Botulinum toxin is a natural, purified protein extracted using advanced technology from bacteria secretions. It is a neurotoxin that blocks nerve transmission, reducing muscle activity and inhibiting the release of acetylcholine signals from skin nerve endings. This relaxes wrinkles caused by muscle movements and treats overactive muscles.
BOTOX is widely used for addressing
After the BOTOX starts to take effect, the nerve endings will instantly undergo automatic repair. Generally, the effects of one treatment can last an average of three to six months.
After the effectiveness of the BOTOX has gradually diminished, the next treatment can be carried out. Long-term repeated injections will not cause adverse effects, but it is important to note that there should be at least three months left between two injections.
It is suitable for addressing dynamic wrinkles, which include: forehead wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet, and neck lines. It is also commonly used to improve hyperhidrosis or jaw pain caused by teeth grinding.
Due to its high level of safety and minimal side effects, there are not many contraindications for BOTOX treatments.
Individuals who should avoid the treatment include: pregnant or breastfeeding women, those with neuromuscular junction disorders such as myasthenia gravis, and those with motor neuron degenerative diseases.
- The injection is not recommended for individuals who are allergic to the ingredients of BOTOX, those with myasthenia gravis, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
- For those with sensitive or inflamed skin in the treatment target area, please wait until the healing process is complete before receiving the injection.
- Those who are currently taking ginseng, fish oil, ginkgo biloba, painkillers, aspirin, vitamin E, or any other foodstuff or medication that promotes blood circulation or reduces the body’s blood clotting function may have a slightly higher chance of bruising, but can still receive the injection.
- After the injection, you may experience a mild feeling of discomfort, which will normally disappear quickly.
- If bruising occurs, apply an ice pack for the first 48 hours, followed by a warm compress. Bruising usually fades gradually over the course of about a week.
- For the first week, try to avoid high temperatures, such as sun exposure and saunas, and avoid massaging the treatment area.
- Return for a follow-up visit one to two weeks after the treatment. For slimming the face, lifting the lower face, and treating “carrot” legs, return after one month.