Botox is a very popular cosmetic product; so much so that it is considered the very embodiment of cosmetic procedures. However, not many people in Brooklyn know a lot about the Botox injection and its benefits and side effects. Let’s take a look at all the information you would need to know before you consider going for Botox injections:
What is Botox?
Botox is, in simple words, a type of protein that is derived from the botulism bacteria. Its generic name is onabotulinum toxin A, but it is more commonly called botulinum toxin type A. Botox releases some chemicals that bock nerve activities across the muscles, thus temporarily reducing muscle activity and relaxing them.
Botox as a medical product
Not many people are ware of this, but Botox injections are also given medically, since its muscle relaxing ability can be used in treating certain medical conditions. Botox is prescribed and administered for treating cervical dystonia, a condition where the neck muscles spasm severely. It is also used for treating muscle spasms in the hands and arms, hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating), urinary incontinence and also to prevent headaches among chronic migraine patients.
Botox as a cosmetic product
As a cosmetic product, Botox can be used for treating and diminishing the following signs of aging:
· Frown lines or glabellas
· Forehead lines
· Crow’s feet
· Bunny lines, which are wrinkles on the top of your nose
· Perioral lines, which are wrinkles around your mouth
Botox is administered depending on the wrinkles being treated. It can also be administered on the chin.
How are Botox injections administered?
Botox injectionsare administered into a muscle, and the procedure is carried out by a doctor or qualified medical practitioner in an office or hospital setting. If more than one injection of Botox is being administered, then each injection procedure must be separated by an interval of at least 3 months.
How much time does it take for Botox to take effect?
This depends on a number of factors, including your medical condition, the area of your face being treated, the depth of wrinkles and any medicines you are talking. In some cases, Botox may start showing effects on the day of injection, while patients may see results after some time only. In any case, the full results of Botox would be visible in 10 days.
What are the side effects of Botox?
Botox is not known to cause any side effects in a majority of cases. However, like any other form of medication, Botox too may cause some side effects in extremely rare cases. The botulinum toxin that is used in Botox may spread to other areas of the body, which may cause certain side effects. As a result, you may see some side effects of Botox occurring even after several weeks of having it administered. It is important that you keep your doctor involved for the whole period while the botulinum is still in your body.