Botox Injection

Botox injection is an effective cosmetic treatment to reduce facial wrinkles, fine lines around your eyes, and forehead creases, giving a firm and refreshed skin look. Botox is a Botulinum toxin that can block the signals from the nerves, which contract the facial muscles, eliminating or minimizing the wrinkles.

Botox injection is a minimally invasive procedure carried out under local anesthesia and lasts for 3 to 6 months. Usually, the procedure targets the upper half of the face.

Stages of Botox Injection

The Botox Injection procedure is applied according to specific stages; these stages are:

  • The patient undergoing the procedure will get local anesthesia either by using a cream put on the areas to be injected, by a spray, or by injecting the local anesthesia under the skin.
  • The doctor uses an unspecified number of Botox injections based on the patient’s condition and the doctor’s method to remove the wrinkles and sagging.
  • The doctor injects the Botox in the areas determined before the procedure by using a syringe that had been prepared before.
  • The facial muscles get injected consecutively and quickly for immediate results.
Are you a Candidate

Yes if you

  • are over 18 years old.
  • are in good health.
  • Your face loses its natural volume.
  • suffer from facial creases
  • want to reduce your forehead lines.
  • have crow’s feet around your eyes.
  • want to enhance your lips.
  • suffer from asymmetrical facial features.
Before Before
Botox Injection Side Effects

Botox injection is relatively safe, but it might include some possible side effects:

  • Pain at the injection site

  • Swelling and bruising at the injection location

  • Headache.

  • Eye dryness or eye watering excessively.

  • Droopy eyelids.

Before procedure Tips

  • Do the necessary skin and allergy tests, making sure that you are the right candidate for Botox injection.
  • Stop smoking for at least one month before the procedure.
  • Inform your doctor about your current medications
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, and herbal supplements, which might increase the bleeding during the procedure.
  • Stop taking stimulates, such as Arabic coffee and alcohol before the procedure.
  • Avoid taking multivitamins that contain vitamin E for two weeks before the injection.
  • Don’t wear makeup before your appointment.

After procedure Tips

  • Take the medicines, including the painkillers and antibiotics prescribed by your doctor, to help you control your pain and prevent infection.
  • Maintain your head in a vertical position for two hours after the injection.
  • Stay away from sunlight for 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Avoid rubbing the treatment areas.
  • Avoid sports, or strenuous activates for two days at least.
  • Avoid smoking for two weeks after the procedure.