Botox is a brand name for Clostridium Botulinum which in large amounts causes some form of muscle paralysis known as botulism. When it is weakened and given in small controlled amounts which are injected into specific muscles directly, it causes controlled relaxation of the muscles.
Botox treatment in Dubai blocks signals from the nerves to the muscle. The muscle which is injected into cannot be contracted as forcefully as it did before, and this causes fine lines and wrinkles to relax and soften.
The Need for Botox treatment
Botox has been used for several years in the treatment of various issues such as;
- Frown lines on the forehead
- Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
- Axillary hyperhidrosis (increased sweating)
- Blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking)
- Strabismus (lazy eye)
- Facial wrinkles
Individuals who want to slow down the signs of aging, and to maintain their youthful look, opt for Botox treatment in Abu Dhabi.
It is, however, important to note that Botox is not a facial filler and it works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that are creating those wrinkles. Wrinkles caused by gravity or sun damage do not respond to Botox treatment for face.
How to Choose the Right Botox Treatment Surgeon In Dubai
Having a successful Botox treatment surgery depends on choosing the right surgeon who is an expert in facial contouring procedures. A good plastic surgeon should not only be experienced but should be board-certified as well. Other characteristics of a good plastic surgeon include:
- He should be able to show you photos of previous procedures.
- He should have good reviews from previous patients.
- He should have a keen artistic eye.
- His focus should be on the safety and care of the patient.
- He should have an appreciation of a natural aesthetically appealing face.
After selecting the right surgeon for your Botox treatment procedure, the next step is having a detailed consultation. During this session, you and your plastic surgeon will discuss why you need the surgery, and what you hope to achieve. You should also discuss the process, Botox treatment cost, and everything that will be involved until your recovery period.
Right before the procedure, the plastic surgeon will check your medical history as well as what medications you are taking if any. He will also physically examine your targeted area, and take photos so that you can see the difference after the surgery.
Before the Botox treatment procedure or any other procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle. If you are a smoker, you should stop before the procedure. If you are taking any blood-thinning medication like aspirin, you are advised to stop to avoid excessive bleeding during the procedure. Alcohol consumption should also be halted as well as any herbal supplements.
The Botox Treatment
Botox treatment is a minor procedure which only takes a few minutes, and no anesthesia is required. During the procedure, a fine needle is used to inject the Botox into specific muscles with minimal to no discomfort at all.
Normally it takes about 3 to 7 days, or it can even take about 2 weeks for the full effects of the Botox treatment to be visible.
Avoiding alcohol for about a week before the treatment is advised. Also, to reduce the risk of bruising taking anti-inflammatory medications and aspirin should be stopped 2 weeks before the treatment.
Botox treatment is considered as one of the best when it comes to combating wrinkles and fine lines. However, there are other alternative treatments in case you fear needles, or you might want to consider a different treatment which is also non-surgical;
- Chemical peels
- Collagen wave
- Realine patches
There is virtually no downtime when it comes to Botox treatment. It can be done over the lunch hour period, and you can go back to work immediately after or resume your day to day activities.
It is important to follow any guidelines or instructions given by the plastic surgeon for faster healing and to avoid complications or risks.
It is important not to rub the injected areas for about 4 to 5 hours after the procedure. It is to avoid the risk of infection, bruising, and swelling of the treated area. You are also required to not bend forward at least for 3 hours after the treatment. It is to avoid the Botox from traveling to your eyes and causing paralysis in that area.
Possible Risks & Complications
Like any other surgery, there are possible risks involved in a Botox treatment procedure. Although it is a fairly safe procedure, it is important to discuss the possible Botox treatment risks or complications with your plastic surgeon before the procedure. Possible risks include:
- Temporary bruising and redness.
- Slight discomfort during the injection, which disappears immediately after.
- Possible headaches which fade away within 24 to 48 hours
No serious side effect has been noted for Botox treatment when using it at the dermatologic or prescribed doses.
Ideal Candidate for Botox treatment
Botox treatment ideal candidate should have the following;
- Be physically healthy
- Be of sound mind
- An adult
- Have no history of neuromuscular diseases
- Should not be pregnant
- Should not be nursing
Results of Botox treatment
The magical results are experienced immediately by the candidate after having Botox treatment in Dubai. However, the results last for about 4-6 months. The wrinkles and fine lines begin to reappear as muscle action gradually return. These need to retreat to maintain the effect. After several repeated Botox treatments, the wrinkles and fine lines begin to appear less because the muscles are being trained to relax more.
Benefits of Botox treatment
There are several benefits from getting Botox treatment and some of these include;
- Youthful and relaxed looks.
- Reduction in the appearance of wrinkles
- Reduction in the appearance of worry lines.
- Treats excessive sweating
- Gives more confidence
- It is non-surgical meaning it is non-invasive
- It lifts the brow
- Reduces the pain of a migraine
Get in Touch
At Aesthetics by Kings College Hospital Dubai, we have some of the leading plastic surgeons in the region. Our Botox treatment surgeons in Dubai are board-certified and focus on the safety and care of every patient in a compassionate environment with state-of-the-art facilities. To book a free consultation, get in touch using the contact details given, and one of our patient-care staff will book an appointment for you.