What is Botox?
First found by Botulinum in 1895 and used by the FDA in 1991 utilizing the muscle paralysis principle, it has also been approved to be used in facial spasms and others.
However, dermatologists and plastic surgeons have found that wrinkles disappear from the eyes of patients treated with this injection, also being used for cosmetic purposes. Specifically, on April 15, 2002, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Botox to be used safely for cosmetic purposes, and in the United States and South Korea, it has gained popularity for a variety of purposes including wrinkle removal, rectal chin correction, face reduction and body correction.
A special advantage of Botox is that it is a simple and relatively safe procedure. The procedure time is 5 ~ 10 minutes, so you can easily do the plastic surgery without the burden of a surgery.
Botox procedure notes
Botox has the disadvantage that the effect is not permanent. In the case of wrinkle removing effect, it lasts 3 ~ 6 months. Therefore, it is troublesome to repeatedly inject every 3 ~ 6 months. However, repeated injections do not require repeated injections every 3 ~ 6 months because the muscle paralysis tends to last more It is said that there are cases.
Application of Botox
Wrinkles are divided into facial wrinkles (facial muscles that make facial expressions), wrinkles that fall down by gravity, and fine wrinkles (skin aging) depending on the cause. Most of the thick wrinkles that indicate signs of aging are mostly caused by facial muscles. Botox is a paralyzed action of the facial muscles, and wrinkles on one side.
In addition to wrinkles on the face, neck wrinkles that appear as 'ㅡ' on the neck can also be effective with Botox injections. Two to three in the middle of the neck, horizontally thick bold lines appear in the neck of the subcutaneous fascia in the neck due to adhesion occurs because the Botox injections to solve this problem with few side effects can be more effective wrinkles can be improved.
Botox is also popular for square jaw correction. The square jaw that makes the face look bigger is caused by the development of jaw muscles involved in jaw protrusion and chewing. Botox injections are effective on the square jaws developed by the masticatory muscles, which can be effective if the muscles are touched to the back of the jaw when tightly closed. It is also effective when the effect after rectal jaw surgery is unsatisfactory or excessively overdeveloped jaw muscle and there is no abnormality in tooth and jaw joint.
Because it is only injected, the procedure time is short and there is almost no obstacle to daily life. It is not a plastic surgery that cuts bones or muscles, so there are few side effects such as pain, swelling, facial paralysis and bleeding after the procedure. It is gradually effective from two weeks after the procedure and is most effective in 1 to 3 months.
Botox injections have been used for cosmetic purposes to make calf muscles very recent. However, it has been used for a long time as a treatment to relieve leg muscular rigidity caused by cerebral palsy or paralysis. Botox injections into the calf muscles for cosmetic purposes have recently begun in Korea. Applying the same principle as square jaw treatment, it reduces the volume of thickened muscle more than necessary.
If your eyes are small due to skin aging, you can inject a small amount of botox into the drooping eyelids and below the eyes to make your eyes look bigger.
Botox injections may also be effective in the treatment of localized sweating and palpable hyperhidrosis. Botox inhibits the secretion of acetylcholine secreted from the distal end of the autonomic nerve to suppress the secretion of sweat, so it is also used to treat topical hyperhidrosis.