Thanks to advances and innovations in science and technology, most women today are able to outsmart age and look young – with BOTOX! It is the new miracle product that is now in short supply, and what was once considered the privilege of the rich and famous is now readily available to ordinary men. Most clinics and beauty salons now offer BOTOX as part of their services. Find out everything you need to know about this miracle product!
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is the general name for a chemical produced by the botulinum bacteria; BOTOX is the trade name used by most marketers to sell this chemical. It can cause considerable damage if used in large quantities and in an uncontrolled manner. Overuse of this chemical can lead to food poisoning and botulism. However, over the years, scientists have found, through extensive research, a way to use this drug for the benefit of people.
BOTOX was approved by the FDA at the end of the last century for the treatment of certain facial muscle disorders. Facial nerve paralysis and uncontrolled blinking can now be treated with BOTOX. It is used in different areas of the face, such as the furrows between the eyebrows (glabella wrinkles), smile lines, and crow’s feet.
How does BOTOX work?
BOTOX paralyzes the muscles of the face. Our facial expressions are controlled by signals sent by nerve endings to the brain, where the facial muscles stretch and contract. When BOTOX is injected, it blocks the signals sent by the nerves and inhibits the stretching and contraction of facial muscles. This prevents wrinkles from forming on the face and existing wrinkles are filled in with new collagen, giving the face a fuller appearance.
How is BOTOX injected?
BOTOX injections take only a few minutes and do not require anesthesia. BOTOX is injected into certain muscles in the face with a fine needle, causing little discomfort. After the injection, it takes 3 to 7 days before the first results are visible. It is recommended that you stop taking anti-inflammatory medications at least two weeks before BOTOX treatment.
Is BOTOX permanent?
The effect of BOTOX injections usually lasts 4-6 months and requires a new injection if expression lines reappear. The effect is not permanent, but wrinkles that do reappear are significantly reduced by muscle relaxation.
Are there any side effects of BOTOX?
The introduction of BOTOX fillers generally has no side effects. The only side effect is a temporary hematoma caused by the puncture of the fine needle. Headaches and drooping eyelids may occur but are very rare. Headaches disappear within a maximum of 48 hours after the procedure, but it can take up to three weeks for the eyelids to return to normal. It is advisable to avoid rubbing the injection site. It is also recommended not to lie down for 3 to 4 hours after the injection.
However, recent studies have shown that BOTOX can cause depression which makes it harder for women to express their thoughts. Their facial muscles become paralyzed and they are unable to express their feelings. Some even find that their face is not as smiley as it was before the injection.
Is BOTOX right for everyone?
BOTOX can be used by everyone except pregnant women, nursing mothers, and people undergoing treatment for neurological conditions. However, it is recommended that you consult a physician before injecting BOTOX.
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