Botox is a botulinum toxin-based substance injected in very small doses. This substance was discovered as early as 1800. It was first obtained during laboratory tests conducted by Edward Schantz in 1944. In 1968, the American ophthalmologist Alan Scott first applied botulinum toxin in medical practice. And in the 70-80s, he received widespread clinical use in ophthalmology for the treatment of strabismus and blepharospasm. At Confidence Cosmetic surgery in Glasgow, botox treatment is very popular. In 1989, the well-known drug BTX-A was manufactured and approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of cervical dystonia.
In April 2002, the substance was approved for use in therapy for smoothing wrinkles of the forehead and glabellar area. At the same time, the use of the drug was approved in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, Japan and other countries. Nowadays, the drug is sanctioned in Greece.
The drug acts in the field of transmission of nerve impulses to muscles and setting them in motion. Thus, during the drug action, the muscle remains motionless, and, consequently, the wrinkles formed as a result of its movement disappear.
For how long does Botox work?
Botox begins its action at 3-4 days after injection. The maximum therapeutic effect appears on the 15th day. The result lasts for 4-6 months and depends on the size of the dose administered by the doctor to various muscles.
The strength of the dose, in turn, depends on the muscle mass, the field of application, the degree of its expressiveness and the aesthetic preferences of the patient. The aesthetic result of the drug is based on the perfect knowledge of the anatomical depth of the face.
The effective range of Botox
- Horizontal wrinkles on the forehead;
- Wrinkles between eyebrows;
- Raise or lower brows;
- Lateral canthal lines;
- In the case of facial asymmetry, when Botox is introduced by analogy asymmetrically;
- In some cases, for the correction of the upper or lower lips;
- neck operations in people with good skin elasticity.
Who can do such a treatment?
Patients who have early signs of aging, as well as those who do not plan to perform an operation on the face in the near future are subject to such a treatment. Botox is very popular is plastic surgery because every woman has a desire to look perfect and young as much as possible. For example, if you decide to carry out Botox treatment you are welcome to get acquainted with the pricing of Confidence Cosmetic surgery Glasgow.
|Botox (Vistabel) – up to 3 areas||1 vial 50u||£250|
|Juvederm Hydrate (1 treatment)||1ml x 1||£250|
|Juvaderm 2 (1 syringe)||0.55ml x 1||£199|
|Juvaderm 2 (2 syringe)||0.55ml x 2||£299|
|Juvaderm 3 (1 syringe)||1ml x 1||£250|
|Juvaderm 3 (2 syringe)||1ml x 2||£399|
|Juvaderm 4 (1 syringe)||1ml x 1||£275|
|Juvaderm 4 (2 syringe)||1ml x 2||£499|
|Juvederm Voluma||1ml x 1||£320|
|Juvederm Voluma||2ml x 1||£475|
Injections are carried out in the medical office of a plastic surgeon. The duration of the procedure is 5-10 minutes. We recommend patients to avoid any activity within 2-3 hours. Botox operation result appears within about 48 hours. After 14 days, the wrinkles are completely smoothed, the skin becomes elastic, the facial contours – taut. The effect lasts approximately within 6 months. The duration depends on the individual characteristics of the organism. Before treating with Botox, it is not recommended to smoke, drink alcohol, coffee and drugs.
Contraindications to Botox
Absolute contraindications include the following medical conditions and diagnosis:
- intolerance of the drug components;
- hypersensitivity to botulinum toxin type A;
- blood disorders;
- some diseases associated with improper blood clotting: hemophilia, Willebrand disease, leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, thalassemia, a variety of hemolytic anemia. If such diseases are detected, Botox injections are prohibited;
- neuromuscular diseases. This procedure is also contraindicated in myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disease, which manifests itself in weakness).
- chronic lung disease. In chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), the administration of Botox is not recommended;
- endocrine disorders;
- somatic diseases (severe);
- significant omitting of facial soft tissues.
Relative contraindications include:
- any common disease in the acute stage. In this case, it is necessary to treat an acute disease before the procedure;
- pregnancy and lactation. This procedure cannot be done during pregnancy and breastfeeding;
- acute respiratory infections. As a rule, in case of acute respiratory infections and acute viral infections, the infection spreads to ENT organs, which can also negatively affect the consequences of the drug administration;
- acute respiratory infections;
- the area in which the drug is injected should not be infected with any purulent, inflammatory infections. If you ignore this contraindication, the infection can spread further causing serious complications;
- operative plastic surgery. Botox is not recommended for use after undergoing operative plastic surgery and some other cosmetic procedures (deep and middle chemical peels, skin polishing). After these procedures, the skin is very sensitive to various irritants and allergens, so the drug can only aggravate the situation. Botox injections are allowed at the expiration of a month after these procedures.
- menstruation. In the early days of menstruation, it is better to postpone Botox injections for several days.
It is contraindicated to take medications such as:
- antibiotics (Erythromycin, Tetracycline, Lincomycin and others);
- anticoagulants (drugs that lower blood clotting);
- potent painkillers;
- antiplatelet agents (drugs that prevent the formation of blood clots);
- nootropic drugs (Baclofen);
- Tranquilizers (Relanium).
In any case, before treating with Botox, a highly qualified cosmetologist grapples with your anamnesis. If necessary, a doctor can conduct skin tests for the presence of hypersensitivity to the drug. Only after this, he can make a final decision on the Botox.