Botox is a drug that weakens or paralyzes muscle. In small doses, it can reduce skin wrinkles and help treat some medical conditions. Botox is a protein made from Botulinum toxin, which the bacterium Clostridium botulinum produces. It is a safe, effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. It can also be used on the forehead between the eyes.
Botox is used for the treatment of blepharospasm and other eye muscle problems. It is also used for cosmetic treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and also for treatment of wrinkles around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet).
It is a non-surgical, OPD procedure. You might need to remove all your makeup and cleanse the treatment area before the procedure. You may also need to avoid blood-thinning medicine like aspirin to reduce the risk of bruising.
Avoid rubbing, massaging, or applying any pressure to the treated area. This can cause Botox to spread to other areas of the body. When injected between the brows, do not lie down or bend over for three to four hours. Doing so may cause the Botox to slip under the orbital rim. This could possibly cause an eyelid droop.
There is little to no downtime expected after the treatment. You should be able to resume normal activities immediately in most cases.
Results are seen 3-4 days post-treatment. The effect of Botox lasts up to four to six months. Additional Botox injections can be administered to maintain your results.