Botox: Cosmetic and medical uses

You have probably heard of Botox cosmetics or Botox therapy. Botox is injected into a certain area to paralyze nerves or muscles. Even though Botox was first used to treat medical conditions, this treatment is now more famous for cosmetic purposes, making it the most common cosmetic procedure.

What is Botox ?

Botox stands for Botulinum toxin, which is produced by bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. This neurotoxin substance is able to weaken certain muscles and nerves. Botox is considered the deadliest poison in the world. However, small dosage of Botox can deliver some advantages for you.

Botox injection is a non-surgical procedure to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. This type of botox cosmetic injection is a purified form of Botulinum Toxin type A.


Botox or Botulinum toxin injection has become the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure at ETERNA Clinic Bali and also worldwide. Botox treatment is commonly used to treat wrinkles in the area of the forehead, frown line, crow’s feet, and bunny lines. It is also used in the eyebrow area to create a lifting effect. And gummy smile to reduce the appearance of the gum when smiling.

Other than to treat wrinkles, Botox is also used to contour jawline. Some medical conditions that can be treated with Botox include Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and migraine.

 How Does It Work ?

Botox is a neurotoxin which can block nerve signals that stimulate muscle contraction. Without these signals, the muscle cannot contract. On the other hand, fine lines and wrinkles on the face can be caused by facial muscle contraction such as smiling, squinting, and frowning. And over time these habitual facial expressions cause fine lines and wrinkles on skin then develop to become more permanent on your face.

By injecting Botox on the wrinkles area, it will block nearby nerve signals. As a result, the muscle around will relax and prevent further contraction, thus allowing to reduce the appearance of wrinkles furthermore prevent more development of wrinkles. Your skin will look smoother and wrinkles free. Klinik Kecantikan Bali

 What Can I Expect After Having Botox ?

You may start to see the result in three to seven days after injection. After 14 days, the result should be in full effect, resulting in a smoother, more refreshed face. The effect of Botox injection lasts for about three to six months. This will depend on the individual's metabolism system. It is because Botox will be absorbed by the body and excreted by kidneys once it loses its function. It is recommended to repeat the treatment in 3-4 months. In some cases, with repeated treatments the wrinkles can actually disappear. You can get Botox in Bali with professional injector at ETERNA Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic Bali. Botox di bali

Frequently Asked Question

Is Botox toxin Injection safe?

Even though some people are worried because Botox is a form of toxin, it is considered safe. Botox is Food and Drug Administration approved. Botox is completely safe especially if you are treated with the right injector.
At ETERNA Clinic Bali, we only use Botox from Allergan and it is only injected by experienced and trained aesthetic doctors.
Am I a good candidate?

Wrinkles are the most common aging signs. Due to less collagen production as we age, wrinkles and fine lines can easily form in our face. We start to lose collagen at the age of 20 for about 1% each year. When this happens, our skin will lose its elasticity. Furthermore any facial movement and expression makes wrinkles and fine lines appear more visible. 
You are a good candidate for Botox facial injection if you have moderate to severe unwanted wrinkles. You can also have Botox injection as a preventive step before those fine lines become more permanent. However you are not a good candidate if you are pregnant or nursing, and have an allergic reaction to Botox.
How much Botox do I need?

Botox uses unit calculation. Before the treatment, our doctor will examine how many units you need. Everyone’s needs are different. Units needed depend on the area, wrinkles severity, and target result you desire. For example on the forehead area, approximately you need 10-30 units. The more wrinkles and fine lines you have and the stiffer result you desire, the more units you need. 
For bigger muscle areas such as masseters or jawline contouring, you will need approximately 30 units each side. In some medical purposes such as to treat hyperhidrosis and migraine you need up to 100 units.
Is it painful?

The needles used for Botox are very small, so pain is usually minimal. Ice is applied beforehand to control the bleeding and bruising. The injection takes about 10 minutes, with no downtime afterward.
Is there any preparation before having Botox injection?

There is no particular preparation before having Botox injection. However it is recommended to not take any blood thinner or anticoagulants medication or supplements such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or Gingko Biloba a few days prior to avoid bruising. 
What should I do after having Botox?

The first important thing after having Botox injection is to not lay down for four hours. Do not massage or rub on treated areas, including facial. We do not want the Botox migration before it is settled.
It is also necessary to keep out of the sun. It is recommended to avoid any activity which can raise body temperature, such as exercise, sunbathing, have sauna, and drink alcohol for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
Is there downtime?

There is no downtime for Botox. You can return to your activity right away after the treatment. However, make sure to follow post care instructions in order to get maximum results.
Are there any side effects of Botox?

Redness and small bumps at the injection area are common after treatment. However, these side effects will disappear quickly. Headache may occur to patients who have had a Botox injection for the first time. But it can be treated with usual painkillers. 
Can I wear make up immediately after Botox?

It is recommended to avoid wearing make up for 24 hours after the procedure. However, if you need to wear it soon, make sure to not put excessive pressure on the injected area. Use your makeup gently. We do not want the Botox to spread to undesired areas before it is settled. 
Will the wrinkles come back when the Botox effect wears off?

Botox is not permanent. It lasts for three to six months. After the effect wears off, the muscle will return to its function. The muscle will contract as you make a facial expression like it did before. The wrinkles begin to reappear slowly. However you will notice a smoother look on your skin before Botox injection and after the Botox wears off.
Why should you choose ETERNA Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic?

Botox injection is a very popular anti-aging treatment. Although Botox injection is a best seller treatment in almost every aesthetic and anti-aging clinic, finding a good clinic and injector is important. Always make sure you choose a certified and experienced doctor with extensive knowledge in medical aesthetic and anti-aging.

At ETERNA Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic, you can get Botox in Bali with the best and natural result. All our aesthetic doctors and dermatologist are experts in this field. Check our experts profiles here.

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