In order to improve the look of both modest to severe crow’s feet lines you can use Botox injections. Botox is a prescription medicine, which is injected into your muscles and used to cover up frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
So how does it work? Botox injections are weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or blocking certain nerves. Depending on what you are treating, the effects can last three to twelve months. Sometimes there can be side effects, like pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. It is also possible that you have flu-like symptoms, headache or an upset stomach. Injections in the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids. You should not use Botox if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Botox is also known as Vistabel in the United Kingdom. Usual injection places include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin. The product is most effective on creases that haven’t quite set yet. It is also very effective on dynamic wrinkles that appear while you’re moving your face, such as when you frown. If you don’t move the muscle too much, you won’t form the wrinkle. Botox is considered to be preventive.
If you’re breastfeeding, pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, we recommend that you talk to your doctor before starting Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin.
There are possible side effects like headaches, bruising, pain at the site of injection, and, in fewer than 1% of cases, drooping eyelids or eyebrows that return to their natural position within a few months.
Botulinum toxin therapy is considered to be a safe and effective treatment when given in very small amounts by a qualified specialist. Some patients experience temporary weakness in the group of muscles being treated. For example, ptosis (drooping eyelid) can develop after treating blepharospasm.
You’re more likely to get a bruise at the site of the needle injection if you’re taking aspirin or ibuprofen. These medications thin the blood and increase bleeding which causes the bruise. You should tell our doctor, before treatment, about any supplements you’re taking, even if they’re natural, because some (such as Fish oil pills, Gingko, or Vitamin E) also thin your blood. Our doctor may ask you not to use those supplements for two weeks before your treatment.
Next to temporary smoothing of facial wrinkles and improving your appearance, Botox is also commonly used against severe underarm sweating.