Botox Injections:


Botox is a substance derived from botulinum toxin and is most often used to soften and relax forehead/scowl lines as well as crows feet around the eye area and hence botox is an injectable substance that is a medical grade. Botox has been used for years to treat muscle twitches or even wrinkles, and has recently come into favor for creating a more youthful rested look when used on the upper third of the face but botox is not always permanent and may have to be repeated for ongoing and optimal results that is it hardly last for 4-6 months.

How beneficial is botox injection?

Botox injections are a diluted form of botulism which is injected into facial muscles to weaken the muscles that form wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic is purified botulinum toxin and is used to soften facial lines and wrinkles and it also works well for forehead lines, crow's feet, and frown lines. Botox® Cosmetic is injected into the muscle in these areas and works by weakening the muscle, which in turn lessens the lines of facial expression and you can look years younger without surgery. This results last for 4 to 6 months.

Botox injection side effects:
Sometimes an injection does not take and a touch-up is necessary and touch-up treatments cost one-fourth to one-half the cost of the initial treatment fee.
One or two in ten patients will develop a small bruise or hematoma which will take several weeks to resolve.
Rare drooping of eyebrow or eyelid can occur and this can last for 3 to 6 months but is always reversible.
Extremely rare double vision has been reported that can last for 3 to 6 months but is always reversible.
Major precautions to be taken before receiving botox injection:
Botox injection is not to be taken if any of the following apply:
You have an allergy to human albumin.
Having allergy to botulinum toxin.
If you are at present pregnant and breast-feeding.
You have neuromuscular disease and myasthenia gravis.
If in the last two weeks you have taken aspirin or antiinflammatory medication.
If last week you had beer, alcohol or wine.
What to do before and after your botox injection?
Before your botox injection you should not have alcohol one week prior to treatment and aspirin and anti-inflammatory medication should not be taken in the last two weeks.
After your botox injection do not lie down for 4 hours after the treatment and do not massage the treated muscle because this can cause the botox to spread to the muscles around the eyes. But exercise the muscles every 15 minutes for 1 hour after the treatment since botox attaches better to active muscles.

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