Botox as a rule of thumb comes in vials of one-hundred units each, which could be left in a refrigarator at a temperature of between 2 and eight degrees Celsius for up to twenty-four months.
Before administering the Botox injection, your aesthetician will mix the Botox with sterile salt water, resulting in a concentration of four units Botox for every 0.1 mL of salt water. It’s crucial that your aesthetician check the expiration date on the vial, and also that the reconstituted Botox is clear, colourless, odourless and free of sediments before you get the injection of Botox.
Once opened and mixed, the Botox must be kept in a refrigerator at a temperature of between 2 and eight degrees Celsius, and used within four hours. Any remaining solution should be disposed carefully as medical waste and NOT shared.
To start the injection of Botox, the aesthetician will use a sterile syringe to extract no less than 0.5 mL of the correctly reconstituted toxin, and expel any remaining air bubbles trapped in the barrel. The used needle is then removed and a new one affixed to give the injection of Botox.
Your aesthetician would then get you to make a number of face expressions like frowning, smiling and raising your eyebrows. Through these your facial lines and the muscles involved can be determined to decide on an effective dose and the injection points.
To reduce the chance of ptosis, your aesthetician need to ensure that the dosage that’s is correct and where feasible as little as possible should be used. The Botox shouldn’t be injected nearer than 1 centimetre above the central eyebrow, or near the levator palpebrae superioris.
The whole session takes between ten and 30 minutes. The injection begins to work after twenty-four or forty-eight hours, reaching highest efficacy after seven days. The resulting improvement will persist between 3 to 6 months before another session is due.
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