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Common Facts About Botox

Botox is a process in keeping the skin look young and healthy. It is a known method in reversing the aging process of the skin. Compared to having face lists and plastic surgery, Botox is a lot cheaper, easier process, quicker results and shows very minimal side effects.

Botox is actually a protein which is obtained from botulism toxin (is a neurotoxin which is known to attack nerve cells). It is injected underneath the skin which then promotes smoother skin. It is also very effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The process does not really take a very long time to perform. Usually, it is only done in two hours or less.

Botox is not a permanent solution to problems regarding skin aging. The younger appearance obtained by a person after administration of Botox to the skin may last somewhere between four to six months. This is because of the fact that the muscles will again begin to contract and wrinkles will again start to appear. It is therefore one can repeat Botox treatments to smoothen the skin again.

Individuals who are not allowed to undergo the Botox Treatment are those with:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS
  • Heart disease
  • Lambert-Eaton syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis

Just like any other health procedures, there will always be risks but it is always very rare in Botox procedures. The most common side effects are:

  • Allergic reaction to Botox – there are individuals who are allergic to botulinium toxin. It is important to let your physician know if you are allergic to any drug related to this toxin.
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Respiratory infection
  • Severe headache
  • Double vision

Note: Difficulty in swallowing and neck pains occur only when inaccurate and too much amount of Botox has been injected to the skin. It can also result to having the right measurement of Botox which has been injected to the wrong muscle.

So be sure to contact a licensed physician who will make the procedure for you to avoid complications.


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