Learning About Botox
Botox is the brand name of a neuro-toxin produced from the same bacterium that causes botulism also known as Clostridium Botulinum. Though Botox does not offer permanent cosmetic surgery, it does provide a possible solution for anyone dealing with an aging and wrinkling face. The most popular use of Botox is to reduce frown and forehead lines. It is not a difficult treatment to perform and reducing wrinkles usually makes a person look younger.
Not only is the treatment simple but fast, with most being completed in under a quarter of an hour. Looking younger couldn’t be simpler or quicker with lines around the mouth, eyes and forehead reduced within a couple of days.
Botox injections work by paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles and lines, like horizontal and vertical lines on the forehead or crow’s feet near the eyes for instance, so there will be less movement. Recovery time is swift after a treatment but there may some bruising, swelling and numbness because Botox is a natural protein.
Using Botox to reduce aging wrinkles is one of the safest methods with very few side effects. To help minimize any discomfort, ice is used before and after treatment. Botox treatments have other uses to for those who suffer with acne or facial scarring.
Lines around the eyes often called laughter lines or crows feet plus others around the mouth and forehead disappear when botox is injected because it’s paralyzing action relaxes the muscles in these areas. There aren’t many celebrities that haven’t had a Botox injection to make themselves look younger but cosmetic surgery does have other uses and is not just about vanity. Most of the popular cosmetic treatments today such as Botox, injecting collagen, microdermabrasion and chemical peels are those favored by men as they are not as invasive.
Probably something you don’t know about Botox is that it is also a prescription drug. There have been other studies on the properties of Botox and it has been found to help reduce the effects of migraine and sweating in addition to muscle spasms of the neck and eyes. However, it’s wise to be cautious because it is also contraindicated in pregnancy and breast feeding.
Over time, treatments of Botox will have to take place at greater intervals because the muscles that are injected atrophy and it requires longer and longer periods for them to recover. As aesthetic cosmetic treatments go, Botox is number one in the USA where over one million will be prescribed this year.