First, it is very important to remember that if you have sensitive skin and bruises naturally easily, it is possible that the bruises will be injected with Botox. In order to help reduce swelling and bruising, you can try applying the cold compass or ice bag after making Botox injections and keeping it in the area as much as possible. This will usually help reduce blood flow to the area and help reduce bruising. If you have to go to work and the bruises are very obvious, it may be advisable to invest in some pancakes.
Botox treatments help to reduce facial signs of aging. The popularity of Botox injections comes from their lower nature and the very short downtime that the patient needs to rely on.
Botox is a purified protein molecule, injected into a specific muscle or area for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes. As many of you already know, Botox is made from the same bacteria that cause food poisoning. However, in this safe form, venom has been used in medical treatments. Since toxins have a paralysis effect on the injected area, they can be used to prevent muscle cramps caused by nerve impulses. Botox acts by intercepting messages sent by the brain to muscles across nerves, stopping muscles from interacting, thus allowing the skin to remain smooth and wrinkle-free.
It is usually used in the upper area of the face, generally around the eyes and between the eyebrows to reduce frown lines. Botox injections are especially effective when injected in the area where the crow’s feet develop. Essentially, Botox inhibits involuntary facial contractions caused by frequent facial expressions. Since many of us do not notice even when we ignore (due to unpleasant lighting, or looking at the computer screen for example), we can develop deep lines of the face without even noticing it.
However, with the help of Botox treatments, the frown lines can disappear magically for a few months at a time and horizontal lines can be removed across the front after Botox injections.
Treatment does not always produce immediate results, and it can take up to a week or even before the desired results become noticeable. Patients with strong facial muscles may need additional treatment after a week if the first treatment is not good enough. The greater the number of Botox injections, the more effective it is.
Botox injections have been used safely for more than twenty years in many medical applications and while there are some cases where people have unwanted side effects, they are relatively rare. To avoid these complications, it is recommended to consult a licensed doctor when considering this type of treatment.
If you are going to undergo Botox injections at some point in the future, there are always some things you can do and be familiar with to get the best possible results. As with any procedure prepared for all possible outcomes, this is one of the best ways to prepare for yourself, but it is always something to be emphasized as people tend to forget small things, especially if they have had many Botox injections in the past.