1. What is Botox?
It may sounds much worse than it is, but Botox comes from a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. A natural forming bacterium is the Botulinum toxin, which is used in small doses to make things like forehead wrinkles disappear. Botox (when handled by a trained professional) can alleviate a number of cosmetic and medical issues, from wrinkles to decreasing excessive sweating and reducing a ‘gummy’ smile.
2. How Do Botox Injections Work?
For a muscle to move, a nerve has to release a signal called a neurotransmitter that signals the muscle. Botox depletes that neurotransmitter thereby inhibiting the muscle from moving . By blocking local nerve impulses to specific muscles within your face, although temporarily, Botox prevents you from having full control of your facial expressions, and therefore reduces the wrinkles that come with it.
3. Why Does Botox Appear to ‘Fill In’ Lines When it’s Not Actually a Filler?
The muscles around your eyes, forehead and between the eyebrows form a wrinkle when they move. If the muscle is longer able to move the same way, the wrinkle softens and is not as visible.
4. How Much Botox Do I need ?
It varies on the individual .The depth of the lines are not the issue. The strength of the muscle determines how much Botox you may need.
5. How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
Botox takes around 24 to 48 hours to start to work and results begin to appear within three to seven days. However, the full effects of Botox may not show until 10 to 14 days later.
6. How Long Will Botox Last?
Three months if the proper amount is used. It wears off sooner if the dose is too low, however typically results can last up to six months. The results of Botox greatly depend on your body’s ability to metabolize the neurotoxin, so it will vary with each individual.
7.How Long Will The Frozen Look Of Botox Last?
If Botox is done correctly you can still make expressions and not be frozen. That is why it’s essential to see an experienced aesthetics practitioner with a medical background. There are a lot of beauticians/salons, that have no medical experience and have simply completed a basic aesthetics course. Your looks , appearance and most important your health could be at risk if administered incorrectly.
If too much is used or it’s put even a millimetre in the wrong direction it can change your expressions. That lasts usually 3-6 months, So, even though certain nerves are paralysed when Botox is injected, you will still smile, frown, and have expressions, that still look natural
8. Can Using Botox On Your Forehead Cause Your Brows to Sag?
Botox isn’t a one size fits all solution, which means if it’s placed in the wrong area, it could risk negatively affecting other areas of your face. Botox is not only an injection but also requires a skill that comes with experience to administer it. That is why you should only see a stablished experienced aesthetics practitioner who has done thousands of these procedures. Everyone has a different eyebrow height and shape. Different arch and different lift of their eyebrows when they move their forehead. If Botox is not done correctly the forehead muscles can relax too much, and the height of the brow can fall.” This means your brows will have a heavy look which could make you look tired, as many people naturally (and subconsciously) lift their brows.
9. The Amazing Unexpected Benefit of Botox:
Not only does Botox smooth out wrinkles, it can even have a tightening effect on pores: people tend to look fresher, more rested and their skin looks so much better, as a side note, softening the lines also decreases the pore size and makes makeup sit 100x better on the skin.
10. Are There Any Side Effects of Botox?
After the procedure, you may experience minor inflammation and redness of the treatment area or slight bruising, but this shouldn’t last long and should subside within a few days.