What is Botox?


Botox is a shorted form of Botolinum Toxin. It’s has been in use for the past half a decade specifically for medical purposes. The initial use of Botox was treating lazy eye. Since then, Botox was approved for use in reducing frown lines on the forehead and over 10 million patients have used it. Botox was approved for use in controlling excessive sweating and treatment of migraines in the last decade. Nowadays Botox is the talk of everyone in cosmetics. In blogs, magazines and advertisements Botox are used for temporarily smoothing glabella lines that make the user look old, tired, unhappy or angry.


How is Botox used?


Botox is gaining fame as the top nonsurgical procedure in the country. It’s recommended for people between the ages of 15 to 65 years. Botox is mainly used in the upper face between the eyebrows better known as crow’s feet. The FDA recommends Botox as a cosmetic improvement known commonly as Botox cosmetic. The product contains botolinum toxin A as the active ingredient some sodium chloride as well as human albumin. Botox use is strongly advised against for use by people with a skin infection, have asthma, have undergone facial surgery and with bleeding skin. The effects of pregnant and nursing mothers have not been scientifically proofed.


How does Botox work?


The main way of administering Botox is through facial injection. After its injected ion the muscles, it blocks nerve impulses to the tissues. This procedure reduces muscle activity reducing frown lines. It results in a smoother look that doesn’t contract the underneath muscles. The skin appears to have difficulty in wrinkling. The Botox injection takes around ten minutes to be effective.


What are Botox side effects?


Some people are nervous to the needle injection and the bruise. The Botox injection is not recommended for people taking aspirin or ibuprofen. The drugs are known to cause thin blood that may result in excessive bleeding from the needle bruise. The doctor may prescribe the avoidance of some supplements weeks before the treatment.


Other side effects include dry mouth, fatigue mild headaches and neck pains. Just like side effects on many other medications, the side effects are not common to everybody. Some users have reported they experience numbness muscle spasms and twitching after using Botox cosmetics. Scientists disapprove the numbness side effect associated with Botox since it’s not an anesthetic. The numbness resulting from the absence of the physical sensation is cannot be from Botox use. Numbness as a result of inability in moving muscles maybe from combined factors of using Botox with other products but not specifically proven.


Botox can also spread a little from initial injection point affecting the adjacent tissues. Ironically, concentrated dosage has little risk to spread than diluted Botox. It’s advised to look for well trained and qualified practitioner to administer the product. He/she has the emergency medical equipment unlike having it in a salon where it be over diluted with saline.