Botox injections for beautification purposes is a fast, long-lasting, effective and safe technique. It has the advantage of being neither invasive nor irreversible. The product is eliminated completely, after about 6 months.
Botox is extremely well tolerated by the body and allergic reaction is rare. The treatment can be renewed to prolong its effects.
General information on Botox injections
Injected, it relaxes the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles and the features are refreshed. We can treat the contours of the eyes or crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, glabella wrinkles among others.
Procedure of a Botox injection session
The session takes place in the clinic, without anesthesia and rarely takes more than twenty minutes. After preparing the work area, the nurse or doctor makes very precise injections to reshape it. The botulinum toxin is very fluid and can therefore be applied with ultrafine needles. The sting is almost painless.
The product begins to act immediately after the intervention but the optimal result will be reached after about ten days. The product needs a few hours to fix, then a few more days are needed to fully release the muscles of the face.
At this stage, it is customary to hold a follow-up consultation. If the result is not satisfactory, the practitioner can possibly proceed with additional injections.
Botox injection treatment, side effects and contraindications
The most common side effects are related to local injections. Small redness, sometimes slight bruises may appear at the sting points. Some migraine-prone patients may experience headaches.
Ptosis is an exceptional complication that is manifested by a fall of the upper eyelid on the eye, causing it to partially close. Ptosis is transient and disappears in 3 to 4 weeks. To avoid this inconvenience, the patient is asked to remain calm in the hours following the intervention, not to exercise or wear a hat or headband in the hours following the injections.
During the days preceding the consultation, it is recommended to avoid taking anticoagulants, anti-inflammatories or certain antibiotics, as well as natural products such as Omega 3, etc. Botulinum toxin injections are contraindicated for people with certain autoimmune or acute inflammatory diseases, or with progressive allergic conditions.
Botox injections are also not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Finally, top athletes should be informed that injections can cause a minimal loss of muscle tone.
This medication allows us to treat primary axillary hyperhidrosis in patients 18 years of age or older. Therapeutic Botox is a drug approved by Health Canada.
Procedure for a therapeutic Botox injection session
Using a very fine needle, approximately 50 U of BOTOX is administered intradermally and distributed evenly at several injection sites (10-15) approximately 1-2 cm apart on the armpit.
The problematic or hyperhidrotic area can be defined using conventional staining techniques, such as the iodized starch Minor test, a simple and painless technique.
A follow-up session will be held two weeks later to assess the results.