forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, dimpling of chin muscle, platysma bands, etc. They also help in reducing the appearance of a gummy smile, reducing the hypertrophied masseter muscle, uplifting the nose tip, eyebrow lift, etc. There are also some therapeutic uses like in the treatment of migraine headaches, bruxism, MPDS, hyperhidrosis, trigeminal neuralgia, Frey’s syndrome, etc.
How is BOTOX treatment done?
Botulinum toxin is usually available as a freeze-dried powder in vacuum-sealed vials. Each vial contains 50 or 100 units of the toxin. They are usually stored at 2 degrees and are delivered in a cold chain to maintain the potency of the toxin. When it is to be used, the freeze-dried powder is reconstituted with normal saline and the required amount of units are withdrawn from the vial and injected in the area of requirement. Usually, it takes about 3 days for the results to be visible as that’s the time required for the toxin to disrupt the synaptosomal process.
What to expect and how to go ahead with the treatment with Dr. Arun once you have decided?
Dr. Arun Panda is a fellowship-trained Facial Cosmetic Surgeon. He is well experienced in various Facial plastic surgeries, Non-surgical Facial aesthetic procedures, and Hair Transplant surgery. His practice is totally dedicated to what he mentions as “creating beautiful faces”! Nonsurgical facial aesthetic procedures require an aesthetic approach and a multitude of equipment to deliver satisfactory results. His practice is equipped with every possible device and lasers to deliver the best possible aesthetics. His international training helps him to have a global and realistic approach to all facial aesthetic concerns.
Botulinum toxin treatment for aesthetic concerns provides excellent outcomes. Patients can expect absolutely smooth skin in the areas of wrinkles and also a refreshed look. Dr. Arun will discuss with the patient in detail the exact concerns and expectations to ensure the best possible result. He will also make the treatment recommendations to align with the patient’s expectations and what is achievable. He will fully explain the injection procedure, its outcome, and the pros and cons before initializing the treatment.
Statistics (scale of 1 to 10):
Pain factor: 2
Patient satisfaction: 10