Usage of Botulinum toxin based drugs for beauty purposes is a unique phenomenon in cosmetology, when the harm of poison was put into an incredible benefit for patients of hospitals and beauty salons. The ability of botulinum toxin to block muscles saves thousands of patients annually in hospitals from spasms, strabismus and other things. At the same time, it gives millions of clients of cosmeticians relief from mimic wrinkles. Today we will talk about Botox as the most famous representative of Botulinum toxins category and how often a consumer can conduct its injections.
Botox – super weapon against facial wrinkles
Usually under the word “Botox” people consider all the group of injectables made on the basis of highly purified botulinum toxin type A, instead of focusing on a particular cognominal brand. The danger of this toxin can occur only from its large amount and absence of medical care in such an accident.
However, in that well-adjusted and negligible dosage (in which it is used in medicine and cosmetology), botulinum toxin can provide a spectacular therapeutic and rejuvenating effect due to temporary paralysis of a certain muscle group. Getting into the tissue, botulinum toxin blocks the transmission of nerve impulses and leads to complete relaxation of the muscles of a certain part of the face, which helps relieve spasms and smooth out even the deepest wrinkles. Botox injections are especially relevant regarding dynamic wrinkles, formed by active facial expressions: when a person frowns, reduces eyebrows, wrinkles the nose, laughs, and so on.
Once in the tissue, the substance does not act immediately, but after a few days. By the way, it is necessary for the muscles of the face to relax completely. The visible effect of the South Korean Botulux appears in 14 days, the French drug Dysport effect is one week earlier, however the duration of the result is less. In turn, the American Botox from Allergan concern begins to act even later, but it has a more prolonged effect.
Where and how often Botox can be injected?
Injections of Botox and its analogues suppose to be carried out exclusively in a specialized clinic or beauty salon under the guidance of an experienced cosmetologist.
Botulinum therapy will help to deal with:
- Horizontal lines and vertical wrinkles on the forehead
- So-called “crow’s feet” at the corners of the eyes
- Wrinkles on the nose
- Facial folds around the mouth
- Longitudinal wrinkles on the neck.
The duration of effect of the Botox is from 3 to 12 months, after which the toxin breaks up into separate fractions and is eliminated naturally. Thus, the answer to the question of how often Botox can be injected will be equivocal.
It is recommended to conduct injections every six months, taking into account the characteristics of a particular organism, the rate of metabolic processes in tissues and the state of the skin.
Actually, you can do botulinum therapy earlier in such cases:
- Accelerated metabolism, so the substance is removed from the tissue faster than usual
- Intense sports or mimic loads, after which botulinum toxin is stored in tissues for up to 2 months
- Disposing to an active daily facial expression profession (actors, TV presenters), that also accelerates metabolic processes
- Hereditary tendency to premature aging.
With the regular botulinum therapy, a person becomes accustomed to using mimicry with more restraint, thus, wrinkles appear in smaller numbers and not so quickly. Accordingly, the need for frequent “sticking” disappears. Muscles like “accustomed” to more relaxed facial expressions.
Of course, the final decision on how often you can use Botox must be taken by the doctor, based primarily on the indications and characteristics of the organism, and then on the wishes and goals of the patient.