Botox injection is commonly performed at plastic surgicentre in Doha, Qatar.
Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It causes muscle paralysis.
Botox was originally introduced for the safe and effective treatment of muscle spasms. In patients treated for hemifacial spasm it was noted that facial wrinkling decreased over the treated muscle. This experience lead to the development of Botox for the treatment of facial wrinkles. People often dislike their central frown line, which is caused by concentrating, squinting, or frowning. Botox injections can successfully reduce its prominence.
Botox can also be used to lessen crow's feet and other expression lines.
Tiny quantities of the toxin are injected directly into the muscles of facial expression. It takes three small injections between the eyebrows to treat the frown line. The treated muscles weaken over the following week or so. Most people do not notice anything. They simply become aware that they are no longer able to contract the frown muscles. They can still lift their eyebrows normally and blink without problems. The injection is almost painless.
It is important to remain upright for four hours after the injection. The treated areas should not be touched.
The effect lasts between four and six months. Treatment can be repeated as required.
Studies have also suggested that Botox is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive underarm sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
Some people have a slight headache after treatment for several hours. The most common significant complication, which is rare, is "ptosis". This is a drooping of the eyelid caused by the Botox tracking into the eyelid muscle. It generally lasts just a few days, but more prolonged weakness is possible.
Botox injections cannot be used in pregnancy or when breast feeding.
The information on this web site is only intended as an introduction to this procedure and should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor as a guarantee of the result.
The best method of determining your personal options is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Makki. He will be able to answer specific questions related to your situation.
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