An Inside Look at Skin Botox Treatments

You may have heard or seen about Botox injections in advertisements, blogs, magazines or even your circle of friends. In today’s day and age, it is not as shocking as it used to be. But there still a lot of misconceptions about Botox treatment and how it is used. People think that you will lose all facial expression when you get a Botox treatment, that’s actually not the case. In fact, you will still look like you but refreshed. Let’s take an in-depth look at Botox treatment. 

So what is a Botox treatment?

Botox is a powerful remedy for a range of medical conditions, as well as being used cosmetically to remove wrinkles and reduce fine lines on the face. Botox is a neurotoxin taken from an organism that is found in the environment, where it is largely non-toxic and inactive.

Botox is administered via an injection and works by weakening or paralyzing the underlying muscles.

While mainly used for cosmetic application, Botox provides great results for some medical conditions, including:

  • Chronic migraine
  • Excessive sweating
  • Overactive bladder
  • Involuntary muscle spasms
  • Uncontrollable blinking (blepharospasm)
  • Crossed eyes (strabismus)

Today we will only focus on Botox treatments for fine lines and wrinkles around the face. 

Getting Started

First and foremost, you don’t want to look like a frozen, shiny, stiff face. That’s horrific. Avoid that by going to a practitioner who knows what they’re doing. Prioritize experience, skill, and credentials over cost. There’s a lot of clinics out here in Phuket offering Botox treatment at a very low price. But remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Here at Lyfe Medical Wellness, we have a team of highly trained and experienced healthcare professionals so you are in good hands. 

Ideal Age for Botox treatment

The FDA approved Botox Cosmetic is for people aged 18 to 65. But there’s no recommended age really. If you’re 21 who has visible lines and wants to get rid of those lines then you can get the treatment. Botox treatment can be a preventative measure for some younger clients as it preserves the skin and stops lines developing. 

Dosage

The dosage will vary from person to person. The average dose is between 10-25 units. The aim is to look as natural as possible. 

Will it hurt?

Yes, but just a little bit. The needles used for injections are very small so it’s not that painful. You can also request for a topical numbing cream if you’re really scared of needles. 

How long will it last?

For most people, it can last up to three to six months but there are several factors that may shorten or lengthen the effect such as your diet, how you take care of your skin, if you smoke, if you are constantly under the sun, etc. Your physician will determine whether you need a redo. 

Recovery

You can get a little red and blotchy post treatment but that’s to be expected. Bruising is also to be expected depending on how sensitive your skin is. It takes 3-5 days to see the result so do expect wrinkle-free skin immediately and it takes up two weeks for maximum result. 

Post-treatment care

The only thing that you need to take note of is to avoid any strenuous physical activity that will get your body’s temperature to rise following the treatment. And wash your face gently, no scrubbing and rubbing. 

Side effects

Botox injections are relatively safe when performed by an experienced doctor. Potential Botox side effects include:

  • Inflammation, swelling, redness, bleeding and bruising. 
  • Allergic reaction – itching, rash, red welts. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any breathing issues or a faint or dizzy feeling.
  • Headache

Bottom line: If you are considering getting the Botox treatment, it is very important to find a qualified, experienced practitioner. Look up what other people say about the clinic and their experiences. Do your research, after all, it’s your face and you don’t want to mess it up. 

If you are considering Botox treatment and fillers in Phuket, get in touch with us today!

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