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Botox and its effects

Even though it might sound hard to believe, there is a toxin that actually does have some positive characteristics as long as it is used in the recommended dosages. Approximately some 30 years ago, the FDA officially approved its usage in the treatment of conditions such as blepharospasm and strabismus, and some 10 years ago, it was officially approved for the treatment of wrinkles on the face. Many women have seen this as a way to remain young and keep their youthful appearance for a longer time.

Botox is very successful in treating the wrinkles and lines on various areas of the face, and its mechanism of action is based on blocking the signals that the nerves send to the muscles. This further results in inability of the muscle to contract, which has a positive effect on the wrinkles, because they become relaxed and soft. Still, it is important to know that wrinkles that are a result of the sun damage cannot be treated with Botox, because it is not effective in this case.

Why do people choose Botox alternative creams?

Still, even though Botox treatment has been very popular over the past years, the truth is that some alternatives are becoming more popular lately. It seems that Botox alternative creams are becoming a more preferable choice of more and more women. These creams are actually known as anti-aging creams and they are probably the best available alternative to Botox. The fact that they are easy to use is definitely one of the main reasons for that, but the price also plays a significant part. What might be the most important thing is that no pain is involved in this kind of treatment, which cannot be said for the treatment with Botox.

Besides the price and pain, another reason why Botox alternative creams are rather chosen instead refers to the possible side effects and unwanted results. The treatment with Botox always involves a certain amount of risk, but it is practically impossible to predict who is at higher risk and when some complication might occur. On the other side, almost every patient will develop at least some milder side effect, because the cases which are free of side effects are rare. They are usually not serious, but the fact is that there are also situations when people even experience muscle weakness or paralysis of the muscles in the area that was treated.

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