Botox: Facts To Know Before Your Appointment

Sonali Kapoor

, Health A2Z

Botox is a medicine (drug) which is produced from botulin, it uses medical treatment for specific muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles. Today we are going to talk about Botox and how it is beneficial for you.



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What is Botox Used For?


It is an injectable wrinkle muscle relaxer. It plies botulinum toxin type A, specifically on a botulinum toxin A, to temporarily paralyze muscle. This reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles.


The treatment is minimally invasive. This is considered a safe, effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. It is also used on the forehead between the eyes. This treatment was approved by the FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) for the treatment of wrinkles around the corners of the eyes.


What are the Benefits of Botox?


According to a clinical study, it is a simple, safe, and effective treatment for the reduction of forehead wrinkles.


It is very effective on wrinkles that haven’t quite set “dynamic” wrinkles which appear while you’re moving your face, like- when you glare.


If you’re breastfeeding, pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, the FDA suggests talk to your doctor before starting it, Dysport, or Xeomin.


What are the Risk Factors of Botox?


There are some risk factors and side effects:


1. Bruising or discomfort may happen but should improve within a few days.


2. Swelling or dropping in the eyelid area


3. Tiredness


4. Headache


5. Neck pain


6. Double vision


7. Dry eyes


8. Allergic reactions, like- rash, itching


9. Faintness


10. Dizziness



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Does Botox Have Side Effects?


There are some side effects:


1. Pain at the injection site


2. Infection


3. Inflammation


4.  Swelling


5. Redness


6. Bleeding



How did Botox Cosmetic Work?


This treatment function by temporarily blocking nerve signals and muscle contractions. It improves the advent of wrinkles around the eyes and between the eyebrows. It can slow the formation of new fine lines by preventing contraction of facial muscles.



During the procedure, the doctor will use a thin needle to administer 3-5 injections of botulinum toxin type A. They will inject the selective area between the eyebrows. The full procedure takes approximately 10 minutes.



What to Expect After Botox?


Always keep in mind to avoid rubbing, massaging, or applying any pressure to the treated area. These activities can cause botox cosmetic to spread to other areas of the body.


This can negatively affect your results. When being injected between the brows, do not lie down or bend over for three to four hour. This could possibly cause an eyelid droop. People should be able to resume normal activities immediately in some cases.


It’s important to understand possible improvements and has realistic expectations. Observable results can be expected within 1-2 days post-treatment. The total effect of this treatment is typical lasts up to four months. It can also help to prevent the return of fine lines by relaxing the muscles.



In the above article, we have talked about botox and it’s benefits, risk factors and after the treatment. After this treatment, you should take proper precautions and proper medication which your prescribed doctor. In some cases, it can be very successful but sometimes it gets worst. So you should think twice before opting for this treatment.


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