What is Botox?

Do your facial wrinkles make you feel older than you are? Botox injections can help make those lines and wrinkles less obvious and improve your self-confidence. Manama, Bahrain dermatologist, Dr. Nedhal Rahman Khalifa, shares some information about the popular cosmetic treatment.

Why Choose Botox?

Botox comes from the toxin that is produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Although injecting a toxin into your face might sound a little risky, the toxin is purified before it’s injected and is extremely safe. Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles. When you receive an injection, the impulses that instruct your muscles to contract are blocked, which helps smooth out wrinkles in the skin above the muscles.

How do dermatologists use Botox?

Botox is useful in treating a variety of medical conditions, including:


Overactive Bladder

Eyelid Spasm

Underarm sweating


Teeth Clenching/Grinding


The toxin helps paralyze the muscle and allows the muscle to stop spasming. Botox has several cosmetic benefits as well.

What happens during my Botox appointment?

Your Manama skin doctor will evaluate the condition of your skin, discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have about Botox treatment. Once treatment areas have been identified, they will inject Botox into the facial muscles. In just a few minutes, you’ll be free to carry on with the rest of your day. It usually takes a little time to notice the full effect of treatment, but in a week to 10 days, the treated areas will begin to look less wrinkled.

Is Botox a long-lasting treatment?

Your Botox treatment should help for approximately three to six months after treatment. If you don’t continue to receive injections the effects of the toxin will eventually wear off, and conditions will reappear. Scheduling regular appointments will help you enjoy the full benefits of the innovative treatment.