Throughout history, people have wondered how to immortalize their youth. Stories and fairy tales have been formulated about magic potions and magical mirrors that would freeze in time a person’s youthful appearance. This fantasy has become a reality in the 21st century thanks to advances in medical science and cosmetic surgery. One great procedure for reducing or eliminating the old, worn out and angered look in a person is Botox. Botox is injected into the wrinkle-affected area of the face disabling the facial muscles ability to contract hence resulting in a worry free, pleasant and youthful looking face.
It was discovered in the 1950s that Botox could be used to treat muscle spasms; this discovery was further fitted to treat wrinkles on a person’s face. Because of its popularity and mass appeal, Botox treatments in Dubai are offered at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery- these are a quick, non-invasive and non- surgical procedure to make you look younger within just a few minutes. Celebrities such as Megan Fox and Nicole Kidman have used these treatments to achieve a smooth and relaxed face. Some people cite that getting Botox makes you seem as if you have just returned from a nice long vacation. So how exactly does Botox make the face tension and wrinkle free?
How does Botox Work?
Botox works by blocking the release of a neurotransmitter that is responsible for transmitting nerve impulses to the cell and causing it to move. Botox paralyzes this muscles ability to contract thereby smoothing out any fine lines or wrinkles on the face. Within a few days to a week, the lines from the face start disappearing however; it does not hinder your ability to form facial expressions.
What can Botox Treat?
Botox can treat various conditions some that include
- Wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines and crow’s feet in the corner of the eyes
- Muscle spasms in the face
- Frequent twitching of the eyelid
- Muscle spasms in the neck
- Correct alignment of the eyes
- Muscle spasticity
- Excessive under arm sweating
- Cluster or tension headaches in the forehead
How long do the effects of Botox last?
After the improvement in look with the disappearance of the signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines and frown lines- the results of Botox last up to 6 months- after which they can be injected again. With continued use, the effects of the injections last longer.
Are Botox Injections safe?
Botox injections are safe and FDA certified however, it is important that a qualified surgeon with ample experience perform the procedure. Some normal and temporary side effects associated with Botox are mild headache and some pain that subsides within a few hours. A test should be taken to see whether you are suitable for the procedure.