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What You Don't Know About Botox Injections

Jun 20, 2008
Botox injections used to be a trend followed only by models and actors. The cosmetic treatment reserved to those individuals who had a "public figure" to maintain or whose income depended directly on how good they looked. The drastic increase in popularity that a botox injection has had over the past few years has rendered this type of medical procedures much more affordable. Nowadays basically anybody could reverse the effects of time on their skin and transform them into a better and younger looking person.

Botox is derived from the same botulin toxin that is found in spoiled foods. A sterile and purified version of this toxin, known as Botulinum toxin type A, is what doctors use to reduce wrinkles. It is injected into facial muscles to weaken the muscles that form wrinkles. Hence botox injections are natural purified protein which in very low doses relaxes the overactive muscles that cause frown lines to form. In other words, the Botulinum blocks the signals that are supposed to tell the victim's muscles to contract.

The Botox injection is simple and non-surgical treatment. But its effect could only last for four to six months. The body gradually absorbs the substance and the treatment needs to be repeated. However, if it is repeated in a series of treatments, those muscles will gradually learn not to contract as much. So this can give a more long-term effect and allow the skin to smooth out more permanently. It will not smooth out completely, but it will certainly look smoother and younger.

As with any type of medical procedure there are some Botox Injections risks that consumers should be aware of. Fortunately, not everyone who takes Botox Injections will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. Swelling, bruising and numbness are common after the treatment. These symptoms generally subside within a week because Botox only stays in the body temporarily. Best thing about the treatment is no recovery time is normally required. Most get the injections and are back to their daily routine immediately!

Botox injection is generally thought of as safe. However, it is definitely not recommended for pregnant women, or women who are breastfeeding their babies as well as people with neuromuscular disorders as it would be dangerous for them. It is also not recommended for people with cardiovascular disease. If you have neither of these problems you should still need to talk with your specialist first to make 100% sure it's right for you personally.
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Max helps people to understand what Botox Injections are. He shows them about the possible Botox Side Effects.
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