Dr Jagdish M jyoti - Cosmetic Surgeon,Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India.

Face Cosmetic Surgery

Face - Botulinum Toxin Injections

Botulinum toxin injections (BTX), often referred to by the product names BOTOXTM are biological toxins. Minute quantities of BotoxTM can be injected directly into facial muscles for removing certain wrinkles like forehead frown lines and crow feet around eyes among others. Effect of BotoxTM lasts for 4 to 6 months and then it can be repeated.

Botox injection is given for correcting
  • Vertical frown lines between eyebrows.
  • Horizontal forehead lines.
  • Crows Feet at the outer corner of eyes.
  • Lines at the root of the nose.
no anaesthesia is required. Ice packs on the face temporarily dull the sensation, or local anaesthetic cream 1 hour before injection can be applied
Duration of operation half an hour
Hospital Stay day care procedure
Procedure Multiple injections given into the muscles involved through small insulin needle.
How does it work The fine wrinkles on forehead and around the eyes are expression lines. They form due to constant conscious or subconscious muscle contractions. BotoxTM when injected directly into those muscles causes them to relax by temporarily paralyzing them locally and wrinkles disappear. The effect of BotoxTM takes upto 2 weeks to appear and it wears off in 3-5 months gradually. Then the muscles become active once again and BotoxTM can be repeated
No downtime. Patients can immediately resume normal activities
Long experience has proven BTX to be safe. To date, no systemic complications associated with BTX injections have been documented
Side effects
Possible side effects include local numbness, swelling, bruising, or a burning sensation during injection. Some patients have reported temporary headache and nausea. Most complications are of short duration and can be avoided with proper injection techniques.