Botox Injections

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When first introduced to the medical world Botox was used by ophthalmologists to treat optic muscle disorders. Today, Botox is widely used for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and is soaring in popularity as patients all over the world are traveling to Mexico to be a part of the Botox phenomenon.

Botox is unfailingly one of the top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed each year across the globe.

What is Botox?

Botox allows men and women to revisit their youthful minds and hearts. Medically termed as botulinum toxin, Botox excels the field of facial rejuvenation and helps to reduce facial wrinkles, frown lines, crows feet, furrows of the forehead and skin bands on the neck.

It is also approved to treat a variety of medical conditions, including ocular muscle spasms, problems with eye coordination, severe armpit perspiration, migraine headaches and urinary incontinence related to nerve damage from conditions such as multiple sclerosis and spine injury.

Botox blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine which triggers the muscle contractions that create wrinkles. Botox essentially paralyzes the muscles and stops them from contracting.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

During your initial Botox consultation by a world-class plastic surgeon, you will discourse what type of treatment is required to achieve your anticipated results. Your in-house evaluation may include computer imaging or diagnostic x-rays.

Selected Plastic Surgeons in Mexico are available to guide you through Botox techniques, risks and recovery options. Your evaluation may include a medical assessment based on your age, skin thickness, skin laxity, ethnic background and your degree of wrinkles.

Good Candidates for Botox

Botox in Mexico is best indicated by individuals who are physically fit, with no history of neuromuscular diseases (such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis), who are not pregnant or nursing and are generally wishing to reduce wrinkles and fine lines of the facial region.

Individuals who should not have Botox treatments include those with:

  • Existing weakness in the targeted muscles
  • Ptosis (drooping eyelids)
  • Deep facial scars
  • Skin disorders around the planned injection sites

Botox Risks and Safety Information

The most common side effects of Botox include headache, nausea, flu-like symptoms and redness and pain at the injection site. Infrequently, patients experience muscle weakness or drooping of the upper eyelid muscles. This side effect usually resolves within days. In rare cases, drooping can last for months.

Botox Procedural Steps

Botox treatment in Mexico is a true art form. There are 43 muscles in your face and plastic surgeons in Mexico are meticulous in pinpointing the correct spots to optimize your treatment.

A very thin needle is used to inject small amounts of Botox into precise muscles. By carefully choosing specific muscles, wrinkle-producing muscles are only weakened, preserving your natural facial expressions.

Botox treatment usually takes less than 15 minutes. The number of injections you need will depend on multiple factors, including your facial features and the extent of your wrinkles.

Botox Recovery

There is no down time or recovery time associated with Botox treatments in Mexico.

If you are interested in learning more about Botox in Mexico, please contact our Botox Mexico clinics.

Dr. Alejandro Enriquez de Rivera Campero, MD

Medically Reviewed by:
Alejandro Enriquez de Rivera Campero, MD
on January 9, 2019

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