Treatments For Age Spots, Brown Spots
Botox is manufactured from the toxin produced by Clostidium botulinum, a bacterium. Botox can paralyze the muscles so that the muscles fail to contract. The contraction of muscles normally leads to wrinkles, and by injecting the Botox injection, you can remove wrinkles temporarily. FDA approved only Botox treatment for the treatment of wrinkles. Botox is the most recommended anti-aging treatment as it is non-surgical and easy to perform. Permanent results cannot be achieved by the Botox treatment and the outcome of the treatment only lasts for 3 to 6 months.
Botox can be used to weaken the muscles of forehead, glabellar areas and around the eyes which result in the elimination of crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead creases. The treatment can also be used for lifting the eye brows. Botox will not work on the wrinkles formed by gravity and sun damage. This treatment is best suited for young looking face as it is safe and effective. Side effects for this treatment are very rare, and for this reason the popularity of this treatment is rising. Even though the bacteria that produce Botox is considered as life threatening as it causes botulism, Botox treatment is very safe and effective.
Botox treatment can be used to prevent headaches caused by chronic migraine in people who are 18 years and more. It can be used to treat the muscle stiffness in finger, wrist and elbow muscles caused by upper limb spasticity in people who are 18 years and more. Botox can treat neck pain and abnormal position of the head caused by cervical dystonia in individuals of 16 years and more. Blepharospasm and strabismus in individuals of 12 years and more can be treated using Botox. Severe underarm sweating also can be treated with this method of treatment.
Before beginning the treatment, Los Angeles Dermatologist Dr. Dan Behroozan may apply ice on the marked areas. Applying ice on the areas can cause the blood vessels of the skin to contract. The contraction of the blood vessels will result in the decrease of pain and bruising caused by several Botox injections. With the help of a fine needle, Botox injection will be taken on the specified muscles of the area that has to be treated. The patients might feel a minor discomfort due the injection, but most of the patients reported that the treatment is a painless procedure. To complete the procedure, it will take around 10 minutes to 30 minutes which depends on the areas to be treated.
To enjoy the full effects of the injections, you have to wait for 5 to 7 days. The outcome of the treatment will vary from individual to individual depending up on the muscles strength and severity of the wrinkles caused. The results of the treatment will last for 3 to 6 months, but after that the treated area will return to its original state gradually. So, you have to repeat the treatment every 3 to 4 months. Recovery period is not required in Botox treatment as you can perform normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Botox injections will cause only very few side effects. Red patches or small bruises may occur after the procedure, but it will gradually fade after few days. If you have received injection on the forehead, then you may suffer from nausea and mild headaches. Surrounding the injected area, there will be swelling, and if you are suffering from swelling for some hours, then you can massage the area so that it will disappear quickly. Botox procedure does not report any allergic reaction. But a breast feeding or pregnant lady or a person with neurological disorder should not undergo Botox injection.
Individual with bleeding risk after having an injection, especially due to blood clotting disorders like hemophilia or if you taking anti-coagulants. Botox should not be injected in people having weakness. People who are suffering from dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) or aspiration (liquid enter into the lungs accidentally) also should not undergo Botox procedure. If you have chronic breathing problem, then you should not opt for a Botox procedure. People with neurological conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or motor neuropathy of nerves should not opt for Botox procedure because such conditions cause progressive degeneration of the muscles. Some of the other conditions that adversely affect the procedure are epilepsy, cardiovascular diseases, chronic muscle diseases and closed angle glaucoma.
Botox can be used along with other dermal treatments also. It is not advisable to take Botox injections in case of any infection, especially in the injection site. People who tend to have allergic reaction also cannot undergo Botox treatment. In order to understand whether you are allergic or not, you have to perform a separate test. If you under any kind of medicines or antibiotics, you may experience some serious complications by having Botox injections. Some of the antibiotics that will react with the injection are Tobramycin, Lincomycin, Clindamycina and Gentamycin. Since the effect of the Botox injections last only for about 6 months, the side effects associated with Botox injections will reduce automatically after six months.
The individual who would like to take Botox treatment should not use alcohol one week before the treatment. The patient must not take anti-inflammatory medicine or aspirin at least two weeks prior to the Botox treatment. You should not lie down for about 4 hours after the completion of the treatment. Never massage the treated area or muscles as it may spread the Botox to the muscles surrounding the eyes. After the procedure, you should exercise the treated muscles every fifteen minutes for about one hour after completing the treatment so that the Botox will get attached to the active muscles.
Botox can be purchased only using a doctor’s prescription. The Botox should be injected only by a qualified doctor. Botox injection should be taken under medical supervision as it is considered as a medical procedure. You can find an experienced and expert doctor for the procedure from the members of ASDS. Go to their website and search for the doctor available in your state by entering the postal code in the search field. For more information, schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Dan Behroozan in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills or West Hollywood.