For many years, the brand name BOTOX has been hailed for its unique ability to reduce wrinkles on the face and diminish the signs of aging around the forehead and eyes. It is chosen annually by millions of people around the world as an alternative to cosmetic surgery. How does it work?
There are two types of wrinkle treatment: 1) muscle paralyzing, and 2) fillers.
Botox is in the first category, and is used for wrinkles your face makes only when smiling, frowning, etc. (dynamic). The fillers are used for permanent wrinkles that don’t go away when you relax your face (static). These are complimentary procedures, but have the different uses.
Botox is short for botulinum toxin. An injection of this toxin is given for various purposes besides eliminating dynamic wrinkles, refreshing the face: even taming chronic headache and other medical problems. It has become one of the most popular methods of rejuvenating facial appearance because of the ease with which it can be administered. Today, a skilled Botox specialist can deliver the injections with minimal or no pain at all.
It is important to remember that Botox is a temporary solution, providing short-term results for generally only a few months. There are also clear dangers that should be understood. Cases of mismanagement while administering Botox are rare; however it is good to understand your risks before choosing Botox-Botulinum Toxin Injections.
The bacteria called Clostridium Botulinium produces the Botulinum toxin which is one of the most dangerous and lethal elements in the whole world. A very small quantity of it is enough to take a life. Such is the powerful and lethal effect of this toxin. That is why a lot of care should be exercised while it is being injected into the body. A very small amount of this toxin is sufficient. The quantity should be carefully chosen and administered by a competent, experienced medical professional.
It is used for dynamic wrinkle treatment (usually in the upper face), improving the appearance, and in the treatment of chronic migraines, overactive bladder, misaligned eyes, uncontrolled blinking, severe neck contractions and profuse underarm sweating.
- Saline solution is used for diluting the Botulinum Toxin
- The toxin is then injected into the tissues beneath the skin
- It works by incapacitating the signals of the nervous system to stop muscle movement
- Applied correctly to the facial muscles in your forehead and around your eyes, and sometimes other areas such as the nose, mouth, and neck, will give your skin a smooth, wrinkle-free appearance. It is more risky around the mouth, so a skilled medical specialist is very important.
Side Effects of Administering Botox-Botulinum Toxin Injections
The side effects of this injection can be life threatening. Complications may even arise after several days of the administering of the injection.
Some of the complications which may arise due to Botox injections include:
- Trouble in swallowing or breathing
- Change in voice
- Weakness in the muscles
- Uncontrolled bladder
- Vision Problems
- Irregular heart beat pattern
- Back pain
- Sore throat
- Flu symptoms
- Drowsiness and dizziness
- Dry eyes
- Profuse sweating
- Watery eyes
Patients should be aware of the potential negative side effects before choosing a Botox injection. Botox injections should not be administered to pregnant women.
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