Botox injections use a toxin named as botulinum and are widely used to remove wrinkles and fine lines. Botox users are multiplying all around the world. It works by paralyzing the muscles which contract and form wrinkles. Majority of people think that Botox is just an aesthetic treatment. In fact, it is not right. Botox has a wide range of applications and, for sure, there are a lot more uses that are being researched.
Botox treatment is frequently used for
- Muscle spasms
- Pain management
- Excessive sweating
- Overactive bladder
Why Botox is a popular choice
Botulinum is widely liked for its benefits. It is admired and appreciated by the surgeons and the patients alike. Following are some significant features of Botox injections.
- It is minimally painful.
- It is minimally invasive.
- It does not have a long list of side effects and complications that surgical procedures of facial rejuvenation have.
- Botox injections cost you less than their surgical alternatives.
Is Botox safe?
No doubt, use of Botox treatment for medical as well as aesthetic purpose is safe. It is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to be a safe product for its use in various conditions. However, its label contains a severe warning due to its potential side effects.
When administered for an aesthetic purpose injections use small doses of toxin that means minimum possibility of occurrence of risks. You must get your treatment from an experienced and qualified dermatologist because the technique they use ensures minimum risks.
Potential side effects and complications
- Allergic reaction to the toxin
- Temporary swelling, bruising and uneven skin
- Dry mouth
- Difficulty in breathing and swallowing
- Blurred or double vision
- Droopy eyelids
Rare and serious side effects of Botox treatment are mostly related to an unwanted spread of Botulinum Toxin to other sites thereby paralyzing other muscles. When muscles are paralyzed you cannot use them according to your need and it causes you difficulty in many routine muscle movements.
Botox is an amazing treatment not just for facial rejuvenation but also for treating a number of issues. A careful administration from an experienced dermatologist ensures that you will not have to face any serious complications.
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