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How to get rid of forehead wrinkles? Botox treatment

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Dr. Kiran Joshy, Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon, Joshy’s Medical Centre, Bangalore, India talks about Botox treatment, a very popular cosmetic procedure to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

Botox is a common name for a protein, botulinum toxin derived from Clostridium botulinum. Botox can effectively reduce facial wrinkles.

Botox is FDA approved, simple, safe and a minimally invasive procedure to reduce the visible signs of ageing.

“Botox treatments are usually safe. But do ensure that a certified and experienced dermatologist does it. You may have to repeat the procedure after 6 months for better results.”

Some of the cosmetics issues that are treated by Botox injections are:

  • Treating crow’s feet, the wrinkles around the eyes
  • Wrinkles between the eyebrows
  • Frown lines or fine lines on the face

Botox is also advised for treating:

  • Excessive sweating in the palms and underarms
  • Overactive bladder
  • Cervical dystonia – A disorder resulting in severe neck and shoulder muscles contraction
  • Blepharospasm- Constant blinking of the eyelids
  • Chronic migraine
  • Strabismus- Crossed eye
  • Spasticity of the limb

Do’s and don’ts of Botox treatment:

  • Always consult a qualified and experienced dermatologist for this treatment.
  • Avoid massaging or rubbing the treated area. It can have an adverse effect on the outcome of the procedure.

 Seek medical help if you are experiencing any of the below-mentioned symptoms after a Botox session:

  • Trouble in breathing
  • Rashes
  • Itching
  • Blurred vision
  • Eyelid drooping or swelling
  • Headache
  • Discomfort in the neck
  • Dry eyes
  • Tiredness

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