Factors that Impact Botox Results

Posted on June 12th, 2016

botox resultsMany women are delighted with the result of Botox injections on their wrinkles. The best part is that it works almost immediately, although in some cases the full effects are not seen for a few days. However, not everyone is satisfied with the results and this can be due to any of a number of factors.

For instance, not all wrinkles will respond to Botox. There are two kinds of wrinkles; dynamic and static. Those that only show up due to muscle movement such as frowning or smiling are called dynamic wrinkles and are exactly what you need for success with Botox. Static wrinkles are there all the time.

Static wrinkles

If you have static wrinkles that are still there even while your facial muscles are not moving you will need dermal fillers or some other form of treatment because Botox injections will not work with them. Why? It is all because of the way Botox works. What it does is freeze the nerve that receives orders from the brain for the muscle to move. This means the muscle does not get the signal, so it cannot and does not move. It is, in effect, frozen in place, so no wrinkles can form.

But if the wrinkle is there without muscle movement, no amount of freezing will make your face look wrinkle free. That is why another treatment will be more suitable. Dermal fillers, for instance, work to plump out the wrinkled area and don’t depend on stopping muscle movement. Hence, the wrinkled are filled out from within and disappear from sight. This is a bit like filling a hole or crack in the wall before sanding it smooth – only no sanding is required on your skin.

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How Not to Botch Your Botox

Posted on September 8th, 2014

Your BotoxMany people have Botox injections as a way to remove their facial wrinkles and look younger. Without those frown lines – or laugh lines – your face will look much smoother, contributing to a youthful look that can make you feel much more confident in your ability to get on in life. Mature people can take years off their looks and be sure to keep their jobs when they have a face free of wrinkles.

However, some Botox treatment has been botched, with the patients suffering things like bruising, an uneven looking face, misaligned eyebrows and even a frozen face that cannot demonstrate any kind of emotion, n either happiness or annoyance.  How does this happen?

It is mainly because they have had the treatment done by someone who is not trained to know where each facial muscle is and what it does. Such a person is likely to inject the Botox into the wrong muscle, or the wrong position on the muscle. They may inject too much Botox or not enough. They may try to save on the cost by using Botox that has gone past its use by date. Worse still, the solution used to mix it or the needles they use may not be sterile and cause infection.

While Botox injections are a very minor form of cosmetic treatment, they are still invasive because they puncture the skin. This tiny puncture can allow bacteria to invade unless the correct hygienic procedures are followed.  What are they?

  • The skin should be swabbed with a sterile solution that will kill bacteria
  • The needles should be sterilised properly

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