What is Botulinum Toxin Type A (BTA) Botox?
Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million Botox treatments administered each year.
Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic. Botulinum toxin is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles.
How does Botox (Botulinum toxin) work?
Botox or botulinum toxin is widely used commercially for medical and cosmetic purposes. Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles.
Once botox is injected, the muscle can’t contract, which causes wrinkles to relax and soften. Botox injection is most often administered to improve forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines.
Botox does not help with wrinkles caused by sun damage or gravity.
Botox takes just a few minutes
Botox does not require anesthesia and only takes a few minutes to complete. A small needle is used to inject Botox into specific muscles with only minor discomfort.
How soon can I expect results from Botox
Generally, it will take 7 to 14 days for Botox to take full effect. It’s best to avoid alcohol starting at least 1 week before the procedure. You should also stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications 2 weeks before treatment to help prevent bruising.
How Long Does a Botox Shot Last?
From 3 to 6 months. As muscle action slowly returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are shrinking.
Who Should Not Get Botox?
Pregnant, breastfeeding mothers, or those with a neurological disease shouldn’t use Botox. Because Botox doesn’t work for all wrinkles, check with a doctor first. Also, if you’re allergic to cow’s milk protein, Botox is not for you.
Botox Treatment Price in Malaysia
The price of Botox treatment in Malaysia varies depending on the expertise of the doctor or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment. As a guide, you should expect to pay about RM2200 per session.
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