Within Our beauty-obsessed culture of today, it seems people will do just about anything to stay thin, firm and smooth. But when it comes to botulinum toxin and other elixirs, the line is sometimes blurred.
What is Botox?
Botulinum is a purified protein that temporarily paralyze the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Botox (botulinum injections) are used throughout the medical and cosmetic industry.
What Does the Treatment Involve?
There is no downtime associated with Botox injections, but it’s important to remember that you could have residual redness swelling and bruising at the injection site. You can resume regular activities immediately after the procedure. You are also able to fly without risk.
Botox injections are generally safe for most people. Since the botulinum is injected in very small doses, it considered a safe and effective cosmetic procedure to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Where Can Botox be Injected
Botox can be injected in many different areas of the face including between the eyebrows, into the forehead and into crow’s feet around the eyes.
This treatment can be used on a wide range of patients, and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Side Effects of Botox
When administered by a trained medical professional, the risk of side effects is very low, but as with any cosmetic procedure, there is always the possibility of side effects. Possible side effects of Botox include:
- Bruising and swelling at the injection site.
- Muscle weakness.
- Eye drooping.
Although Botox is relatively safe for most people, those suffering from pre-existing medical conditions such as neuromuscular disorders are not suitable candidates. Women who are pregnant or nursing should also not undergo Botox injections.