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Q. What is BOTULINUM A TOXIN?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is containing purified protein produced by clostridium botulinum bacteria. BOTULINUM A TOXIN is a non surgical physician administered beauty treatment used in various beauty enhancing therapies including the management of expression lines on your face.

Q. How does BOTULINUM A TOXIN work?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is a simple non surgical procedure. A few tiny injections of BOTULINUM A TOXIN when injected into the muscle causing lines, gets relaxed. This smoothens out the lines on your face.

Q. How long will it take for the procedure?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is a simple non surgical therapy which generally takes about 15 minutes. The cosmetic procedure is so quick many consider this a lunch time procedure. In fact, there is no down time after a BOTULINUM A TOXIN procedure. The person can go back to attend work immediately after this cosmetic treatment.

Q. Is BOTULINUM A TOXIN only for the old?

The expression lines generally start appearing around the age of 30 years and not necessarily when we grow old. BOTULINUM A TOXIN is approved globally for use in the age group of 18-65 years. BOTULINUM A TOXIN treats wrinkles which show up on the face when we try to express. BOTULINUM A TOXIN is also used for other cosmetic procedures. Thus, just in 15 minutes, you can go back in time and look younger by few years.

The skin under my eyes often looks puffy and swollen, what can I do? Nothing seems to be working.

a) There can be two reasons for this.
i. It can be due to over activity of the concerned muscle. If this is the case BOTULINUM A TOXIN can help.
ii. It can also be due to fat accumulation, in which case BOTULINUM A TOXIN may not help.
b) Your esthetic physician will be able to help you.

Q. I get wrinkles at the side of my eyes whenever I smile or laugh. How can I make them look less obvious?

These lines are known as crow's feet which are basically one of the common expression lines we come across. These lines are formed due to over activity of a muscle (called Orbicularis Oculi). In the treatment of Crow's feet BOTULINUM A TOXIN is injected and this relaxes the muscle, thereby reducing the wrinkles.

Q. How do you compare the effectiveness of chemical peels, micro-dermabrasion and laser with BOTULINUM A TOXIN ?

Each of these beauty therapy treatments are used for different purposes. They all complement each other but do not substitute each other. Therefore their effectiveness cannot be compared. Eg, BOTULINUM A TOXIN takes care of wrinkles while none of the other procedures do the same, though laser may take care of fine lines to very minimal extent. Your cosmetologist will be able to decide what works better on you.

Q. Can BOTULINUM A TOXIN® make my skin radiant and glowing?

Yes. This, though is not a direct benefit, we have seen that BOTULINUM A TOXIN when given (intradermally) reduces the size of the surface pores and makes the skin's surface look uniform and flawless. This gives skin glow and radiance. It also has effect on the sebaceous gland which has shown to improve the skin's glow.

Q. How much time will it take for the results to be evident?

The results with BOTULINUM A TOXIN are sure, quick and predictable. You will start seeing the changes in 2-3 days. However, visible skin firming results are seen in two weeks time.

Q. How long will the results stay?

Generally, BOTULINUM A TOXIN effect is seen upto 4 months. However, the BOTULINUM A TOXIN effect starts fading off closer to 4 months, after which you need to visit the doctor for the next injection session. It is seen that gradually the period gets extended when you take BOTULINUM A TOXIN continually.

Q. Are the results temporary?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is an anti-aging, non-surgical therapy. Therefore, the effect lasts for a certain number of months though not permanently. Since it is an anti-ageing skin care process and not a treatment, you may choose to get different styling done the next time, if you are not happy with the present.

Q. I do not need BOTULINUM A TOXIN as I don't have wrinkles?

The fact that we express so much day in and out causes expression lines to be formed on our faces without most of us even realizing it. Post 30, wrinkles start appearing prominently. However, if we ignore these lines, they may become static and remain on our face all the time.

Q. BOTULINUM A TOXIN is a costly therapy as it needs to be repeated every 4 months.

The cost of BOTULINUM A TOXIN is comparable to many of the routinely done cosmetic procedures. Like any other cosmetic treatment, whether it is coloring of hair or pedicure and manicure, BOTULINUM A TOXIN needs to be repeated. This, in fact gives you an option of continuing to do it only if you like.

Q. Is BOTULINUM A TOXIN safe?

a) BOTULINUM A TOXIN has been approved by the US FDA, one of the most stringent drugs approving authority worldwide.
b) BOTULINUM A TOXIN® is in clinical use for the last thirty years and is marketed in around 80 countries for 21 different indications. Till date it is not been withdrawn from any country for safety reasons.

Q. Will I look older once the results of BOTULINUM A TOXIN wear off?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN acts on the muscles causing wrinkles thereby removing and reducing them. When the BOTULINUM A TOXIN effect wears off, the muscle returns to its normal activity. You will look the way you looked before the BOTULINUM A TOXIN procedure

Q. Can BOTULINUM A TOXIN be given along with other skin care cosmetic treatments?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is compatible with all the skin care cosmetic therapies. In fact it has synergistic effect and therefore, may result in a better cosmetic clinical outcome when combined with other beauty therapy treatments.

Q. Will I struggle with facial expressions after using BOTULINUM A TOXIN ?

It is a myth that "I may struggle to express after taking BOTULINUM A TOXIN ". It is important to get BOTULINUM A TOXIN® done from a trained medical practitioner who understands the dosage requirement correctly and helps you remove only the wrinkles and not your expressions.

Q. Last time I used BOTULINUM A TOXIN the results went away within a month?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN beauty treatments usually last for 4 months. It is important to get BOTULINUM A TOXIN injected through an trained medical practitioner who can understand the dosage requirement for your face correctly. Please ask your doctor to use BOTULINUM A TOXIN is the most widely used treatment globally.

Q. How painful is BOTULINUM A TOXIN ?

The facial injection may cause some discomfort. Many describe this as an "ant bite". The pain threshold varies from person to person. Generally, it is not very painful. The pain is comparable to that of threading or waxing. Cosmetic clinics might choose to use ice cubes or local anesthesia to reduce the discomfort.

Q. How can BOTULINUM A TOXIN help me enhance my beauty?

The biggest enemy of a woman's beauty are the lines on her face or what are commonly known as wrinkles. As women we animate our faces so much more whenever we laugh, cry, chat, gossip, share secrets and spill beans. The very fact that our faces are so expressive causes expression lines which are early wrinkles. Most of us do not realize but have started forming expression lines even before we turn 30. This if ignored becomes static and the lines remain on our face all the time.. BOTULINUM A TOXIN helps you get rid of early wrinkles, thereby helping you to continue looking beautiful. Apart from this, BOTULINUM A TOXIN® helps in - eyebrow shaping, correcting the droopy angle of mouth, elevation of the falling nasal tip, beautifying your neck by taking care of platysmal (neck) bands, helps get rid of smoker lines that appear as cracked lips etc. There are many other beauty possibilities with BOTULINUM A TOXIN please do speak to your doctor about the same.

Q. BOTULINUM A TOXIN is only for rich and famous.

a) This is one of the popular myths. Wrinkles are not only seen in the rich & famous. Anyone who is conscious of these lines may use BOTULINUM A TOXIN® to correct the wrinkles. BOTULINUM A TOXIN is also surprisingly affordable.
b) BOTULINUM A TOXIN is an anti aging treatment. Beauty consciousness among the people is growing across socio- economic classes. People today are well informed about beauty possibilities and wrinkle treatments. Looking good makes you more confident and improves the feel good factor about self. Moreover, the cost of BOTULINUM A TOXIN procedure can be compared with your one visit to a high end beauty parlour or to a good restaurant.

Q. Will there be any marks on my face post the BOTULINUM A TOXIN session?

The needles used for injecting BOTULINUM A TOXIN are the finest (thinnest) needle and therefore do not cause any damage to your skin. You may see a slight bruise which will disappear in an hour without leaving any marks behind.

Q. Do I require any pain killer or antibiotic post treatment?

The pain you may experience is very brief and transient. Doctor may sometimes use local anesthesia which can further reduce the pain. Post procedure, there is no discomfort observed and therefore, no medication is required.

Q. What are the side effects and contra indications?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN has been approved by the highest authority in drug control worldwide, the US FDA. BOTULINUM A TOXIN is in clinical use for the last thirty years and is marketed worldwide in around 80 countries for 21 different varieties of indications. However you may sometimes experience some bruises, pain while being injected or sometimes transient headache. Individuals with infection at the injection site, individuals with neuromuscular disorders, pregnant and lactating mothers must avoid getting BOTULINUM A TOXIN injected. For the complete information on BOTULINUM A TOXIN please refer to the prescribing information.

Q. Is BOTULINUM A TOXIN a toxin? Will it affect other parts of my body?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN contains natural purified protein complex produced by Clostridium Botulinum bacteria. BOTULINUM A TOXIN generally affects 1 sq cms area from where it is injected. It virtually acts in the area it is injected and gets metabolized in the body.

Q. How do you compare efficacy of BOTULINUM A TOXIN with the creams advertised in the media?

Lines are formed due to over activity of the muscle concerned. Creams when applied on to the skin, very less amount of it is absorbed through the skin and gets metabolized in the skin itself and do not reach the muscle. Whereas, BOTULINUM A TOXIN when is injected, it reaches the target muscle and brings about the changes required while creams fails to do that. Which is why you may not get results with creams even after allying it for years while you will see the results with BOTULINUM A TOXIN in a couple of days

Q. Can men take BOTULINUM A TOXIN

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is approved for the treatment of hyperkinetic lines on the face. These lines can appear in both Men & Women. Anyone one who wants to get rid of these lines can take BOTULINUM A TOXIN. BOTULINUM A TOXIN is not gender biased. Similar results are seen in men and women. In fact, there is an increase in the number of men who are conscious about their looks. About 20% of BOTULINUM A TOXIN users are men and the percentage is growing rapidly.

Q. Is BOTULINUM A TOXIN approved for cosmetic use in India?

Yes, BOTULINUM A TOXIN is approved for use in cosmetic indications in the year 2006.

Q. Is BOTULINUM A TOXIN an anti-wrinkle therapy?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN treatment has evolved over the years. This product is not just an anti wrinkle therapy. Today, BOTULINUM A TOXIN is used as a beauty enhancer with various indications being treated.

Q. With BOTULINUM A TOXIN will it be apparent that I have got face job done?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN will not change your looks drastically. However, it will certainly help you to continue looking beautiful. It is important to visit a trained doctor, who uses BOTULINUM A TOXIN only. Because he would understand your requirements better upon conducting the facial assessment.

Q. Is BOTULINUM A TOXIN right for me?

a) Looking beautiful is not a vanity but is a necessity in today's world.
b) Anyone who has expression lines and is between 18-65 of age is likely to benefit from BOTULINUM A TOXIN

Q. Who can administer BOTULINUM A TOXIN®?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN has to be administered only by a trained registered medical practitioner.

Q. Who should not take BOTULINUM A TOXIN

People with infection at the proposed site of injection, clients with neuro-muscular disorders, pregnant and lactating mothers.

Q. Will the procedure cause bruising or leave post injection marks?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is a simple non-surgical therapy. The needles used for the facial injection of BOTULINUM A TOXIN are the finest (thinnest) needles used, therefore BOTULINUM A TOXIN can rarely cause bruising. A trained practitioner can minimize even that.

Q. How long will the procedure take?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is a simple non-surgical cosmetic procedure. It takes about 15-20 minutes of time and many get this done during lunch time. This is therefore popularly known as lunch time procedure.

Q. What are the preparations to take BOTULINUM A TOXIN

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is a simple non-surgical procedure. Unlike surgeries there are no preparations required for you to take BOTULINUM A TOXIN

Q. How long will these side effects stay?

Side effects which you may see with BOTULINUM A TOXIN are reversible and temporary. Therefore, you might experience it for a couple of hours. However, if it persists beyond a couple of days, it is advisable to visit your doctor.

Q. Can a pregnant/lactating mother take BOTULINUM A TOXIN

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is not recommended for pregnant and lactating mothers.

Q. How do we know if the doctor is giving a genuine BOTULINUM A TOXIN ?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is original . You may request the doctor to show you the vial before getting injected and check for the brand name, hologram and the company name.

Q. Are there any marks (ISI) that the consumer must look at before taking injections?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is the brand of. You may request the doctor to show you the vial before getting BOTULINUM A TOXIN injected and check for the brand name and the company name. In the market, you do not have look a likes of BOTULINUM A TOXIN however you have other cheaper brands the doctors may use in the guise of BOTULINUM A TOXIN Seeing the vial in the cosmetic clinic should solve the issue.

Q. What is the age at which some one can start BOTULINUM A TOXIN

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is approved for cosmetic use in the age group of 18-65 years. However, as far as safety is concerned, in some cases BOTULINUM A TOXIN is even recommended for children as young as two years.

Q. Is it an injection or a cream?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is available in injectable form. BOTULINUM A TOXIN acts by relaxing the muscle causing lines on the face. Therefore it has to reach the particular muscle. A cream cannot reach a specific muscle and therefore is not effective.

Q. Where can I get BOTULINUM A TOXIN done?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is available at various cosmetic clinics. Please visit "Where do I get BOTULINUM A TOXIN done?" section for more details.

Q. Can I take BOTULINUM A TOXIN on my own?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN can be administered by a trained medical practitioner only. Company does not recommend even an untrained medical person to administer this facial injection.

Q. Let me know some names of BOTULINUM A TOXIN expert doctors.

BOTULINUM A TOXIN can be administered only by a trained medical practitioner. This website contains the names of some of the leading doctors. You may choose to visit any of them.

Q. Do they use disposable syringes?

Doctors who practice BOTULINUM A TOXIN to maintain highest standards of safety while injecting BOTULINUM A TOXIN skin care treatment including the use of disposable syringes. We are happy that all our doctors follow the same.

Q. What are the long term side effects?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN has a safety profile and is generally very well tolerated. However you may sometimes experience minimal bruise, transient pain & headache that are temporary and reversible.

Q. Which are areas you can treat with BOTULINUM A TOXIN

BOTULINUM A TOXIN is basically used on the face for cosmetic indications to remove wrinkles. However, it can be used on other areas of the body also to treat various therapeutic conditions. BOTULINUM A TOXIN is administered to treat young children with Celebral Palsy, Adults with Spasticity etc.

Q. What are the post injection cares I need to follow?

Postcare with BOTULINUM A TOXIN is very simple. You should avoid massaging in the injected area. You should avoid bending down or lying down. However, for more information you may speak to your cosmetic physician.

Q. Can I use make-up post injections?

You may get back to your normal life immediately after BOTULINUM A TOXIN For more clarity it is better to check with your cosmetic physician.

Q. Can I visit parlor post injections?

You may get back to your normal life immediately after BOTULINUM A TOXIN For more clarity it is better to check with your cosmetic physician. Alternatively our medical advisor can also speak to you.

Q. Can I do facials and steaming post injections?

You may get back to your normal life immediately after BOTULINUM A TOXIN For more clarity it is better to check with your cosmetic physician.

Q. What kind of face wash should I use post injections?

There are no special precautions that need to be taken post BOTULINUM A TOXIN However, if you have sensitive skin and you are on a skin care treatment, your cosmetic physician should be contacted.

Q. Will it help improve my complexion?

There are no conclusive evidences to claim the improvement in complexion post BOTULINUM A TOXIN however there are independent reports of clients that they have experienced increase in smoothness of the skin and improvement in the skin glow.

Q. Is it useful for growing hair?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN does not help in growing hair.

Q. Will BOTULINUM A TOXIN help in reducing weight?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN has no effect on weight reduction. However, there are doctors who use BOTULINUM A TOXIN for facial reshaping and improving jaw line definitions which gives the person a slim look even without losing weight.

Q. Will the drug enter the system?

BOTULINUM A TOXIN contains natural, purified protein produced by Clostridium Botulinium bacteria A. The safe and effective use of BOTULINUM A TOXIN depends upon proper storage of the product, selection of the correct dose, and proper reconstitution and administration techniques. BOTULINUM A TOXIN is site specific in action and acts in the area it is injected and gets metabolized in the body.

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