Using Botox injections for wrinkles is one of the most required treatments. It is not so invasive and provides with desirable effects. Even though the treatment must be repeated every few months people gladly undergo Botox injections.
What is Botox?
Botox used for wrinkles is a substance derived from a highly poisonous chemical called botulinum toxin. The toxin is produced by a specific bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. The very toxin can be found in food contaminated by the bacteria and once it is ingested, absorbed it eventually leads to serious symptoms and signs associated with the paralysis of many muscles. Since the toxin successfully paralyses muscles the scientist have come to the idea that purified form of the toxin may be used locally.
What are the Effects of Botox Injections?
Once it is injected Botox causes relaxation of the muscles. Depending on the injection site the relaxation may affect muscles around the eyes, on the forehead or other parts of the face. These muscles cannot contract and this prevents wrinkles from being visible. Muscle relaxation is an equivalent to less wrinkles. Unfortunately, the effects of muscle relaxation last only 3-6 months and the entire process must be repeated.
Are There any Side Effects of Botox Injection?
One should not worry about poisonous aspect of Botox. It is not dangerous to inject small quantities of the chemical in the muscles. However, there are certain side effects that need to be taken into consideration prior to starting with the treatment.
Some of the most common side effects of Botox injections are headache and low temperature. The treatment also carries the risk of an allergic reaction. Further and repeated administration of Botox is strictly forbidden for people with the allergic reaction. Furthermore, there is a chance of little bruising at the injection site. This side effect is associated with the very process of a needle insertion and is not directly related to Botox.
Some people may not be satisfied with the results of the treatment and they may not like the way they look. In case of large areas being treated at the same time the face may look less expressive
The doctor must be very careful during the treatment. He/she needs to be experienced as well. Mixing of crystalline form of Botox with a form of liquid in order to prepare the injections can be very challenging.
It is essential to consult a doctor about the medications patient is taking prior the procedure and some that he/she may take after the treatment.
There are certain limitations and restrictions when it comes to administration of Botox injections. Botox is not administered to people allergic to egg and pregnant women.