FAQ 常见问答题

Botox is an injectable drug made from botulinum toxin type A. This toxin is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox is used for three main purposes: muscle spasm control, severe underarm sweating and cosmetic improvement for wrinkles etc. The human lethal dose of botulinum toxin is 2000~3000 units/time. General cosmetic injection should be controlled within 200 units/time. Generally, wrinkle removal for 1 part require 10-20 units, and the full-face wrinkle removal is within 100 units. For leg slimming will require a larger amount, it is recommended to do it in stages and not more than 200 units each time, the interval should be more than 3 months. As long as the dosage is strictly adhered to the regulation and the treatments are done is proper practice or hospital, botulinum toxin injection is safe.

It works by paralyzing the hyperactive muscles in the upper lip, reducing its elevation and ultimately reducing the inhibiting ‘gummy smile’. As long as it is operated by qualified experienced doctor, it is safe.

Generally, it will need about 1-4 unit only, very little amount of drug will be able to give effect.

It is not possible to be permanent, but it would be better than single shot, the result will last much longer. Generally, to keep the result longer lasting, repeat injection every 6 months for the first 3 treatments and follow up with 9months to a year maintenance.

Although Botulinum toxin injections are relatively safe, minor side effects are possible, some people experienced “crooked” smile or downward lips etc. Most side effects are usually temporary and should fade away gradually.

As long as Botox is injected within recommended dosage, it is safe. There’s some studies show that some people may experience temporarily headache, numbness and sore, and faded in a short while.

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