Botox injections to increase facial aesthetics

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You can term Botox as a drug that is made from a toxin produced by bacterium Clostridium botulinum, the same toxin that causes botulism, a life-threatening form of food poisoning and hence, doctors administer it in small doses to treat facial problems and several other health concerns such as Blepharospasm or uncontrolled blinking, Cervical dystonia which is a neurological disorder that causes severe contractions of your shoulder and neck muscle, Severe underarm sweating and Strabismus or misaligned eyes.

Botox can be termed as a part of the anti-aging treatment wherein the chemical is injected to weaken or paralyze targeted face muscles or to block certain nerves. Today, it is mainly used to treat dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that are a result of constant muscle movement or caused by facial expressions, primarily around the eyes. Facial muscles are highly responsive to botox treatment and hence one of the cosmetic benefits of it is to weaken these muscles to reduce crow’s feet, squinting and creasing around the eye area.

The effects of botox treatment last for about three to four months while side effects may include slight pain at the injection site. Other side effects include headache, flu-like symptoms and upset stomach including temporary drooping eyelids. Do remember not to use Botox if you are pregnant or nursing.

As a part of the anti-ageing treatment, dermal fillers are employed as well, which differs from Botox. Dermal fillers work by filling in wrinkles and other facial lines. They are used to enhance lips as they tend to plump up the skin, resulting in less visible lines. Likewise botox, fillers are injected into the skin surface, but tend to be a lesser and shorter term with fewer side effects. Irreskin treamespective of your desire and choice, the treatment employed will depend on how deep your wrinkles and fine lines are and their location as well.

While botox may have its benefits, there are disadvantages associated with it as well. Botox is a quick treatment with minimal recovery time. This means that you can get back to work soon and won’t lose your pay cheque. It is not as evasive when compared to other cosmetic treatments and surgeries; hence, the process is stress free and quick. The only down side is that it works for a few months and hence, you will need to return if more of it needs to be injected – so the time span is short-lived and fixed. Botox is a safer and popular option nowadays, however, in a few cases, it may lead to eyebrows drooping or double vision depending on where it was injected and this can last for a few weeks.

Vivek Yadav