Every day, a person makes more than 15,000 facial movements, resulting in visible wrinkles around the eyes between them and on the forehead by the age of 30. They can no longer be masked with cosmetics, and it is too early for plastic surgery, so Botox continues to be a popular means of getting rid of mimic wrinkles. So when is it advisable to start using it?
Age and botox
Botox is a preparation of a weakened and purified neurotoxin from botulism. When injected into the skin, it temporarily paralyzes the muscles, which limits facial expressions and, as a result, the appearance of wrinkles. Cosmetologists have started using Botox since the early 80s - the drug of the same name is produced by the Americans, while the similar "Dysport" is a product of French manufacturers. It is recommended to use Botox to eliminate wrinkles no earlier than from the age of 30, but after 60 it must be used with great care, initially eliminating the excess of sagging skin.
There is no age limit for the use of Botox (within reason), since it is used not only in cosmetology, but also in medicine.
Botox helps not only smooth wrinkles well, but also improve health - with its help people get rid of constant headaches and excessive sweating, in addition, this drug is used in ophthalmology and proctology. Modern doctors treat infantile cerebral palsy, strabismus and many other diseases with Botox. Botulinum toxin should only be administered by a certified specialist who has already performed such a procedure several times.
Procedure and effect: how to do it and what result you can get
Botox injections are performed on an outpatient basis. With a significant amount of work, special marks are preliminarily applied to the skin, into which botox will then be injected. After its introduction into the forehead area, the patient may experience a slight headache for some time. Massaging the forehead is contraindicated.
Restrictions on Botox injections include herpes or pustular eruptions, taking aspirin and tetracycline medications, and menstruation.
The rejuvenating effect of Botox depends on the individual characteristics of the organism and lasts for nine months. In the future, the result should be maintained by repeating the injection, since muscle mobility is partially restored after four months, while full recovery occurs after five to eight months. A persistent and long-term effect of Botox is achieved after two or three administrations of the drug during the year. Muscle habituation to the effects of botulinum toxin was not recorded, which indicates that there is no need to increase the dose of the drug. The maximum rejuvenating effect from injections is provided by the combination of Botox with cosmetic programs.