Dr. Ankuja Mhaske

Botox, short for botulinum toxin, is a popular cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles that cause them. Botox injections are primarily used to smooth dynamic wrinkles, which are lines that form as a result of repetitive facial expressions, such as frowning or squinting.

During the Botox procedure, a small amount of botulinum toxin is injected directly into targeted facial muscles using a fine needle. The toxin works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that signals muscles to contract. By temporarily inhibiting muscle contractions, Botox helps soften wrinkles and lines, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Botox injections are most commonly used to treat wrinkles and lines in the upper face, including frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes. The procedure is quick, virtually painless, and requires no downtime, allowing patients to resume their normal activities immediately after treatment.

While the results of Botox injections are temporary and typically last for three to four months, repeated treatments can help maintain a smoother, more youthful appearance over time. With regular maintenance, many patients experience prolonged benefits and may require fewer injections to achieve their desired results.

In addition to its cosmetic uses, Botox is also used to treat medical conditions such as chronic migraines, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and muscle spasms (e.g., cervical dystonia). When performed by a qualified and experienced provider, Botox injections are safe and effective for both cosmetic and therapeutic purposes, helping individuals look and feel their best.

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About Dr. Ankuja Mhaske

Dr. Ankuja Mhaske is graduated from D.Y Patil College, Pimpri and completed her post-graduation (MS) from Sangli. She started programming FUE and Direct FUE (DIRECT HAIR TRANSPLANTATION) after completing her post-graduation diploma in Medical Cosmetology and post-graduation diploma in Clinical Dermatology in 2016.