Botox Injections

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Procedure Description

Botox injections are a popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a purified form of botulinum toxin into specific muscles to temporarily relax them. The primary reason people seek Botox is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other age-related skin concerns, typically on the face. Botox can also be used for medical reasons such as treating chronic migraines, excessive sweating, or certain muscle disorders.

The botulinum toxin works by blocking the nerve signals that make your muscles contract, leading to a softer, smoother appearance of the treated area. However, the results are not permanent and typically last for 3 to 6 months. After that, additional treatments are needed to maintain the desired outcome. This minimally invasive procedure is usually performed in a clinical setting by a qualified medical professional.

While Botox has been predominantly used for aesthetic purposes, its application in treating a range of medical conditions has been expanding. This versatility makes it a sought-after treatment option for both cosmetic and therapeutic uses. As the procedure is quick and has minimal downtime, it has become increasingly popular among people looking to enhance their appearance without undergoing more invasive surgical procedures.

Procedure Duration

The duration of a Botox procedure is relatively short, usually taking about 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated. You can often return to your regular activities immediately after the treatment, though it's generally advised to avoid strenuous physical activity for 24 hours post-procedure. The injected toxin takes a few days to start showing its effects, with the full result visible within 1 to 2 weeks.

As for recovery time, there is minimal to no downtime associated with Botox injections. Side effects are generally mild and may include temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. These usually subside within a few hours to a couple of days. Because Botox is not a permanent treatment, maintenance sessions are required every 3 to 6 months for sustained results.

One of the advantages of Botox treatments is their quick and straightforward nature. The procedure can even be done during a lunch break, and you can return to work right afterward. This convenience makes it a highly appealing choice for those with busy schedules.


  • Cost Savings: Treatment abroad can be significantly cheaper than in Western countries.
  • Expertise: Some countries specialize in cosmetic procedures, offering highly trained medical professionals.
  • Advanced Technology: Certain destinations offer state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge techniques.

Potential Destinations

  • Thailand: Known for its luxurious medical spas and expertise in cosmetic procedures.
  • Brazil: High-quality cosmetic treatments at a fraction of the U.S. cost.
  • South Korea: Renowned for its high standards in beauty treatments and skincare.

Risks & Considerations

  • Quality of Care: Ensure the clinic meets international standards.
  • Legal Protections: Familiarize yourself with local medical laws in case of malpractice.
  • Travel Time: Consider the effects of long-haul flights on your recovery.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Credentials: Ensure the medical professional is certified in the treatment you seek.
  • Reviews: Look for patient testimonials or before-and-after pictures.
  • Consultation: A pre-procedure consultation can help you assess the doctor's expertise and the facility's quality.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

Orthopedics Stem Cell


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If you suffer from chronic or acute ankle pain or instability due to arthritis, cartilage loss, ligament strain or tear, or tendon damage, then you may benefit from non-surgical stem cell treatments or stem cell-enhanced surgery.

Back Pain

Patients now have a minimally invasive option. Stem cell therapy for back pain and disc herniations can potentially repair the damaged disc or facet joint, restore function, rehydrate the disc, and ultimately alleviate chronic pain.

Anti-Aging Stem Cell

Hair Loss

Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy have been shown to be most effective for: Those in the early stages of hair loss, patients who are not viable candidates for surgery and women who prefer to avoid hair surgery.

Facial Anti-Aging

Aesthetic Anti-Aging. The Aesthetic Stem Cell Localized Treatment is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure to enhance the appearance of aging skin and hair restoration. This all-natural technique combines dermal injections of bone marrow or adipose tissue derived stem cells and growth factors.

Fertility Stem Cell

Endometrial PRP

The stem cells used for treatment of a thin endometrium include mesenchymal stem cells. In addition, successful repair of the endometrium in pregnancy with stem cells has been reported previously.

Low Ovarian Reserve (PRP)

The treatment uses PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma), which with stem cell therapy is the novel therapeutic approach for restoring the quality of the ovarian reserve.Your PRP will contain a physiologic balance of platelets, growth factors and white blood cells tailored specifically for you.

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