FAQ'S - BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatments
At what age can BOTOX® Cosmetic injections be started?
There is no age bar for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. Fine lines, wrinkles, and expression lines develop even before some people turn thirty due to sun exposure and excessive squinting or expressing. Other than for wrinkles BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment has been used by neurologists for younger cerebral palsy patients and for younger people with squints.
Does BOTOX® Cosmetic work on all kinds of wrinkles on face?
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment only works on fine wrinkles caused by expressions that are due to muscle contraction like forehead frown lines, crow’s feet, and bunny lines on the nose. When the same wrinkles are longstanding and have left permanent marks on skin or if there is additional loose folds of skin, the result of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are partial. BOTOX® Cosmetic does not work on some other wrinkles like wrinkles on cheeks, chin, around the mouth, under the lower eyelid. It also does not work on deep folds like nasolabial folds.
How long does the effect of BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
Usually 3 to 5 months. Duration depends on patient variation, injection technique and the number of units injected.
Can BOTOX® Cosmetic injections be repeated any number of times?
Present research evidence based on years of BOTOX® Cosmetic usage throughout the world indicates that BOTOX® Cosmetic can be injected safely repeatedly.
Will my face look different or mask like after BOTOX® Cosmetic?
You will look relaxed and your skin will look more youthful.
If I get BOTOX® Cosmetic injections done, will I not need a surgical facelift?
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments and surgical facelift address two entirely different sets of problems. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment works on selected superficial expression lines. Surgical facelift on the other hand treats excessive sagging skin and muscles. Expression lines form earlier than sagging of face. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is started earlier and with advancing age facelift is done. BOTOX® Cosmetic is frequently continued even after facelift.
Will a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment remove my expression lines completely?
Early expression lines disappear without a trace. In late cases, creases are permanently etched into the skin. In such a situation, they can be softened by BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, and simultaneously or later a temporary filler can be injected to completely erase the wrinkles.
Are there different types of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments available in the market?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the brand name of a USFDA-approved company. Other brands of Botulinum Toxin are available – some made in China.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment used for other purposes also?
Even before the usage of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment started for facial wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic was being used for correction of squints and tight muscles in cerebral palsy. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is also used for treating migraine headaches, excessive sweating of palms, soles, and axilla, and for softening the angles of the jaw.