Wrinkles are a natural part of aging. As you grow older, your skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. As a result, wrinkles, lines and creases form in your skin. BOTOX is a highly purified protein and it is a non-surgical, doctor administered injection treatment to temporarily reduce moderate to severe expression lines on face. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. BOTOX relaxes the tiny facial muscles that cause expression lines, leaving the overlying skin smooth and unwrinkled. Thus the lines gradually smooth out from disuse, and new creases are prevented from forming.
BOTOX is used widely for the elimination of ‘Frown Lines’ between the eyebrows, ‘Worry Lines’ or horizontal forehead wrinkles and ‘Crows feet or Smile Lines’ around the eyes. It is also being used to lift the eyebrow (Chemical Brow lift) and open up the eye for a more youthful appearance (Awake Look). Good results are also seen in ‘Gummy Smile’ (excessive show of upper gums during smiling), perioral lines ("smoker’s lips"), and reducing neckbands and chin dimpling or creasing. Another area where BOTOX has given excellent results is in Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) especially in underarms, palms and soles of feet. Botox reduces sweating in that area for 6-8 months after the treatment.
During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX Cosmetic are administered by tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement in the wrinkles. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for 4 -5 months or more. If you discontinue treatment, the wrinkle lines gradually will look like they did before treatment.
Your Plastic surgeon can help you decide if BOTOX treatment is needed for you. They have practices that focus on facial aesthetics, as well as detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and experience injecting BOTOX. Injection at wrong place by an untrained person can produce undesired effects. In the amounts used for wrinkle therapy, the most common side effects are temporary and localized to the area of injection. These include soreness or mild bruising, mild headache, and very rarely, developing a heavy eyelid lasting 1-4 weeks, which your doctor may be able to treat with eye, drops. BOTOX should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site. It is also not given in pregnant or lactating women.
Dr. K.M. Kapoor is a leading doctor for Medical Aesthetic treatments especially Botox, in India. He has been quoted extensively in leading national newspapers and magazines on the topic of Botox treatments.
Some of the links of News featuring Botox and Dr K M Kapoor are given below
Hindustan Times: Dated 13.07.2012 : Here comes the Botox Bride
Business Standard: Dated 18.07.2012 : Medical Aesthetics Brand BOTOX Turns 10
Times of India: Dated 21.06.2012 : Pretty Pricey Plastic Demands
Zee News: Dated 29.04.2012 : 10 years on, BOTOX is more popular, more acceptable
India Today: Dated 2012 : Lips to nose, cosmetic packages boom for Valentines Day
The Pioneer: Dated 28.04.2012 : A Decade of Aesthetics
India Today: Dated 2012 : Ideal Gift for Any Woman
Tehlka: dated 19.03.2011 : Cover story
Punjab Newsline: Dated 28.12.2010 : Cosmetic Surgery trends in India in 2011
Indian Express: Dt. 06.08.2009 : For that younger wrinkle free look, men go Botox