What is the Botox Treatment?

Visible signs of ageing and wrinkles are worse than nightmares for many of us, especially those who get it during their twenties or thirties. Everyone struggling with visible signs of ageing tries almost every way possible to reduce them. Many people go for home remedies, some choose cosmetic products, and lastly, many opt for a cosmetic procedure. Botox Treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures opted by many. 

What is Botox?

To begin with, let’s learn about what Botox is. Botox is a type of drug which is found in the bacteria named “C.Botulinum”. The C.Botulinum bacteria produce extremely harmful Botulinum toxins. One single gram of it has the power to kill almost one million people, as stated by scientists. However, professionals have worked hard to create Botox injections for medical purposes that are safe to use and have minimal side effects. 

Botox Injection

Botox injections are made of a type of botulinum toxin type A known as onabotulinum toxin A. This Botox injection helps in reducing wrinkles and fine lines on the skin by temporarily paralyzing the muscles to stop them from sending signals to the nerves. This process prevents wrinkles from being visible on the skin. The Botox treatment is continuous as one shot of the injection lasts for about four to six months. After this period, the muscles are no longer paralyzed, and they start to move normally. In some cases, they last longer than six months as well. As approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA), other conditions also get treated through Botox injections, including chronic migraines, overactive bladder, lower limb spasticity, and excessive sweating of the underarms.

What are the side effects of Botox treatment?

The side effects are different for everyone and may not last long for everyone. However, if the side effects persist for a long time and cause severe problems, consult your doctor immediately. Common side effects include:

  • Redness/Bruises around the area where the Botox was injected 
  • Dryness in the eyes
  • Muscle weakness
  • Headache
  • Nausea/Fatigue
  • Upset stomach
  • Urination problem
  • Droopy Eyelids
  • Blurred vision
  • Constant tears
  • Numbness

Botox injection is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women and individuals who have any neurological disorder. 

Safety Precautions 

The individual going for the Botox cosmetic should inform their doctor about every medical condition, allergies or any case history. This is very important so that the doctor knows your situation and any risk factor can be looked into carefully. 

The expenses of Botox treatment vary from country to country. It also depends on other factors such as the doctor and their experience, amount of Botox units needed etc.