What is Botox and how does it work?
Plastic surgery on the Gold Coast is often just a quick trip to your Gold Coast cosmetic surgeon who will insert Botox into the areas that you want enhance.
Botox has always been considered a temporary measure to lessen the wrinkles which accumulate from a life of smiling, squinting and stress. Botox is made of botulinum toxin, which is essentially a poison if consumed, however, in its diluted form, relaxes the facial muscles to create a more youthful appearance.
You should only employee highly trained Gold Coast cosmetic surgeons to administer the injections because Botox is created from a very dangerous substance.
Botox is sort of a wonder solution and prior to this non-invasive treatment,the only alternative was more drastic procedures like plastic surgery. So with all surgery having its risks, associated with anything involving general anaesthetic, Botox has come out a winner for patients on the Gold Coast who want a nice quick clean solution and Botox injections only take a few minutes in most cases.
Botox is injected into the wrinkled area and the resulting smooth finish after several days. What looks like a miraculous result is effective for up to 12 months but in reality you should not expect more than six months from your injections.
When a small amount of Botox is injected into the muscle, it interrupts the nerve signal and causes the muscle to weaken temporarily. These muscles are not able to contract and the skin overlaying these muscles become flattened against the muscle. This soothing effect can be applied to frown lines, forhead wrinkled and crows feet or any other place on the face where lines are associated with muscle movement.
Unfortunately however, the facial lines caused by sun damage will not improve with the Botox treatment.
The side-effects you must consider when considering Botox injections, is you may get some mild bruising, pain around the injection sites and nausea with flulike symptoms and redness. In some patients, headaches can develop but they will only last one or two days. Some patients may experience a drooping on other parts of the face, which is caused by mild leakage to another muscle. This is easily alleviated by massaging the area or to lie down for three or four hours.
If you are pregnant you should never consider Botox until after the birth.
So there are several issues that need to be considered when deciding on plastic surgery on the Gold Coast and how it relates to Botox. You need to select a Gold Coast plastic surgeon who will be doing the Botox injections, and you need to research on his or her experience with Botox injections.
Having decided that Botox is for you and there are many great places to have this type of non-invasive cosmetic surgery done on the Gold Coast, a consideration above all else for a quick recovery, is not to consume any alcohol for a week prior to the procedure and if you are on anti-inflammatory medication and/or an aspirin of some sort, refrain from using these for two weeks prior to your procedure. Blood thinning agents will not help with the recovery process and will enhance the possibility of bruising.