Botox Treatment – Procedure, Benefits, Side Effects And Price

Botox treatment

Botox injections are injections or shots that involve a toxin, called Botulinum toxin, to stop a muscle from moving for a certain period. This advanced aesthetic treatment is used to treat skin aging as it smoothens facial creases, wrinkles, and fine lines but these also help in sweating, neck spasms, and overactive bladder.

This anti-aging treatment uses a purified form of toxin that is used by licensed healthcare providers that meet medical control standards approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

What is botox treatment?

Botox is a minimallyinvasive skin treatment wherein injections containing botulinum toxin are inserted to weaken the nerves and muscle movement. Apart from targeting premature skin aging, it eases various other health conditions like,

  • Neck spasms

Scientifically, it is called cervical dystonia. Neck muscles contract in an uncontrolled manner causing the head to twist uncomfortably.

  • Lazy eye

Also known as misaligned eyes or crossed eyes, it is caused by an imbalance in the muscles that are used in eye movement.

  • Hyperactive bladder

The botox injections may result in reducing urinary incontinence which is caused by a supremely active bladder.

  • Hyperhidrosis

It is a condition when people sweat a lot even when they’re not working out.

  • Migraine

May help in reducing the frequency of getting severe headaches. Treatment may be repeated every three months to reap the maximum benefits out of it.

Procedure of botox treatment

Botox treatment is not a time-consuming process but just takes a few minutes without even providing anesthesia.

  • A small needle is used to inject Botox into the targeted muscles. This would block those chemical signals that lead muscles to contract.
  • The facial muscles are relaxed, hence, delaying the formation of horizontal forehead lines and vertical frown lines.
  • This outcome is temporary but lasts for months, several areas can always be treated in a single session though.
  • It takes one week or two to leave the full impact. A few precautions to take for getting and retaining the best results.

Preparation And Aftercare

There are a few things that need to be done before you go for Botox:

  • The type of botox is to be decided as per your needs and body conditions. A meet and talk with your health care provider would help you out.
  • Inform your service provider if you have had any botox injections in the past 3-4 months.
  • Inform your healthcare provider if you’re consuming any blood thinners. Stop using them a few days before the day of your injection to reduce any risk of bruising or bleeding.
  • It doesn’t hurt generally but your skin can be numbed if you’re being treated for heavy sweating.

Aftercare instructions-

There are a few things that you are supposed to avoid to prevent the toxins from spreading to such areas where it is not required:

    • Avoid rubbing or massaging on the treated area for around 24 hours.
    • Don’t lie down for a couple of hours after getting the botox injections.
    • Generally, it doesn’t have any recovery time but you can get back to your routine post-treatment when it is asked by your service provider.
    • Do a gentle exercise on your face and just relax for the whole day.
    • Don’t take alcohol and stay makeup free and out of the Sun for at least 24 hours.
    • Don’t take any other skin treatment for the next 24 hours.

Benefits of botox treatment

Apart from the aforementioned benefits, botox injections render these benefits.

  • Removes visible signs of aging

This anti-aging treatment is highly effective in removing wrinkles, fine lines, horizontal forehead lines, vertical frown lines, glabellar lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, smile lines, mentolabial folds, cobblestone chin, and lines on/around the forehead, nose, eyes, mouth, chin, jawline, and neck.

  • Minimally-invasive skin treatment

Botox injection is minimally-invasive and hence, it has become one of the widely chosen options to regain and maintain youth, that too, in a quick and budget-friendly manner.

  • Renders natural-looking results

If done by a qualified dermatologist who has expertise in treating skin aging, this procedure gives natural-looking results. You just have to follow his instructions and you are good to go.

  • Long-lasting results

Though botox results last for a few months, it can benefit you for a long period if long-term botox treatment is undertaken. Those who go for botox treatment are observed to age slower than those who don’t.

  • Customized treatment

The best part about this treatment is that it can be customized as per one’s requirements and budget. In one-on-one consultation with your healthcare provider, you can discuss with him the areas you want to treat.

Botox Treatment Price in India

The price of the treatment depends on a variety of factors like the area to be treated (whether it’s an eyebrow lift, nefertiti lift, smile lines, mentolabial folds, crow’s feet, forehead, or anywhere else), the location of the clinic, products used, amount of botox required, the experience of the dermatologist, and many more.

In India, the average price of treatment per session is INR 20k-25k. Here in Sakhiya, we charge just INR 350 per unit and the required units are somewhere between 60 and 64. This brings the average price range to INR 20k-22k.

Before and After: Botox Treatment

The injections of botulinum toxin are highly effective in delaying the process of premature skin aging. You can have a look at the ‘before and after’ photographs of our patients.

Before And After Of Botox Treatment

Are there any side effects of Botox treatment?

Botox injections are normally safe if performed by a skilled and qualified dermatologist. If not done properly, it may result in certain side effects, such as

  • Mild headache or some flu-like symptoms,
  • bruising, redness, swelling, infection, or little pain in the injected area,
  • crooked eyebrows or temporary droopy eyelids,
  • dry or watery eyes,
  • crooked smile,
  • redness or irritation in eyes, or
  • neck pain or disturbed stomach.

If you follow all the instructions, the medicine doesn’t generally spread to any other parts of the body. If it does, it may show these symptoms in that area a few hours/weeks post-treatment.

  • Weakness in that area muscles,
  • problems in vision, breathing, swallowing, or talking,
  • any allergic reaction, or
  • loss of bladder control.

Botulinum toxin is a boon for those who want to delay their skin aging without burning their pockets. We, at Sakhiya Skin Clinic, provide individual attention and customized treatment to every patient. The doctors do their facial assessment, decide the target muscles to be injected, and treat.

We are currently serving Pune, Mumbai (Andheri), Raipur, Nandurbar, Delhi, Rajkot, Ankleshwar, Anand, Vadodara, Navsari, Bharuch, Vapi, Valsad, Bardoli, Surat (Vesu, Nana Varachha, Lal Darwaza, Dabholi, Citylight, Bhatar, and Adajan, Mota Varachha), and Ahmedabad (South Bopal, Thaltej, Satellite, Nikol, and Chandkheda). If you too want to avoid premature skin aging, book an appointment with us at your nearest location right now.

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