What is Botox and How Does it Works Explain by Dr Pradeep Singh

Good skin never goes out of fashion. In an ideal world, we would want to be our best selves every single day. However, in reality, what we can do is to make the most of festivities and celebrations. Such occasions give us an excuse to deck up. Since the first step to looking good is having healthy and glowing skin, skin treatments are particularly in demand around special occasions, such as Valentine’s Day or marriage season.

Age is just a number, and it should not stop you from being the show stopper every time you step out. Keeping this in mind, a growing number of people are heading for acne scar treatment.

When it comes to anti-aging treatments, many people have experienced how BOTOX (botulinum toxin) can smooth fine wrinkles and make you look years younger.  Dermal fillers can address what Botox can’t!!

As you age, sun damage and other factors can reduce the amount of HA (hyaluronic acid) in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume – creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds, like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth. Dermal fillers can give a more natural appearance than surgical face lifts and are being used to reduce or eliminate deeper wrinkles, raise scar depressions, enhance lips, and replace soft-tissue volume loss.


What is Botox and how does it work? 

‘Botox is the short name for botulinum toxin, a group of molecules produced by the bacteria clostridium botulinum,

‘It is called a ‘toxin’ because in very high quantities it can act as a ‘neurotoxin’ in the body, blocking the action of certain nerve types. In medicine, this toxin has been refined and tiny doses of the original toxin can be injected into areas where it is desirable to block the action of some nerves, for example in the tiny muscles of the eye, for squints, or in the bladder for hyperactive muscle.

in aesthetics, it can be injected directly into the tiny muscles of facial expression to relax the muscle tension on the skin, where they create lines with age; this then relaxes the lines and wrinkles. Likewise, it can also be used to block sweat glands, so can be used for treatment of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). Migraines can also be treated effectively with Botox injected into several points in the scalp.’

The treatment is very effective and lasts for 6-10 months as the effect of Botox wear off. It is a safe procedure that brings out younger face of you.

Does Botox have side effects? 

Every chemical therapy comes with its own set of side effects which needs to be taken care of. Following are a few possible side effects that can occur with this treatment:-

  • numbness, redness, bruising or swelling for some time
  • drooping of eyelids
  • rashes or itching
  • headache
  • dry mouth
  • nausea
  • trouble swallowing, speaking
  • blurry vision which is very rare


Dermal fillers are a group of injectable medical products designed to add volume to tissues. There are many different types of fillers, such as hyaluronic acid fillers (the most common type) and collagen-stimulating fillers. Fat transfer might also be considered‘filler’. This treatment is generally performed to smoothen wrinkles, scars or make lips appear fuller through injections. Dermal fillers can also be used with botox treatments for a young, rejuvenated and full face. The results are immediate and last for minimum 6 months to maximum of 2 years depending upon the type of filler material injected.

Dermal fillers are used for following indications:-

  • lifting up wrinkles
  • reduce facial lines
  • augmentation of cheeks or lips
  • sharpen the jawline
  • facial uplifts or non-surgical nose jobs
  • flatten acne scars

Do fillers have side effects?

Side effects with dermal fillers are generally rare, but include bruising, swelling, lumpiness and rarely vascular occlusion (where the injected filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel, causing blockage and damage to the tissue the vessel supplies with blood). The latter is a very rare complication. Side effects such as nerve damage, allergic reaction and infection are extremely rare.


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