- How Does Botox Work?
- How Does Botox Eliminate Wrinkles?
- The Cosmetic and Medical Use of Botox?
- How Long Do The Benefits From Botox Treatments Last?
- Where Can I Get Professional Botox Treatments?
- How Safe Are Botox Treatments?
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and facial lines. Approved by the FDA, Botox (BTX-A) is a sterile and purified version of the Botulinum Toxin A. When Botox is injected into specific facial muscles, it blocks the nerve impulses and temporarily paralyzes these muscles that cause wrinkles. Botox causes these muscles to relax more.
The effect is that the process of wrinkle formation is neutralized. A heavenly smoothing effect from Botox treatments is seen almost immediately and it continues to improve over the first week.
How Does Botox Eliminate Wrinkles?
Botox injections treat lines and wrinkles by weakening or causing paralysis of the facial muscles and the pulling of the skin. Some rejuvenation benefits are seen immediately, though the full benefits are not totally realized for five to seven days.
The Cosmetic and Medical Use of Botox Injections
Botox is used to treat various medical conditions that include:
Excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis)
Muscle spasms in the face or other localized area
Twitching of the eyelid (blepharospasm)
Muscle spasms in the neck (cervical dystonia)
Proper alignment of the eyes (strabismus)
For cosmetic purposes, Botox treatments are used to treat vertical frown lines (glabellar lines) which are between the eyebrows and caused by the contraction of muscles when one frowns or squints. Other Botox injection applications include lines found at the corner of the eyes (crow’s feet) and horizontal forehead lines.
How Long Do The Benefits From Botox Treatments Last?
The full and wonderful effects of Botox injections can be seen within five to seven days. As we are all different, just like other things, results may vary on individuals. Factors which affect results are the severity of wrinkles and the strength of muscles treated.
The benefits and results from Botox injections last typically from three to six months. After which most patients gradually return to their previous state. To maintain optimal results, Botox injections should be repeated every three to four months as a regular maintenance regime. Patients who have had Botox treatments over 12 months may only require further treatments every 6 months.
Botox injections effectively eliminate lines and wrinkles. Clients may have an improved appearance for up to six months, after which repeat treatments are necessary. With continued use, the effects of the injections have a tendency to last longer.
Where Can I Get Professional Botox Treatments?
Many types of health professionals can perform cosmetic Botox procedures. The most common are Medical Doctors and Registered Nurses. Facilities can range from medical practices and clinics all the way to spas and hair salons as well. That’s how popular and common Botox usage has become.
How Safe Are Botox Injections?
When administered by trained and experienced medical professionals, Botox injections are very safe. Since the 1980s millions of people have enjoyed the anti-aging benefits which Botox brings. There are some mild and temporary side effects are associated with the treatment which include temporary pain, bruising and tenderness associated with the Botox injection. It is common for most people to experience a slight headache right after the treatment is administered. Others may also experience nausea and flu symptoms.
Pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers should avoid Botox during this stage life. Patients suffering from neurological disease should never use Botox. Just like other medical treatments there are benefits and side effects that come with Botox usage. It is important that you do your research and consult your health care professional to get all the facts.
Botox treatments have gained popularity all over the U.S. and throughout the world because of the simplicity of the procedure and fast immediate results. The baby boom generation’s thirst for youth and vitality is driving up demand.
Botox use has had multiple decades of vast usage and has shown validity of safety. The downside at worst is that the results are temporary. The upside is well….. the results are temporary.
Many people are critical of the way “other more permanent options” can leave you looking ten to fifteen to twenty years down the line. You can tell. And many times it is overly dramatic.
Whereas with Botox, it’s far more safe and simple. No surgery. No anaesthesia. No $10,000 to $20,000 bills. You can have it done and go back to work the very next day. How simple can it get? Here’s to looking young! Hooray!
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