All you need to know about Botox

Botox is a highly purified and diluted preparation of a protein known as botulinum that is used in several medical and cosmetic applications. It’s usually known for removing wrinkles, by smoothing them out from the forehead and around eyes. It can also be used for brow lift, facelift and narrowing of the jawline.  Though the effect is temporary and the wrinkles might come back after a certain period of time, but with regular use the skin quality improves and ageing is diminished.

How does it work?

Our skin tends to lose resilience after a certain age because of the facial expressions we make every day. Botox blocks signals that fire from our nerves to the muscles, thus leading to controlled relaxation of the targeted muscles. The results are noticeable in the very first week of treatment.


An extremely fine needle is used to inject Botox into the muscles. It causes minimal discomfort, doesn’t require anaesthesia and is only a ten minute procedure. The sensation is just like an ant bite. For those who are uncomfortable with the needles, an ice pack or an anaesthetic cream can be used to numb the skin.

Botox should be avoided in pregnancy, during breastfeeding, or if you have any neurological disorder or allergies. Botox usually doesn’t have any side effects, but in some cases, it might cause some short-term side effects like allergies, headache, flu, stomach ache, sagging eyelids etc.

There are a lot of people who fear that it will make them expressionless and plastic. However that is not true. If used correctly, it has the ability to transform your face into one with a smooth, glowing, relaxed and fresh look. It takes away the tiredness and sadness from the face. People who do it once, love it so much that they keep coming back for it again and again.

Any side effect or lack of expression can be absolutely avoided by giving the right dose into the right muscle. Injecting Botox is both an art and a science, a skill one masters with the right training and lot of experience. The best dermatologists are extremely careful while giving the Botox injections to avoid any issues or side effects.

Hence it is really important to get it done from an experienced dermatologist for a good Botox experience. Just any clinic won’t do. At L A Skin, we first assess the face and guide you through the entire process in order to clarify any doubts you have. Results given by us are totally natural, giving a fresh, younger and glowing skin !

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